Helen Breen of Goose Creek will be competing in the Nation's Triathlon on Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., and she's raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

According to the society, an estimated 790 people died from a blood cancer last year in South Carolina. Leukemia is also the leading cause of cancer death of children and young adults under the age of 20, the society says.

To donate, visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/sc/nattri10/hbreen.

To mail a check, address the envelope to Helen Breen, 108 Dogwood Hill Drive, Goose Creek, SC 29445. Checks can be made payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with H. Breen -- Nation's in the memo section.