March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk
Los Angeles 2019
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. Join us for the 9th Annual March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk and help us find a cure for bone marrow failure disease. Our 5K has the distinction of taking place along the beautiful stretch of shoreline that is part of the Long Beach Shoreline Marina. With the iconic Queen Mary in the background, the course is scenic, flat, and regardless of weather, ideal for beating one's personal best.
Help us raise awareness for bone marrow failure disease!
Make a difference, help a patient. Don't delay!
You can register online through Thursday 4/25/19 for both the 5K and walk, or on site on Saturday 4/27/19. 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, April 27, 2019 | 6:30am to 12:00pm
Shoreline Village Long Beach | 429 Shoreline Village Drive in front of Wheel Fun Rentals
See the FAQs (link below) under PARKING for more information
Funds raised by the March for Marrow 5K Run and Walk will be used to search for a cure for bone marrow failure disease and support the patients who are living with it.
Silent Auction: A key part of our Saturday’s festivities has always been our Silent Auction. We will offer many fun, interesting, and exceptional items for bidding.
"This run is perfect for new and seasoned runners. It is scenic, flat, and fast. When I can, I run it in memory of my brother, Garrett."
Mia Hamm, US Women's National Soccer Team, 1987-2004
What to Expect
Festivities include a 5K run and 1- or 2-mile walk, patient and family memory board, Moment of Remembrance, silent auction, light refreshments, inspirational speakers, and a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families affected by a bone marrow failure disease, raising funds to support AAMDSIF's patient programs and services. Plan to spend your morning and afternoon with us!
Details coming soon.
6:30AM 5K Run Registration
7:30AM Speaker Intro
8:00AM Welcome/5K Start & Auction Opens
8:15AM Walk Registration
8:50AM 5K Awards/Photos/Breakfast
9:00AM Team Cheers and Team Photos
9:30AM Group Photo/Moment of Remembrance
10:00AM Walk Start
11:45AM Auction Closes
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 over 30+ 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 13 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.
Stephanie Hamm, Sponsorships & Business Engagement
Kim Connolly, Sponsorships & Business Engagement
Ruth Cuadra, Silent Auction & In-kind Outreach
Susan Kass, Silent Auction & In-kind Outreach
Gus Quinonez, 5K Marketing & Social Media
Laurie Beverage, 5K Marketing & Social Media
Shahana Larson, 5K Marketing & Social Media
Maggie O'Neil, 5K Marketing & Social Media
Mary Elaine Valenzuela, Marketing Collateral Production & Distribution
Kim Connolly, Community Outreach & Collateral
Donna Lambe, Community Outreach & Collateral
Bill Hamm, Web Page & Fundraising Support
The success of this event depends on our volunteers!
Please consider volunteering at the March for Marrow LA 5K Run and Walk. There is a volunteer role for everyone and we would love for you to get involved!
Click to view the full list of volunteer jobs, descriptions, and times below.
To get involved with the planning email Stephanie Hamm.
Look for more opportunities to volunteer as the event approaches!
2019 WALK CHAMPION: TBD
Details coming soon!
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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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.