As a new mother who was searching for a connection with other moms and was equally determined to get back in shape, Charlotte mom Jenny Luquire discovered the perfect motivation to do just both in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Moms In Training program. Since the program's inception, 1,200 moms have raised over $1.5 million for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The 10-week flexible fitness program that launches April 4th caters to moms of all fitness levels and even welcomes little ones who are able to stay in a stroller for the 60-minute workout.
Each week workouts are held at 8 different locations and varied times to help accommodate schedules of both working and at-home moms (Providence United Methodist Church, Romare Bearden Park, McMullen Creek Greenway, Freedom Park, Marvin Greenway, Prineville Lake Park, Jewish Community Center, Huntersville/Lake Norman area). The program culminates in the Race to the Taste 5k event in Charlotte on June 11, but the spirit and focus of the program really lies in the fellowship formed with other moms over the course of those 10 weeks.
When joining the program participants commit to raising at least $500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by June 15 and receive a fundraising website and additional staff support. The required $100 registration fee counts toward that fundraising goal and is a tax-deductible donation. Moms in Training is hoping to recruit 200 moms by their April 4th kickoff and already have 52 confirmed registrants as well as $16,5000 secured in sponsorship.