Los Angeles 2017 March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk, April 29, 2017
The 8th annual Los Angeles March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk, a fundraising and awareness event to benefit the AAMDSIF, will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, CA, with the Queen Mary and the beautiful marina in full view. It will be a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families.
The event will include:
We will walk or run along the scenic marina in Shoreline Village. Walkers can choose either the 1-mile or 2-mile route.
Onsite registration begins at 7:00am for the 5K Run and 8:15am for the Walk. The 5K Run starts at 8:00am. The program will begin at 9:00am and the Walk will begin at 10:00am.
The registration fee is $30 per person for the Walk ($20 for age 12 and under), $30 for the 5K Run ($20 for age 14 and under), or $40 for both events. Virtual Walkers (supporters who won't be at the event) are the same price: $30.
Each Walker and Virtual Walker is encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal and invite friends and family members to sponsor you online.
How to Sign Up
See the next post for sign-up instructions. We hope you'll join Team Marrowforums and support the AAMDSIF!
For full event details, see the event page. If you have questions, post them in this thread.
If you plan to attend this event, post in this thread to let other families know to look for you!
After the event, let us know what you thought of it.
How to Sign Up
Choose one set of instructions below.
1. To register if you can attend
Go to the Registration page, fill out the form, and click Next Step.
2. To register if you can't attend but want to have a fundraising page
If you can't attend the event, you can register as a "Virtual Walker". Use the same instructions, but select the radio button for Virtual walk registration on the first page.
3. To make a donation (no registration necessary)
Go to the Team Marrowforums page, click the Support Us button, and fill out the Donation Form.
The 2017 Los Angeles March for Marrow took place on a perfect Southern California Day, with patients, caregivers, and supporters coming together for fun, exercise, camaraderie, and of course awareness and fundraising.
Runners in 5K strived for personal bests. Teams walked in groups carrying their team signs, along the shore next to the Queen Mary.
The results are in
The Los Angeles March for Marrow raised about $40,000 for bone marrow failure disease research, patient support, advocacy, and the other work of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.
Eighteen teams, including Team Marrowforums, participated this year.
There were 239 walkers and runners.
Anyone interested in helping plan and execute next year's March for Marrow should contact the AAMDSIF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-279-7202 x122.
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