View Full Version : Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk, April 28, 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:42 AM
Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk 2012 (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/displaySite.do?siteIdCode=WJ09MSYH), a fundraising and awareness event to benefit the AA&MDSIF (http://www.aamds.org/), will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Shoreline Village (http://www.shorelinevillage.com/) in Long Beach, CA. It will be a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families. The event will include inspirational speakers, the Walk, a 5K Run (see next post below), a silent auction, and light refreshments.

Marrowforums members are invited to support Team Marrowforums (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=7948) and help spread the word about this annual fundraiser.

Walk Information

We will walk along the scenic marina in Shoreline Village, an easy 1-mile or 2-mile walk.

Registration begins at 9:00am in front of the All American Melodrama Theater (see map (http://www.shorelinevillage.com/village-map)). The program and walk will begin at 9:30am.

Our celebrity starter will be actress Cloris Leachman (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/displayPage.do?siteId=231&pageId=1318), an Academy Award winner and eight-time Emmy winner.

Signing up
If you can attend
Go to the Walk Registration (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/startRegistration.do?campaignItemId=3662&masterCampaignId=7386&siteIdCode=WJ09MSYH) page, fill out the form, and specify Team Marrowforums where it says Join an Existing Team (Optional).

To make a donation
Go to the Team Marrowforums (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=7948) page and fill out the Donation section under the Options heading. Both named and anonymous donations of any amount are welcome.

Virtual walkers

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 (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/startRegistration.do?campaignItemId=3664&masterCampaignId=7386&siteIdCode=WJ09MSYH) page, fill out the form, and specify Team Marrowforums where it says Join an Existing Team (Optional).

The registration fee is $25 per person. Each walker and virtual walker is encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal and invite friends and family members to sponsor you online.

To see what our walk looks like, watch the 2010 Hope Steps & A Cure Los Angeles walk video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0RUDzJeFPI).

If you have questions, post them in this thread.

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:45 AM
The AA&MDSIF is holding a 5K Run in conjunction with the Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk. The chip-timed family-friendly race will follow the same beautiful paved paths along the Long Beach Shoreline Marina as the Walk. Prizes will be given to overall winners, masters, and winners within age groups.

Registration begins at 7:00am, in front of the All American Melodrama Theater. The run will begin at 8:00am.

To register, start at the 5K Run Event Page (https://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/site/displayPage.do?siteIdCode=WJ09MSYH&pageId=1198). Registration costs $25.00 until Tuesday, April 24, 2012, and $30.00 after April 24. T-shirts will be available for the first 200 registrants.

Our starter will be aplastic anemia survivor Lisa Massacani (http://walklosangeles2011.aamds.org/Markslist/site/displayPage.do?siteId=231&pageId=1359).

You can pick up packets during onsite registration or pick them up ahead of time on Thursday, April 26 (12:00pm to 7:00pm) or Friday, April 27 (12:00pm to 6:00pm) at:
Runners High
5338 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA

For more details see the 5K Run Race Information (http://www.active.com/running/long-beach-ca/hope-steps-and-a-cure-5k-run-los-angeles-2012) page.

Mon May 7, 2012, 03:56 AM
The Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk and 5K Run were both very successful.

More than 345 people participated in the Walk, with 24 walk teams. There were over 110 runners in the 5K Run.

Best of all, the event raised over $80,000 for the AA&MDSIF's programs and services!

Please enjoy the photos below, a video clip of the Walk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCbtxV20Xds), and the talk by UCLA football player Luke Gane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5SoFtCNgTU).