Tartan Trailblazers March for Marrow Detroit
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 a morning of fun, remembrance, and awareness at our 4th annual March for Marrow Detroit.
Help us raise awareness for bone marrow failure disease!
Make a difference, help a patient. Don't delay!
You can register for the walk online through Friday 9/06/19, or on site on Sunday 9/08/19. You must register online by Thursday, September 5th at 11am to guarantee your t-shirt size!
Our goal is to have 200 people 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.
Sunday, September 8th | 10:00am to 1:30pm
Bald Mountain Recreation Area | 3361 S Lapeer Road | Orion Charter Township, MI 48360
Funds raised by the March for Marrow Walk will be used to search for a cure for bone marrow failure disease and support the patients who are living with it.
What to Expect
Registration for the walk will begin at the pavilion. The walk will proceed along the scenic paths of the park.
Festivities include a Moment of Remembrance, silent auction, bone marrow drive, face painting, raffle, lunch, and a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families affected by bone marrow failure disease.
A Silent Auction will also be part of our Sunday festivities. We will offer many fun, interesting, and exceptional items for bidding.
Your registration fee includes a t-shirt and lunch!
Bring a New or Gently Used Book to the Walk
Brian White, whom we walk in honor of, was a devoted teacher, mentor and advocate for children. To carry on his legacy we are holding a book drive to benefit children in the greater Metro Detroit area. Find more information here!
10:00AM Registration, Silent Auction Opens, Bone Marrow Drive Opens, Face Painting Opens
11:00AM Group Picture
11:15AM Team Photos, Walk Starts
1:00PM Sharing, Remembrance
1:30PM Silent Auction Closes, Awards, Raffle, 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 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 14 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.
Mary, Courtney, and Mallory organized this walk in memory of Mary's husband – and Courtney and Mallory's dad – Brian.
The success of this event depends on our volunteers!
There are many volunteer spots available including site set-up, parking monitor, registration, water station, refreshments, official photographer, and site clean-up.
On the day of the event, volunteers are needed anywhere between 7:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Want to help? Contact our volunteer coordinator Mary White.
2019 WALK STAR: BRIAN WHITE
Our March for Marrow has been organized in honor of Brian White, who we lost in 2015 due to complications from aplastic anemia. He was an amazing husband, father, uncle, friend, teacher, mentor and so much more.
We can tell you first hand that bone marrow failure is a devastating disease and for patients and family members of those affected by it, it will change your life forever.
Watching someone you love so deeply go through such a dire disease, with such unimaginable bravery, fighting every single day to live, while you can do nothing more than love and support them, praying for the potential of remission is heart wrenching. It is a feeling of helplessness that will ravage and overwhelm your entire being. It is something no one deserves or should ever experience.
For Brian and the cure, our family is personally participating in the walk. We invite you to join us in supporting patients, families and friends; putting an end to bone marrow failure diseases by registering to walk or by making a donation today. A contribution of any kind or size can make a difference and we thank you for any difference you decide to make!
Our thanks to these supporters who help make this walk possible and ultimately make a difference in patients' lives.
Sign up today to March for Marrow! Click the registration that is best for you below. Then create an account or login with Facebook and complete the short registration form. If you're joining a team you must create a fundraising page for your name to appear.
Be sure to select the correct t-shirt size for yourself.
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. If you don't receive that email within five minutes please check your spam filter.