Austin man heads to Ironman in Kona for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 3 at 12:00 PM

AUSTIN -- An Austin man will be participating in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii raising money for a good cause.

Jerry Aguilar will compete in the triathlon world's biggest race on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team in Training.

Team in Training is the endurance event training group for LLS and for 25 years has been providing athletes with training for triathlons, bike rides, races, and more in exchange for an athlete’s commitment to raise a set amount of money for blood cancer research.

According to LLS, the team has raised more than $1.23 billion in blood cancer research that has helped fund the quest for a cure and support the millions of people affected by blood cancer each year.

“In 2010, I joined Team in Training to honor the fight of someone close to me who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, to provide support and hope for all those suffering from Leukemia, and to memorialize those that were lost along the way,” said Aguilar. “Racing at the Ironman World Championship is an incredible opportunity, and one that I am extremely honored to be doing on behalf of LLS, an organization that is near and dear to my heart.”

In order to compete on behalf of LLS, Aguilar must raise $50,000 by October 5. If you would like to donate, go here. If you are a company interested in providing a corporate sponsorship, please contact Aguilar at jerryaguilarjr@ymail.com for more information.

 

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