The inaugural Hope, Steps & A Cure
, a walk to raise funds and awareness about bone marrow failure, took place on July 11, 2009 in conjunction with the AA&MDSIF 2009 Patient and Family Conference
in Indianapolis, Indiana. Patients, family members, and supporters walked from downtown Indianapolis along White River State Park to the Indianapolis Zoo, some taking a short route of about half a mile and others talking a longer route. The sea of red shirts made for quite a spectacle. Kids carried hand-made flags.
After the walk was a celebratory dinner under a huge tent, with music and dancing.
You can see photos of the walk in the Marrowforums Photo Gallery
and at the AA&MDSIF website
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Hope, Steps & A Cure
is a fun and festive walk in your own community. See the overview
for information about participating or organizing your own walk.