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Marrowforums
Mon Jun 7, 2010, 03:49 AM
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Hope, Steps & A Cure is a fun and festive walk that you can attend or help organize in your own community.

Each walk serves multiple purposes:
It raises awareness about bone marrow failure diseases and the people affected by them.


It raises much-needed funds for programs and services of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (http://aamds.org) (AA&MDSIF). These programs directly help patients and families.


It brings patients and their families, supporters, and other community members together, where they can meet new friends and know that they are not alone.

Upcoming Hope, Steps & A Cure walks will be announced in this Marrowforums thread and by the AA&MDSIF. To participate in a walk, watch for upcoming walks in your city, then register (consider forming a team!), ask friends for donations to support your efforts, show up, and have fun!


How to get news about upcoming Hope, Steps & A Cure walks

To get the latest news, you can do any of the following:
Watch the Hope, Steps & A Cure section of Marrowforums by bookmarking this page.


Get notifications of new walks by email from Marrowforums by clicking here to subscribe to this thread. Be sure to select notification by email from the drop-down choices.


Sign up (https://www.aamds.org/aplastic/join_us/index.php) for the AA&MDSIF e-bulletin email list.


How to help organize a walk in your city

If you'd like to get involved, help with an upcoming walk, or organize a walk in your city, start by reading the Hope, Steps & A Cure introduction (http://www.aamds.org/aplastic/get_involved/fundraising/learn_more.php) at the AA&MDSIF website. Then do either of the following:
Contact Marrowforums and we'll put you in touch with the right people and resources.


Contact Martha Crews, AA&MDSIF Program Support Specialist, by phone (800-747-2820) or email (crews@aamds.org).

Marrowforums
Mon Jun 7, 2010, 04:08 AM
Read about these previous Hope, Steps & A Cure walks. Upcoming walks will be announced in this thread.


July 11, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana (see Indianapolis subforum)
This was the inaugural Hope, Steps & A Cure event.

Associated event: AA&MDSIF 2009 Patient and Family Conference

Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Indianapolis 2009 (details and photos)



January 16, 2010, Los Angeles, California (see Los Angeles subforum)
Associated event: Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge

Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Los Angeles 2010 (details, video, photos)



April 18, 2010, Austin, Texas (see Austin subforum).
Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Austin 2010 (details)



You can help organize a walk in your city!

Marrowforums
Mon Jun 7, 2010, 04:12 AM
The Washington DC Hope, Steps & A Cure walk will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, in association with the AA&MDSIF 2010 Patient & Family Conference. The walk will begin at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda and follow the historic Capital Crescent Trail. Registration will begin at 5:00pm and the walk at 6:30pm.

For details, see Hope, Steps & A Cure: Washington DC 2010 and follow the Washington DC subforum.

Marrowforums
Sun May 1, 2011, 02:36 PM
The second annual Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure walk was held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, California, and raised over $30,000 for the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (http://www.aamds.org/).

For details, see Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk, April 30, 2011, follow the Los Angeles subforum, and visit the AA&MDSIF event website (http://walklosangeles2011.aamds.org/Markslist/site/displaySite.do?siteIdCode=20OBUIIR).