March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk
Washington DC 2018
Saturday, September 29
For 35 years, the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation has been working to provide education, support, and hope for patients living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and related bone marrow failure diseases. Our 3rd annual March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk DC is in memory of Richard W. Carr and Ivan Fisher. Join us for a morning of fun, remembrance, and awareness at Hains Point! After two years of cold December weather, this year for the first time our event moves to September.
Help us raise awareness for bone marrow failure disease!
Make a difference, help a patient. Don't delay!
You can register online through 12:00pm on Friday 9/28/18 for both the 5K run and walk.
The National Park Service does not permit on-site registration, so please make sure to register online by Friday 9/28!
Our goal is to have 500 people running and walking for bone marrow failure diseases.
Join us - register yourself, build a team, become a virtual walker or make a contribution to support our efforts.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 6:30am to 9:30am
East Potomac Park/Hains Point
972 Ohio Drive SW | Washington, DC 20024
Funds raised by March for Marrow DC will be used to search for a cure for bone marrow failure disease and support the patients who are living with it.
A drive to save lives! Join the National Bone Marrow Registry that matches healthy DNA donors with transplant patients.
What to Expect
Both the walk and the 5K run will proceed through beautiful Hains Point.
Festivities include team photos, awards, a memorial celebration, music, refreshments, inspirational speakers and a morning of fellowship with patients, families and friends affected by a bone marrow failure disease, raising funds to support AAMDSIF's patient programs and services.
Your registration fee includes a t-shirt, entertainment, and refreshments. Plan to spend your morning with us!
Refer to the FAQs below for more information.
6:30AM 5K Run Check In Opens
7:00AM Walk Check In Opens
7:15AM Welcome and Brief Remarks
7:30AM 5K Run Start
7:45AM Walk Start
8:15AM Awards Ceremony
8:45AM Thank You and Farewell
The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (AAMDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization for patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and related bone marrow failure diseases.
The Foundation’s strength stems from the multi-faceted community it developed 35 years. AAMDSIF serves and educates the patient population and health professionals and provides financial support to clinical researchers searching for better treatments and cures.
For 12 consecutive years, AAMDSIF has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating awarded by America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Only 1 percent of all American charities achieve this recognition for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
This event would not be successful without the volunteers who serve on these committees.
Corporate Steering Committee:
Thank you to our committee members for all of their hard work!
The success of this event depends on our volunteers!
We need many volunteers to make March for Marrow DC a fun and successful event.
Here are some of the many ways you can help:
So take your pick and be some of the many hands that will make this work light!
Want to help? Contact our volunteer coordinator Margaret Fitzgerald.
Look for more opportunities to volunteer as the event approaches!
2018 WALK STAR: TBD
Our thanks to these supporters who help make this walk and run possible and ultimately make a difference in patients' lives.
Please select the appropriate registration below. Then create an account or login with Facebook and complete the short registration form. Be sure to select the correct t-shirt size for yourself.
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**The National Park Service does not permit on-site registration, so be sure to register online by Friday 9/28/2018 at 12:00pm!
Registration options include:
You will have the opportunity to join a team during the registration process by selecting a team from the drop-down menu; alternatively, you can create your own team.
After you've completed and paid for your registration, you will receive an email receipt.