Mount Joy residents Lisa Cannon and her sister, Tami, ran the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, celebrating 10 years since Cannon's last chemotherapy infusion, which took place on Oct. 8, 2007. Lisa and Tami participated alongside teammates from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT) fundraising program.
After she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 2007, Cannon developed a love of long-distance running. She celebrated five years of remission by joining TNT to complete her first marathon, and, including the Chicago Marathon, she has now completed 10 marathons. Tami, who is three years younger than Cannon, was at Cannon's side throughout her cancer battle and has run with her in almost all her marathons.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an official charity partner of the Chicago Marathon, which had its 40th running this year. Cannon directly benefited from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's services during her journey to remission, and she now makes it a priority to give back to the organization. Cannon is a mother of three, wife, sister and full-time professional.