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Jaime Alamillo of Santa Clarita. Courtesy photo.
Jaime Alamillo of Santa Clarita. Courtesy photo.

 

Jamie Alamillo of Santa Clarita, a cancer survivor, has taken on the challenge of cycling from Santa Clarita to Lake Tahoe.

There, he will then complete the “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride” century ride, totaling 540 miles cycled between May 23 and June 2 with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, or TNT, program.

Alamillo will arrive in Lake Tahoe on May 30 and take a two-day rest before completing the ride with the more than 850 Team in Training athletes.

As the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for all blood cancer patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society relies on its flagship fundraising campaigns to generate funds for its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Since its inception, Team in Training has raised more than $1 billion for research and patient support, trained more than 650,000 people and helped LLS invest more than $1.3 billion to help advance breakthrough cancer treatments.

Today’s Team in Training provides teammates a unique opportunity to experience personal discovery and mastery through training and community while helping to create a world without blood cancer.

Team in Training participants must raise a minimum of $1,600 for LLS and are supported with the Sixcycle training app, group training, fundraising resources, and a cycling jersey.

Jaime Alamillo and his family, his primary support group as a cancer survivor. Courtesy photo;

Jaime Alamillo and his family, his primary support group as a cancer survivor. Courtesy photo.

In 2013 Alamillo was diagnosed with stage three Multiple Myeloma and told he may never walk again. The cancer had broken his back in two places and entered his spine. Doctors were able to extract all lesions and repair part of Alamillo’s back. He regained his ability to walk, but it was only one step on his path to recovery.

Alamillo went through 10 rounds of radiation, 27 rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell procedure to fight his cancer. Since his diagnosis, he has completed 11 half marathons, three marathons, three century rides and a triathlon, and recently completed an Ironman distance duathlon.

Alamillo has personally raised more than $25,000 for LLS and his goal for the cycle ride is to raise an additional $6,000.

“I feel I need to do more as there is no known cure for my disease,” he said. “It matters for the newly diagnosed and their families looking for options and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s continued fight to find a cure.”

Jaime Alamillo of Santa Clarita.

Jaime Alamillo of Santa Clarita.

To learn more about this event, visit http://bit.ly/TourToCure.

To find a race near you and join Team in Training call 800-482-TEAM or visit www.teamintraining.org.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at 800-955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

For additional information visit lls.org/lls-newsnetwork. Follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Team in Training
Team in Training is the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports fundraising and training program. Since its inception in 1988, when a team of 38 runners trained together for the New York City Marathon and raised $320,000, Team in Training has raised more than $1.5 billion, trained more than 650,000 people and helped LLS invest more than $1.2 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today. Team in Training offers a lineup of innovative high caliber domestic and international events, and prepares teammates for marathons, half-marathons and triathlons, as well as cycling, climbing and hiking experiences, with experienced coaches, training resources, a supportive community and world-class fundraising tools. For more information about dates, locations and times, contact your local LLS chapter at 800-482-TEAM or via www.teamintraining.org.

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