Get involved and give back by joining the 6th Annual Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk!
The event will be held on Saturday, April 25 at Shoreline Village in Long Beach. The 5K will be held at 8:00 am and Walk will begin at 9:30 am.
The Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk is a fun and festive walk -- and run -- to raise community awareness about bone marrow failure disease while raising much needed funds for the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) to provide programs and services to help patients and families.
The 5K will be held the same morning as the walk, in the same location. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 am.
Locally in California, AA&MDSIF is helping more than 6,000 patients and family members fighting these diseases. This walk is being organized by Los Angeles bone marrow failure disease patients and their families Stephanie and Bill Hamm; Laurie Beverage; Ruth Cuadra; Margaret Dillon Dascalu; Gig Hollabough; Susan Kass; Shahana Larson; Kathy Dillon Madden; Lisa Massacani; Sharon Mettler; Gus Quinonez; Carly Stoutenborough; Mary Elaine Valenzuela; and Sheila and Lindsay Wilkerson. Learn more about these wonderful volunteers.
Registration for the walk and 5K will begin in front of the Wheel Fun Rentals in Shoreline Village. The 1.5 mile walk will proceed along the scenic marina. The 5K will start in front of Shoreline Village and take a turn to run along the Esplanade at Rainbow Harbor toward the Shoreline Aquatic Park, passing by the Aquarium of the Pacific and back to Shoreline Village.
Festivities include a "Celebrate and Remember" memory board, a 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, informing the public about the signs and symptoms of bone marrow failure disease and the resources available, and raising funds to support AA&MDSIF's patient programs and services.
Plan to spend the night in Long Beach! There is a special AA&MDSIF group rate at the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center of $129.00 for Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. When you make your reservation online, please make sure you enter "AAM5" in the group code box. If you are making your reservation by phone, be sure to mention that you're with the "AAMDS Fundraiser Walk" and use the special registration group code "AAM5".
Detailed information about the Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk can be found on our Web site. Be sure to check the site frequently for updated information!
How can YOU help?
• Register to walk & recruit walkers (friends, co-workers, neighbors, student groups) to your team.
• Ask your families & friends to sponsor you, collecting donations in person or online through your personal FriendRaising page.
• Set a goal to raise at least $250 (only 10 donations of $25 each) through your personal FriendRaising page or by turning in contributions at the Walk
• Volunteer during the event
• Have fun with us on 4/25/15 as we walk for Hope, Steps & A Cure!
Questions? Please contact Martha Crews, Community Development Officer.