Join the University of Pittsburgh's RISE Mentoring Program on April 6, 2013 as they support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Southside Trails.
Help us RISE ABOVE LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA, AND BLOOD CANCERS!
Reach Inside your Soul for Excellence
RISE 5K to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
"RISE Above Leukemia & Lymphoma"
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Southside Riverfront Park
Near the Birmingham Bridge at 18th Street
3.1 miles (5k)
Fast or slow it does not matter! Our 5k is about getting out and getting active. This new 3.1 mile course uses the Southside Trail. It is an out and back course on the trail that follows the river giving you a great view of downtown Pittsburgh!
Details coming soon!
Event Day Schedule:
- 7:30 AM - Shuttles begin from the Pitt Student Union
- 8:30 AM - Check-In / Bib Pick up Begins
- 9:00 AM - 5K Start
Non Students $25
Rise 5K Registration
To register for the the RISE 5k Race, please visit our registration site on active.com
Registration Closes on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 11:59 PM EST.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
About Student Health Services/Healthy U
The mission of the RISE Mentoring Program is to increase dramatically the retention and graduation rates of all students. The University's commitment to student development, academics, socialization, mentoring, global awareness, and community development is inherent in RISE and provides students with a comprehensive learning experience designed to facilitate their success.
RISE employs strategies designed to improve students' academic efficacy, encourage and facilitate student involvement, strengthen connectedness to mentors, improve students' self-awareness, and programmatically address other specific and unique needs of undergraduate students.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Through the support of its volunteers, LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
With the help of major fundraising campaigns, including Team In Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program, and Light The Night Walk, LLS has awarded more than $750 million in research funding since the first funding in 1954.
When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients.
LLS continues its work to help ensure that blood cancer patients live better, longer lives, with access to the care they need to survive and live.
Wellness is a lifelong process, and for college students, success in the classroom starts with living a healthy lifestyle outside the classroom.
With this in mind, the University of Pittsburgh has developed a special program called Healthy U that features unlimited opportunities and resources to help students maintain more than just optimal physical and emotional health.
Healthy U encompasses intellectual and social well-being as well as occupational, environmental, and spiritual health.
Visit Healthy U's Web Site to Learn More:
To lean more about LLS and endurance sports contact:
Western PA TNT Coordinator: Sara Clarke
Registration Kick-Off Event!
March 20th 11am - 2pm at the University of Pittsburgh Schenley Quad (between Amos and Holland Halls)
Come and register for the 5K and get pumped with music, food, and a great time to kick off registration for the event!
LLS and Team in Training mean a great deal to many patients in Western PA and nationally. The money raised by by LLS goes to help patients survive and live past diagnosises of leukemia, lymphoma, & blood cancers.
At the same time, these organizations promote health and personal growth through helping everyday people achieve incredible endurnace sports acheivements in marathons, triathlons, and distance bike rides.
RISE members & supporters always stive to reach new hieghts in their personal, achedemic, and community lives; and the mission of LLS & Team in Training fit right in with our values. If you would like to help us RISE above cancer please join us for our 5k race this spring.
Who is behind this event?