Jun 18, 2015

Blackstone Women Run 10K to Raise Money for LLS

On Saturday, 11 Blackstone women participated in Moms In Training, a 10K in Central Park supported by Team in Training to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that aims to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Blackstone team was again recognized as the #1 fundraising team for the event. The broader Moms in Training group has so far raised $469,000 of their $500,000 goal for the race.

Moms in Training is part of Blackstone’s wider effort to raise funds for LLS and will be followed by the Hamptons Half Marathon later this year, for which 86 Blackstone employees are registered to take part.  The Blackstone team has been named Top Corporate Fundraising Team by Team in Training for the past 6 years and, with support from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, has raised over $2.2 million for LLS. Since 2008, 490 Blackstone employees have participated in Team in Training sponsored century rides and running events.

Click here to read about the LLS 100 Mile Most Beautiful Bike ride last weekend and here to learn more about Blackstone’s broader efforts to raise money for LLS.