Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vikings Take A Step To Find A Cure For Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in the U.S., affecting three Minnesotans every day

The Lymphoma Research Foundation Minnesota Chapter’s 5th Annual Lymphomathon 5k walk/run. Lymphomathons in 15 cities across the country are expected to raise over $1.7 million this year, with eighty-five cents of every dollar going toward research and programming to eradicate the most common blood cancer in the United States and serve those touched by the disease.

Thousands of volunteers, including survivors, caregivers and supporters who are walking/running in memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma. Team Vikings will be made up of Vikings players, including linebacker Heath Farwell, tight end Garrett Mills, and center John Sullivan, as well as Vikings staff, cheerleaders, fans, family and friends.

Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, June 6
9:00 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – Walk/Run – Runners will start before walkers
Runners will begin on a USATF-Certified 5k course minutes before the walkers.

To raise awareness of lymphoma and research funds for a cure for the most common blood cancer and the third most common cancer in children. Today, half a million Americans are affected by some form of lymphoma.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE TO PARTICIPATE. Walkers/runners are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100.00 in pledges to receive an LRF Lymphomathon t-shirt, and $250.00 for a travel tote. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

To join Team Vikings, visit www.lymphomathon.org. Click on Minnesota and find Team Vikings on the right-hand side. For more information, please contact Vikings Manager of Public Affairs Jeff Anderson at 952.828.6570.


Anonymous said...

The new stadium renderings were suppose to be released this spring. Now that we are into summer, has this project been scratched or is there a later date now being discussed for the new stadium design unveiling? How come the Vikings organization has been very quiet about the new stadium plans? They seem to have missed opportunities in creating buzz for this new stadium project. To me its seems too late for a new stadium plan to be released.

MM_Admin said...

You are correct; the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission postponed the unveiling of the new stadium renderings and will now likely release the designs later this summer or early fall. At that point, expect a more public approach by the Vikings throughout the football season and into the 2010 Legislative Session when the team hopes a solution will be passed. While the Vikings have been quiet publicly in order to respect the issues facing the State Legislature and Governor Pawlenty, team officials have increased dialogue with Minnesota’s State leaders regarding the stadium development project. Those conversations are set to continue this fall as well.

Jeff Anderson
Assistant Director of Public Affairs
Minnesota Vikings

Post a Comment