The 8th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk: Virtual Edition will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Due to the present pandemic, after seven live annual events, we will be transitioning the 5K Run/Walk held at Oak Ridge Park, in Clark, New Jersey, to a virtual experience which allows organizers to open up registration to participants all around the world. The present circumstances globally support this decision, and we are excited to host the event as a virtual experience! Help us reach our $100,000 goal!
Run, walk, bike, or treadmill on your own path to complete the Miracles for Myeloma 5K! Choose your virtual run and complete it at your pace. You can even do a run one mile a day over the course of three days, or complete the full run at one time. We encourage you to wear a prior Miracles for Myeloma T-shirt or maroon shirt while running. If you are running for a medal, the 5K must be completed in one segment.
Adhere to proper social distancing while you run or walk on your own, avoid main walking/biking thoroughfares like parks, lakesides and beachfronts. If you must shelter in place, use your indoor bike or treadmill if you have one.
Where: Any Place, Any Town
When: Sept. 1- 26
Schedule: Live Facebook Opening Ceremony – 9 a.m. EDT Sept. 26
Registration Cost: Virtual Adult Runners and Walkers $30
Virtual Children 12 and Under $20
After Sept. 1, Adult Pricing $35 per participant
Registration Cutoff: 09/26/2020 11 a.m. EDT
Donation Cutoff: 12/18/2020 12 p.m.
Contact: Ron Pask
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miracles for Myeloma Web Site: http://give.myeloma.org/site/TR?fr_id=2101&pg=entry
Last year the 7th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk was an unbelievable event for all in attendance, and over $80,000 was raised in pursuit of the cure for Multiple Myeloma. In fact, an International Myeloma Foundation, Senior Brian D. Novis Research Grant, was awarded to the entire Miracles for Myeloma event. This was then presented to a researcher helping to find that cure at the American Society of Hematology conference in December 2019! It is once again our goal to raise awareness and money in our ongoing fight against this deadly disease.
WHAT IS MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Multiple Myeloma is the incurable cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone marrow where it grows. Multiple Myeloma affects the places where bone marrow is active in an adult. Most common sites include the spine, skull, pelvis, rib cage, and the areas around the shoulders and hips. New red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are made in the bone marrow. Multiple Myeloma disrupts the production of these new blood cells. As a result, myeloma patients may develop anemia (low red blood cell count) with susceptibility to infection, low white blood cell count (neutropenia), and/or low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with an increased bleeding tendency. Kidney disease is a serious complication of myeloma that occurs in 20–25% of newly diagnosed patients and up to 50% of patients with active myeloma. Multiple Myeloma also suppresses the immune response as a whole.
You don’t have to be a runner or even a fan of walking to participate in the Miracles for Myeloma 5k Run/Walk. There are several ways of showing your support for this incurable disease. You can make a donation to have a printable placard to be displayed on our Virtual Remembrance Path. This will serve to recognize a survivor or remember a loved one who may have lost their battle from cancer, but remain in our hearts. These signs will have the person’s name and a short note included.
Or you can simply make a donation to Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk 2020.
Follow us at @IMFMyeloma on Instagram and Twitter and post your race updates with the hashtag #M4MVirtual5k
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CONTACT RON PASK AT MIRACLES4MM@COMCAST.NET
Come and join us!