In 1988 Bruce Cleland assembled a team to run the NYC Marathon to raise money for blood cancer research in honor of his daughter, a leukemia survivor. The team of 38 runners raised $322,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and they called themselves Team In Training (TNT).
Now, 27 years later, TNT has become the most successful endurance sports training program for charity in the world. Over 600,000 participants have raised more than 1.5 billion dollars to fund blood cancer research and treatments that are saving the lives of patients today.
Bruce was honored by Runner's World magazine in 2004 as one of their "Heroes of Running" for his role in establishing TNT. He was also featured in the January 2013 issue of Competitor magazine.