White Plains, NY (December 3, 2012) – ‘Tis the season for shopping and more shopping! While most are preoccupied with beating the crowds at the usual stores for the holiday sales, local Team in Training group “Team Crabby” will be hosting a local Holiday Boutique that will offer presents for everyone under one roof. Holiday Boutique will take place on Sunday, December 16th from 10 AM- 4PM at Dobbs Ferry American Legion located at 25 Palisade Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Featuring local businesses offering baked goods, jewelry, soaps, candles, accessories, other hand crafted items and much more, the shopping event will provide consumers with access to a variety of gifts for family and friends. All proceeds will benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team in Training group “Team Crabby”, a group of individuals training for the inaugural Nike Women's Marathon Half in Washington, D.C., scheduled for April 28, 2013 in honor of their coach’s husband recently diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL).
Team in Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program, has trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and raised over $1.2 billion to fund lifesaving research. Due to the popularity of Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon, held annually in San Francisco since 2004, LLS and Nike have joined forces again to create the inaugural Nike Women’s Marathon Half in Washington, D.C. as an expansion of the anticipated event.
“Team Crabby,” named after his well-known endearing quality, was organized shortly after Tom Bandehas was diagnosed with APL in the spring of 2012. Sandy (Story) Bandehas, a run coach for the Westchester/Hudson Valley chapter of Team in Training, has trained hundreds of runners over the past two years and mentored countless others over the past decade. Regarding the experience, Sandy says “Raising money for a great cause, with great friends, in honor of my husband, I’m touched. Join Us.” Comprised of 20 participants and numerous supporters, Team Crabby aims to fundraise $50,000.00 while training for the 13.1 mile race.
Holiday Boutique will be the first of many fundraisers by Team Crabby. Vendors interested in participating may contact Kim at (914) 693-3379 or Sharon at (914) 356-4602. Individuals interested in donating to Team Crabby can visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/wch/nikewhlf13/crabby.