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Causes We Support

Kaizenmultisport, and our team members, are committed to giving to others in our community and around the world. We are blessed to work with amazing organizations and professionals, and strive to give back as much as we can. We support the following charities and what they believe in, as we try to share our success with those less fortunate.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.  Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Research funded by the Society has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec®.

The need is critical: More than 823,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.  Every five minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer.  Every 10 minutes, someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20.  Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age.  The survival rate for myeloma is only 33 percent.  Incidence is nearly twice as high among African Americans as for all other races. Because of LLS's dedication to research, the survival rates for children diagnosed with leukemia have improved by more than 61% since 1975.

Team In Training® (TNT) is the nation’s most widely recognized personal endurance sports training program designed to prepare an individual to run or walk a 26.2 mile marathon, cycle a 100-mile century ride, or complete a triathlon. Since TNT started more than 360,000 people have completed an event with the Team and together have raised more than a Billion dollars to support the LLS mission. Men and women from all walks of life and all levels of fitness, raise funds in honor of blood cancer patients or survivors, to support LLS. In exchange, LLS provides them with a 4-5 month training program focused on the completion of a major endurance event. Participants select and train for an event from their local chapter’s list of events.  During the 4-5 month coached training period, TNT participants will learn all about how to safely prepare for their sport and will participate in group and individual training runs, walks, swims or rides.  LLS also provides transportation to the event, lodging, meals and entry into the race. TNT is promoted nationwide, by all 68 chapters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person's healthy tissue. MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go.

Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it. MS is not considered a fatal disease as the vast majority of people with it live a normal life-span. But they may struggle to live as productively as they desire, often facing increasing limitations. Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. World-wide, MS affects about 2.5 million people. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require U.S. physicians to report new cases, and because symptoms can be completely invisible, the numbers can only be estimated.

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society: Lone Star. This ride is the largest event of its kind in North America. In 2011, the event raised more than $16 million for MS. The ride is a 180-mile journey for MS from Houston to Austin. The final leg of Day Two takes riders into Austin for exciting Finish Line festivities at the capital.

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