This week, Team in Training, a non-profit, that since its beginning in 1988, that has brought more than 600,000 participants into the fold and has helped TNT and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) raise more than $1.4 billion, has announced its third annual ‘Princess and Pirate’ fundraiser which brings together children who are fighting to conquer cancer and those that are in remission.
The date will be, Friday, Feb. 13 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta.
It’s a great cause and it should be noted that all proceeds from the evening will help benefit and support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Eleven year, Team in Training veteran and founder of the ‘Princess and Pirate’ fundraiser, Wendi Verzosa has raised more than $50,000 to help the fight against cancer. “I came up with this fundraiser idea a few years ago as a way to honor our special cancer fighters and survivors. The ‘Princess and Pirate’ theme provides an outlet for these young heroes to dress up and enjoy a fun night out, while enabling them to forget about their illnesses and treatments,” said Mrs. Verzosa.
Once again, this year’s fundraiser will be held Friday, Feb. 13 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. Purchase tickets in advance for $20/adults and $10/children (under the age of 12) at http://pages.teamintraining.org/ga/flypig15/wverzosa. Please include “RSVP for annual Princess and Pirate Party” in the notes section. Ticket prices at the door will be $25/adults and $15/children (under the age of 12).
Team in Training heroes have received treatment and services from the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs that serves infants to young adults.
The evening will feature our generous sponsors, including Atlanta Fever Entertainment, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Omni CNN Center. These local businesses will come together to honor the young heroes attending the event by providing costumes, food, favors, a silent auction and more.
To see more information, visit www.teamintraining.org.