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Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyís TEAM in Training Fundraiser

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March 27, 2012 OíNeilís Restaurant and Pub Verona, New Jersey

OíNeilís Restaurant & Pub will host an event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyís TEAM in Training on Tuesday, March 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is being organized by the Drost-Walshe family of Verona and will be open to the public and friends of the Drost-Walshe family. OíNeilís will generously donate a portion of every patronís check that evening directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Diners need only to order their dinner at OíNeilís on March 27 to trigger the donation credit.

Tim Drost, a Verona resident, was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, an incurable, but treatable disease, in November 2000. Since then, he has been sporadically receiving chemotherapy treatments but has enjoyed most of his time in healthy remission periods. In 2003, following his first chemotherapy treatment period, Drost ran the New York City Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyís TEAM in Training.

Drost, a recreational runner most of his adult life, remains committed to the cause of TEAM in Training and has run the New Jersey Half Marathon in 2010 and 2011 as a member of the New York Sports Club chapter of TEAM in Training. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolynn and Jesus Navarro, started the New York Sports Club sub-chapter of TEAM in Training in Drostís honor in 2008, and their team has raised over $100,000 for blood cancer research since its inception.

Drost is currently training for the New Jersey Half Marathon, 2012. Drost and the NYSC running team hopes to raise another $40,000 to help cure blood cancers this spring.

Donations can be made by through his Web page.

Please note that Event details are subject to change. Always contact Event management directly for up to date contest details or any questions. And be sure to visit the Event website for all information.



 

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