Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk 2011
, a fundraising and awareness event to benefit the AA&MDSIF
, will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Shoreline Village
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
and help spread the word about this annual fundraiser.
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 page, fill out the form, and specify Team Marrowforums where you see this prompt:To make a donation
Go to the Team Marrowforums 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 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
from Hope Steps & A Cure Los Angeles 2010.