February 2013 | Running The Goofy Challenge: One Hill Yorker Shares His Experience Running for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

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Hill York’s very own Rob Pulsifer ran for a cause that was anything but goofy. Rob along with more than 60,000 participants, challenged themselves to The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend in an effort to raise donations and create awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Rob writes “participating in the event not only gave me an opportunity to support a cause that was dear to me, it helped prepare for the rest of life’s big challenges. Approaching the finish line on day two of the full marathon I remember laughing to myself thinking “I can’t believe I just did that”. For me crossing life’s proverbial finish line is about setting big goals, training, failing, succeeding, pushing yourself beyond yesterday’s achievements, looking forward not back… it’s all part of the journey.”

Every year The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) uses the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend as a platform to create awareness of this life saving cause, as well as to raise much needed funds for research. Each year, roughly $7 million is raised through participant and volunteer donations along with the Team in Training fundraising program. These funds are used to help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®(LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 5.1 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

To learn more or get involved, visit http://www.lls.org/.

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