John Hyland has served on the New Jersey Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) board since 2000. He was inspired by his aunt, Nancy Hyland, who lost her fight with leukemia.
After years of working with LLS, John himself was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2010. Says John, "When the diagnosis happened, I knew I would have tremendous support from LLS. I was very fortunate to survive the disease, and when the opportunity came up to participate in an Ironman event with Team In Training I didn't hesitate. It would give me the unique opportunity to actually raise funds for critical research for the exact cancer I survived."
The Iron Team went on to raise $681,730, surpassing their goal of $500,000.