View Full Version : Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk, April 30, 2011

Sat Feb 12, 2011, 04:30 AM
Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk 2011 (http://walklosangeles2011.aamds.org/Markslist/donorpro/displaySite.do?siteIdCode=20OBUIIR), a fundraising and awareness event to benefit the AA&MDSIF (http://www.aamds.org), will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Shoreline Village (http://www.shorelinevillage.com/) in Long Beach, CA. It will be a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families. Marrowforums members are invited to join Team Marrowforums (http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=4651) and help spread the word about this annual fundraiser.

Event Information

We will walk along the scenic marina starting at the "Off Boardwalk Stage" area in Shoreline Village.

Registration begins at 9:00am. The event will start at 10:00am with a raffle, light refreshments, and inspirational speakers, followed by the walk.

Olympic gold medalist Mia Hamm will be there as celebrity starter. Mia supports the AA&MDSIF in honor of her brother Garrett John Hamm, who died following complications from a bone marrow transplant after a 12-year battle with aplastic anemia and MDS.

If you can attend
Go to the WALK Registration (http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/startRegistration.do?campaignItemId=73&masterCampaignId=4606&siteIdCode=20OBUIIR) page, fill out the form, and specify Team Marrowforums where you see this prompt:

To make a donation
Go to the Team Marrowforums (http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=4651) page and fill out the Donation section under the Options heading. Both named and anonymous donations of any amount are welcome.

Virtual walker registration

Even if you can't attend, you can register as a "virtual walker". You register but we do the walking for you, and you'll be able to set your own fundraising goal. Go to the VIRTUAL Registration (http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/startRegistration.do?campaignItemId=74&masterCampaignId=4606&siteIdCode=20OBUIIR) page, fill out the form, and specify Team Marrowforums where you see this prompt:

The registration fee is $25 per person. Each walker and virtual walker is encouraged to set a personal goal of raising at least $250 and to invite friends and families to sponsor you online.

If you have questions, post them in this thread. See also our photo gallery and video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0RUDzJeFPI) from Hope Steps & A Cure Los Angeles 2010.

Candy S
Mon Mar 7, 2011, 02:53 PM
Yes, we are part of a team - Mia's Angels!!! Looking forward to walking with other patients, families, and friends.

Shoreline Village/APRIL 30, 2011 - Here we come...to help our favorite Foundation AA&MDSIF!!!

Wed Apr 27, 2011, 04:14 AM
Last year: Hope, Steps & A Cure Los Angeles 2010

There are only three days left until the Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk on Saturday April 30, 2011 at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, CA. The Walk has already raised over $28,000, including $1500 from Team Marrowforums (http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=4651). All proceeds will go to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (http://www.aamds.org) for its much-needed programs and services.

About 100 people have pre-registered for the Walk and many more people are expected to register on the day of the event. Marrowforums will be at the Walk and there's still time for you to register to walk with us, be a "virtual" walker, or make a donation. See Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk, April 30, 2011 for details.


In conjunction with the 1-mile or 2-mile walk there will be a bone marrow drive run by the City of Hope, to sign people up for the Be the Match Marrow Registry (http://www.marrow.org/), as well as a silent auction, a Kids Zone for youngsters, team photos, a group photo, music, lunch, and more.

Auction items are being donated by Build-A-Bear, Costco, Essential Chocolate Desserts, Knott’s Berry Farms, The Los Angeles Lakers, Marrowforums, The Mia Hamm Foundation, Runners High Long Beach, Supreme Bean Coffee, Susan Kass, Target, Trader Joe's, and The Walt Disney Company.

Don't miss this big event! (see details)

Sun May 1, 2011, 02:29 PM
The 2011 Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk brought together 183 patients, family members, and supporters and over 100 volunteers. The event reached and exceeded its fundraising goal of $30,000, reaching a total of over $36,000.

Patients (many in yellow T-shirts) and their supporters (in red T-shirts) walked along the shore near the Queen Mary in Long Beach carrying balloons and banners, cheered on by volunteers from Kohl's Department Stores (http://www.kohls.com/cares). Kids enjoyed face painting with volunteers from Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org/), lunch was provided by Whole Foods (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/), and everyone listened to music provided by SOS Entertainment (http://www.sosentertainment.com/). Twenty teams posed for group photos. Proceeds from the silent auction added to the fundraising total.

Be the Match (http://www.marrow.org/), in conjunction with the City of Hope (http://www.cityofhope.org/patient_care/medical-facilities/blood-donor-center/Pages/register-nmdp.aspx), registered 39 people for the national bone marrow registry.

Proceeds of the Walk will help the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (http://www.aamds.org/) continue and expand the programs that help all aplastic anemia, MDS, and PNH patients by providing patient education, supporting disease research, and advocating on behalf of these patients.

Wed May 4, 2011, 03:11 AM
Can you spot yourself in these photos?




Mon Jun 13, 2011, 05:23 PM
Here's a update on the fundraising success of this event

With the extremely generous donations from Kohl's Department Stores and the many other participants and sponsors, the total raised by the 2011 Hope, Steps & A Cure Los Angeles is just over $44,000!

Sat Jul 23, 2011, 09:30 PM
The figures are final.

Hope, Steps & A Cure Los Angeles 2011 raised $44,800 in one day!