Our team is honored to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their race for a cure for cancer. Last month, we presented the organization with a $75,000 check in support of the cause.
We became involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society when our good friend and colleague, John Black, decided to compete in Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. John was inspired to support their mission when he met Bob Jordan while competing in the Colorado Ironman. Bob was the father of Emily Jordan, who was just five years old when she lost her battle with leukemia. Her final wish was to have her father compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kona. This story touched John so much that he decided to train and compete in the race with the goal of supporting the cause.
In addition to our donations, we wanted to get a little creative in our goal to raise awareness for John’s mission. So we brought our firm and families to Memorial Park for our own AI Ironman competition. Our Ironman was not as grueling as the actual race, but it allowed some healthy competition and fun while raising awareness for a great cause. It was a great day for all the family members of our team here at Arnold & Itkin to come out and support the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Altogether, we had over 100 attendees at our AI Ironman at Memorial Park in Houston!
Our Ironman involved five very challenging and competitive events: a 5k run, bouncy ball race, water balloon toss, 3-legged race, and epic tug of war battle. In between the events, everyone enjoyed plenty of food, drinks, and festivities.
Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary health organization focused on funding research for finding a cure and providing access to treatments for patients suffering from blood cancer. They have effectively brought new advances to cancer care through more than 300 active research projects. Their goal is to find a cure for cancer and continue to make treatment accessible to patients.