Javier C. Rivera

Javier’s journey with LLS began in Feb. 2008, when he trained with Team In Training (“TNT”) for the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon.  Javier joined TNT because his mother was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and we are still searching for her cure.  Coach Chris was his first TNT coach and since then Javier has completed numerous events with TNT, has earned two Triple Crown awards, participated in all four TNT programs available in the Southern California Chapter (Marathon, Triathlon, Century Ride & Hike) and has gone on to become a TNT coach as well.  Javier also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Southern California Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Javier’s passion for TNT is only surpassed by his pursuit of finding a cure for cancer and his dedication to his family (wife: Rachael and daughter: Jasper Aylah).   The last, and potentially most important, thing to know about Javier, is that he loves pork…and especially bacon.   #WeWillFindACure #BeatCancer #BaconFTW