The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) asks a lot of its TNT participants. First, we ask you to commit to train for and participate in a marathon /triathlon or similar event. We ask you to honour a cancer patient on whose behalf you will be competing. We also ask you to participate in program-related and organizational activities held at the site of your event. This may include, for example, participation in media events, visits to local cancer patients, meetings with local officials, visits to medical and research facilities conducting cancer research, and TNT workshops. Finally, as a member of the Team, it is our expectation that you will conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. Failure to do so could result in your being asked to leave the program.
As a TNT participant, you will receive no compensation from LLSC. In fact, you will be asked to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient service programs and to help defray the costs of the TNT program. Each event that you may wish to participate for has a fundraising commitment connected with it. If you raise the required level of funds for that event, you will be eligible to have select event participation expenses paid by the LLSC.
In light of this, we take your commitment to raise the required funds seriously. We want all Team In Training participants to be successful in raising their fundraising commitment and have structured the program to provide the support needed to help you do so.
Event Participation: During your training, you should become familiar with the event participation rules. Team In Training is committed to having all participants participate in events in a fair manner. This means that at no time should you alter the event course itself or intentionally disobey any rules that the event has in place. Doing so could jeopardize our future participation in such events and disqualify you and/or your results for that event.
FUNDRAISING COMMITMENTS – Each event has a fundraising commitment. This commitment is set to ensure we keep our program costs low, maintaining our credibility to all of our donors and most importantly, maximizing the funds we are able to invest in our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
What if I am unable to raise the required funds? - While we understand that this may be the most money you have ever attempted to raise, and you may feel unsure about whether you will be able to do it, we have found that if you follow the recommended guidelines and use the materials provided, you will be successful.
On your Recommitment Date, we will ask you to submit a “Recommitment Form”, confirming your commitment to the team and to raising the fundraising commitment set for your event. At this time (if you have not already met your fundraising commitment) we will ask you to secure your position on the team with a credit card or cheque, acknowledging that you will personally contribute the difference between what you have raised and the fundraising commitment, if you have not raised the required funds by the final deadline. Should you decide not to recommit, you will need to drop from the team at that time.
I have read and understand the above. I hereby commit to being a TNT participant, and to meet the expectations set forth above. I acknowledge that I am participating in TNT solely to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, without any expectation of monetary benefit from my participation in TNT. I also acknowledge that as a TNT participant, I will be engaging in fundraising activities on behalf of and as agent of LLSC, and that any funds raised or held pursuant to such activities are the property of LLSC.
I also understand that my TNT coach or staff may suggest that I not continue in TNT for reasons including, but not limited to, my ability to reasonably succeed in my selected event.
I intend to be legally bound, understand and agree that I am participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (“LLSC”) Team In Training program (the “Program”) and all of its activities including, but not limited to, training for and participating in the Event at my own request and at my own risk. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks inherent in training for and participating in the Program and certify that I am physically fit, have not been otherwise informed by any physician and know of no restrictions imposed on me by any physician that would in any way prevent me from actively participating in the Event. In consideration of LLSC’s sponsorship of this Event and my being permitted to participate in the Event, I, on behalf of myself, my successors in interest, heirs, assigns, and representatives, hereby fully release and hold harmless LLSC and its regions, their Officers, Trustees, agents, employees, volunteers, any medical providers working for or on behalf of the Program, and representatives, successors, and assigns (be they individuals or organizations), together with their insurers and sponsors (collectively, “LLSC”), of and from any and all liability, claims, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever on account of any loss, damage or injury to person (including death) or any other loss or inconvenience whatsoever, suffered by me at any time hereafter arising out of my participation in this Program, whether resulting from the LLSC’s negligence or otherwise (collectively, “Liabilities”).
I also give permission to the LLSC to freely use my name, picture and voice in any broadcast, telecast, print account, or any other account in any medium of this Event (the “Personal Release”). I understand that this Personal Release is perpetual in time and that it encompasses, without limitation, any copyright or right of publicity or privacy that I may have in my name, picture and voice.