Article from Neighboorhood Post - September 21, 2005
Triathlete trains hard to raise money for Leukemia Society

When Carole Holland decided to run a triathlon to help raise money for blood diseases, she had no problem with the running and biking.

It was the swimming that made her nervous. She didn't know how.

"I was scared to death," said Holland, 44, of Jupiter. "It took me two months before I could even swim 100 yards. I'm still not great, but I've learned to do it."

Holland pushed herself because she knew the cause was worth it.
Holland, a horse veterinarian who works at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, is a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

In exchange for coaching and support, athletes help raise money for causes such as leukemia, the No. 1 disease killer of children.

Holland is training to run in a Walt Disney World triathlon on Sunday and must raise at least $2,500. She also plans to enter a Disney marathon in January and must raise another $2,500.

Team In Training, which has a Palm Beach Gardens chapter, started in 1988 when Bruce Cleland of Rye, N.Y., formed a group to run in the New York City Marathon. He wanted to honor his daughter, a leukemia survivor.