PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Sports

Forni Classic hosts huge fundraiser

By From page A10 | August 08, 2014

As an added addition to Saturday’s big race, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training participant and local race fan Carla Tilford will hold their second annual benefit raffle.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit, voluntary health organization whose mission is to cure leukemia and its related cancers — lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease — and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Tilford became involved after members of her family had been affected by blood cancers including Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in hope of making a difference to help save others’ lives.

Last year, local race fans raised nearly $2,000 for this great cause, and plans this year are to surpass that amount. Proceeds raised by means of a well-orchestated, large raffle at this event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Greater Sacramento Chapter.

Businesses from Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador counties have donated an amazing number of prizes for this year’s event including Chip Ganassi Racing, which has donated autographed Kyle Larson goods.

Larson began his sprint car racing career at Placerville Speedway at the age of 14 and is now NASCAR’s rising star in the Sprint Cup Series as well as Nationwide and Trucks.

Team In Training is the world’s largest endurance training program and the signature fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The goal of Team In Training is to increase funding to support LLS’ mission while promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles for all the participants who take part in the program.

For more information visit teamintraining.org or call 916-929-4720.

Bill Sullivan

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