SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

September 15, 2011 10:00 ET

GetWellNetwork Raises $36,000 & Completes The Nation's Triathlon Through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Corporate Team In Training Program

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Led by CEO & Founder Michael O'Neil, 12 company members of GetWellNetwork completed The Nation's Triathlon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on Sunday, September 11th. As part of LLS's Corporate Team In Training program, employees trained together and raised more than $36,000 for LLS.

"We are honored to support the efforts of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society," said O'Neil. "The Team In Training program has been a terrific catalyst for GetWellNetwork's efforts to promote employee health, teamwork and contributing to something much larger than ourselves. To complete an event of endurance while making a difference in the lives of cancer patients has been energizing and inspiring for our entire staff."

O'Neil, a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, led all Team In Training participants nationally, raising $20,000 in memory of Justin Thorton, a friend's son who lost his 5-year battle to leukemia earlier this year.

"We would like to congratulate GetWellNetwork on completing The Nation's Triathlon, and thank them for their support of the LLS mission," said Gabrielle Urquhart, National Capital Area Chapter Executive Director. "They have been a tremendous partner for us in the Washington DC area and we look forward to continued success over the coming years."

Nearly 700 Team In Training participants raised $2.7 million through The Nation's Triathlon in 2011, bringing the total raised through the four-year partnership to $11 million. TNT is the nation's largest non-profit endurance training program in the country. Participants raise funds for the one million Americans living with blood cancer in exchange for certified coaching and weekly group trainings to complete an endurance event. The Corporate TNT program provides employees the opportunity to get fit, bond with their colleagues, achieve personal life-goals and give back to the community.

For more information on Team In Training, please visit www.teamintraining.org/nca or call (703) 399-2942.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to 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 and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

About the National Capital Area Chapter
LLS has 58 chapters, and the National Capital Area Chapter is one of the highest revenue-generating chapters in the nation. The National Capital Area Chapter serves Washington DC; the Maryland counties of Prince George and Montgomery; and the Virginia Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William, as well as the city of Alexandria. More than 2,500 patients and families are served by the chapter each year.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV in the hospital, mobile devices, Web or Cable TV at home. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. Additionally, the company extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly to leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

GetWellNetwork was also recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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