The Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge began in 2014 when our Honored Teammate, ten-year-old Andy Allen, relapsed with leukemia after fighting leukemia the first time at the age of two. The relapse diagnosis came just a few months short of the doctors declaring Andy a cancer survivor (cancer free for five years).
In 2014, volunteers and friends of the Allen family wanted to show their support and raise money to get rid of blood cancers entirely! Thus, the Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge was born, and we began SHOOTING AT CANCER to help Andy and others like him.
The great news is Andy successfully finished chemo in 2016 and BEAT CANCER for a second time! It is our hope that Andy will remain cancer free for the rest of his life and that other blood cancer patients will have the chance to live thanks to the research provided through funds raised at the Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge.
The Mission: We are proud to announce that Andy’s Challenge, a Texas not-for-profit corporation, was formed in February 2017 and has been granted 501(c)(3) status making donations tax deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. Andy’s Challenge will financially sponsor other 501(c)(3) organizations, specifically those conducting cancer research, patient assistance services, and other cancer causes. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been named as the beneficiary of the net proceeds of the Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge 2017.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
funds research to find the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
For more information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit www.lls.org.
Andy Allen is an Honored Teammate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) program. TNT is the world's largest endurance sports training program. Participants of all athletic levels are supported in achieving their ultimate goal of running or walking a marathon or half-marathon, cycling a century ride, completing a triathlon or hike adventure while raising funds for LLS.
For more information on Team In Training, please visit www.teamintraining.org/txg.