New Program Brings Busy Moms Together to Get In Shape, Meet Other Moms and Raise Funds to Help Fight Cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter has launched Moms In Training, a brand new nine-week workout program geared towards helping busy moms prepare for a 5K race, while meeting other moms in their community and raising funds for LLS’s mission to fight blood cancer.  Moms In Training is based off of LLS’s Team In Training, the world’s largest and most successful charity endurance training program.

Moms In Training is currently available throughout the Greater Bay Area, including San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay.  The program starts on April 12, 2014 and culminates with the See Jane Run 5K Walk and Stroller Stride in Alameda, Calif., on June 22, 2014.  Compared to the traditional Team In Teaming program, Moms In Training is less rigorous and includes weekly workouts on Saturday mornings and social events throughout the season with other moms in the area.  The workouts last approximately 60-75 minutes and consist of running, walking, cross-training and stretching.  Moms are able to train with their babies and children, as long as they remain in a stroller.

The fundraising commitment for Moms In Training is $500 with a $50 registration fee, which is credited towards the fundraising goal.  All moms are provided with a fundraising website, staff support and coaching at their weekly workouts.  Registration for Moms In Training is currently open until April 26, 2014.  Register online at bit.ly/TNTregistration.

This new program is only available in select cities across the country, including the Greater Bay Area.  The first Moms In Training program was launched through LLS’s New York City Chapter in 2012.  In its first year, 200 moms raised $375,000 in the fight against blood cancer through Moms In Training.

For more information on Moms In Training, contact Stephanie Wissler at 408-490-3130 or Jenifer Prentiss at 707-544-4350, ext. 2013 or visitwww.teamintraining.org/gba/moms.