Tom Simpson lost a friend and his mother-in-law to leukemia, and his sister-in-law overcame non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). He joined Team In Training (TNT) in their honor.
At first, running more than four or five miles was a struggle for Tom, but with the help and encouragement of TNT, he ran his first marathon and raised $6,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in the process. Tom went on to form his own TNT team, recruiting three friends to join him. Their goal is to raise over $10,000 for the fight against blood cancers this year.
"I run for those who can't," says Tom. "And I will never stop until we find a cure."