Jim Alfieri ’59 – Champion Fundraiser for LLS

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Jim Alfieri ’59, known to many of his Epsilon brothers as “Alfie,” is still on the run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Team-In-Training (TNT) program in northern California. It all began in June of 2000 when Jim ran in the annual Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska, to raise funds for LLS. His personal honorees in the race included his brother-in-law, John Duff, who was suffering with Multiple Myeloma. John has since passed away, but Jim continues to lend his time and expertise to his TNT team. Over the years, he has completed dozens of full and halfmarathons, primarily on the West Coast, and has connected with many other LLS volunteers. In early 2011, Jim was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and took a brief break from running to undergo treatment, but he was not out of action for long. Six months later, he was back fundraising and training with his team. Jim is proud of TNT’s record of support for LLS and the generous contributions from many Theta Chi brothers. Since 1988, TNT has raised more than $1.4 billion for LLS Research and Patient Services and helped to save the lives of blood cancer patients. Jim finished 2014 by running the Berkeley Half Marathon along with his oldest son, James, and looks forward to marking his 15th year with TNT in June.

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