John Kellenyi, Board President, participated in his first Team In Training (TNT) event, the Marine Corps Marathon, in 1999. Since then he's lost several friends to blood cancer, and his passion for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission has risen correspondingly. Says John, "The results achieved by LLS-sponsored research, in the form of dramatic improvements in survival rates and tremendous assistance for patients, fuels my motivation."
In 2007, John was proclaimed the Million Dollar Man. By then he had raised over $1.4 million dollars for LLS. An inspirational quote from John was even featured on a Starbucks Coffee Cup: "People say, oh, I could never do that! But when you meet cancer patients, you understand the bravery and spirit those people show each and every day. You'll be surprised by what you can do."