Five years after her mother died from complications due to Hodgkin's lymphoma, Allison Linares joined Team In Training (TNT). Then, in 2003, she lost her stepfather from a stroke due to leukemia. Losing two parents to blood cancers just made Allison more committed to help fund and find a cure. After working as a mentor, then a coach, in 2011 she became a triathlete herself.
Allison says she knows that, by raising funds to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission, there may be one more mom at her daughter's wedding or one more graduate at that college commencement.
"I can't imagine NOT being a part of Team In Training," Allison says.