Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts and other options to show your support.

It’s the sixth annual "Hunt for a Cure" Egg Hunt! Depending on where you live, different things may be going on, but you can be sure it will be a fun time for all…AND you will be helping others while providing fun and excitement for the kids.

The Main Event - in St Louis:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or LLS, puts on the main event, and this year it's on Saturday at Queeny Park. If you are local to St.

Louis or expect to be visiting family in Illinois or the Show Me state, you need to know that the "LLS Bunny" will arrive via helicopter to greet kids hunting for 70,000 eggs. It’s known as the largest egg hunt in St. Louis, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate Easter with the entire family.

“Egg-citing activities include appearances from your favorite nursery rhyme characters, face painting, educational and interactive health booths, a petting zoo and pony rides.”

Sixth annual "Hunt for a Cure" Spring Egg Hunt! - Ballwin, MO
Saturday March 26, 2016

  • Queeny Park
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • $10 per Family
  • 70,000 EGGS!

The top fundraiser by Noon on March 21, 2016 will be able to ride to the Hunt in a horse & carriage with the LLS bunny. The LLS Bunny will arrive via  HELICOPTER to greet all the children hunting for 70,000 EGGS! Egg-citing activities include appearances from your favorite nursery rhyme charactersface painting, educational and interactive health booths, 20 radio stations, a petting zoo and pony rides!

Pre-register by 3 p.m. on March 25, 2016 to be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 spring wardrobes from Macy's -- you do not need to be present to win. On behalf of blood cancer patients every where, we thank you for your support!

Not from St. Louis? No problem

If you want to show your support for people touched by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers, you are encouraged to join one of the many fulfilling activities and advocacy events sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society...

and maybe find an egg hunt at your local YMCA.

In particular, there is one charity program called Team In Training that has been very popular with people who are interested in endurance training.

Why an Endurance Charity Program?

You can find a program for a huge variety of causes, including cancer research, help for disabled veterans, education for disadvantaged groups and more.

The rewards are many. On one level, you get to help develop your own stamina, but you also get to attach your event to something bigger, to make your run count for more than you even thought possible.

And when attempting something that’s almost superhuman, like running a marathon, many people find that tapping in to this kind of inspiration – giving of self for the greater good – is critical to success.

What is Team In Training?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) is arguably the most effective endurance charity program of its kind. From its start way back in 1988, TNT has grown to become the largest in its niche, with runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers numbering over half a million…and counting.

What Events do they Train For?

With full or half marathons, triathlons, cycling and hiking events, you don’t necessarily need to be an iron man, but if you are, there is an event for you.

If cycling is more your speed, you may be interested in the 100-mile (century) bicycle ride. Coaches will expand your fitness level with workouts, nutrition and hydration clinics. And you'll have staff members to help with fundraising support.

Team In Training has more than 1,100 coaches working throughout the United States and Canada to help get participants in shape to complete the event of their choosing. The help doesn’t stop with the simple mechanics, though, and coaches can be your go-to resource on things like purchasing the right apparel, improving racing technique or diet.

Moms and moms-to-be may opt for Moms In Training, with a flexible 8-10 week workout program and the opportunity to complete a 3-6 mile walk or run in the community.

If you want to show your support for the fight against blood cancers in ways that do not involve much physical activity, they are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers are make-or-break when it comes to logistics of events and even program promotion.

To learn more about how you can participate, visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training.

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