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Old Mon Jun 7, 2010, 02:49 AM
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Hope, Steps & A Cure - Overview and Announcements


Hope, Steps & A Cure is a fun and festive walk that you can attend or help organize in your own community.

Each walk serves multiple purposes:
  • It raises awareness about bone marrow failure diseases and the people affected by them.

  • It raises much-needed funds for programs and services of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF). These programs directly help patients and families.

  • It brings patients and their families, supporters, and other community members together, where they can meet new friends and know that they are not alone.
Upcoming Hope, Steps & A Cure walks will be announced in this Marrowforums thread and by the AA&MDSIF. To participate in a walk, watch for upcoming walks in your city, then register (consider forming a team!), ask friends for donations to support your efforts, show up, and have fun!


How to get news about upcoming Hope, Steps & A Cure walks

To get the latest news, you can do any of the following:
  • Watch the Hope, Steps & A Cure section of Marrowforums by bookmarking this page.

  • Get notifications of new walks by email from Marrowforums by clicking here to subscribe to this thread. Be sure to select notification by email from the drop-down choices.

  • Sign up for the AA&MDSIF e-bulletin email list.

How to help organize a walk in your city

If you'd like to get involved, help with an upcoming walk, or organize a walk in your city, start by reading the Hope, Steps & A Cure introduction at the AA&MDSIF website. Then do either of the following:
  • Contact Marrowforums and we'll put you in touch with the right people and resources.

  • Contact Martha Crews, AA&MDSIF Program Support Specialist, by phone (800-747-2820) or email.
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Old Mon Jun 7, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Previous Hope, Steps & A Cure walks

Read about these previous Hope, Steps & A Cure walks. Upcoming walks will be announced in this thread.


July 11, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana (see Indianapolis subforum)
This was the inaugural Hope, Steps & A Cure event.

Associated event: AA&MDSIF 2009 Patient and Family Conference

Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Indianapolis 2009 (details and photos)

January 16, 2010, Los Angeles, California (see Los Angeles subforum)
Associated event: Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge

Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Los Angeles 2010 (details, video, photos)

April 18, 2010, Austin, Texas (see Austin subforum).
Marrowforums thread: Hope, Steps & A Cure: Austin 2010 (details)

You can help organize a walk in your city!
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Hope, Steps & A Cure: Washington DC 2010

The Washington DC Hope, Steps & A Cure walk will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, in association with the AA&MDSIF 2010 Patient & Family Conference. The walk will begin at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda and follow the historic Capital Crescent Trail. Registration will begin at 5:00pm and the walk at 6:30pm.

For details, see Hope, Steps & A Cure: Washington DC 2010 and follow the Washington DC subforum.
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Hope, Steps & A Cure: Los Angeles 2011

The second annual Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure walk was held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, California, and raised over $30,000 for the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

For details, see Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk, April 30, 2011, follow the Los Angeles subforum, and visit the AA&MDSIF event website.
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