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Are you ready for fun & games? The Mascot Challenge will feature professional mascots from Middle Tennessee coaching kids ages five–14 competing in games of physical activity. Fans of Nashville sports will enjoy watching their kids compete with their favorite mascot. This highly anticipated challenge features, Booster the Rooster from the Nashville Sounds, Gnash from the Nashville Predators, and T-Rac from the Tennessee Titans. Participants will be assigned at random in age-appropriate categories competing individually and as a team in games designed by D1 Training. Each participant is also given the opportunity to fundraise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to earn special prizes and experiences with the mascots.

“The Nashville community is fantastic about coming together for a common cause,” said Jeff Parsley, executive director Tennessee Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “The Mascot Challenge is the first time our city’s three professional mascots have teamed up in an event specifically for kids. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our young sports fans to compete while joining forces in the fight against cancer.”

LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer through our almost 70 year history, funding breakthrough research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures, and providing support and advocacy for patients. In 2017 LLS gave over $2 million to families in Tennessee. With our investment of more than $1.2 billion in research since we started in 1949, we are leading the way in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. More than 65 years of fighting blood cancers has led us to a game changing belief. The cures for cancer are in our blood.

The event is taking place on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 2:30 PM CT at D1 Training in Franklin, TN. Registration for the event is underway, and young fans of all athletic levels and abilities are encouraged to sign up at www.crowdrise.com/tn-mascot-challenge or by calling 615.258.5486.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. For additional information visit lls.org/lls-newsnetwork. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Tennessee Chapter

404 BNA Drive Building 200 Suite 102

Nashville, TN 37217

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