Mohan Ray

Daily Point of Light # 3560 Sep 26, 2007

Mohan is a very accomplished marathoner; he’s raced in more than 25 marathons. But by addressing the high cancer rates in Maryland through running, his impact on the world around him has been so much greater.

He’s been involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) program for more than a decade. TNT provides training to people aged 16 and up to run or walk a whole or half marathon or participate in triathlon or century bike ride. Mohan has participated in, mentored for and coached in numerous TNT running events.

As a coach, Mohan has provided personalized fitness training for a period of four to five months for each event, numerous training clinics and lots of motivation. We’re all very appreciative of his efforts- he’s made us all realize that we are better than we think and stronger than we imagine.

Today, Mohan has the second largest training area in Maryland for TNT, and continues to receive nothing but amazing feedback from his teams-they love him. He supports people from start to finish and believes that everyone can do a marathon and half marathon—especially for a very worthy cause. With his encouragement and support, the participants on his teams have benefited the community by raising more than $ 400,000 for Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma research and patient services in 2006.

In addition to his support of the TNT program, Mohan has helped the Society’s Maryland Chapter in many, many ways. He became a member of the Chapter’s Board of Trustees in 2003.

A famous author once wrote that “key is to keep company with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” Mohan is one of those people. As a mentor and coach, he’s a caring adult in many lives—he helps all of us remember every day that you can do whatever you put your mind to—you can run fast and you can change lives.