Miles for Myeloma 5k Run/Walk Philadelphia 2013
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Philadelphia , PA 19130
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 2:00 PM (EDT)
Online Reg. Closes
April 24, 2013 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
The first 800 registrants will receive a t-shirt at the event. Sizes may be limited.
The 5k Run/Walk will kick off from the South Lawn of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. The out and back course is flat and runs along the Schuylkill River with scenic views of the historic Boathouse row. This course is USA Track and Field/RRTC Certified.
Awards will be given to:
Top male and female finishers, top two male and female in the following age categories; 19 and under,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60 and over
Top Fundraising Individual (as of 04/24/13)
Top Fundraising Team (as of 04/24/13)
What is Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, important cells of the immune system that produce and release antibodies to help fight infection. Multiple myeloma can be treated with chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and other novel therapies, but currently, there is no cure. However, this is a hopeful time for myeloma patients because there are more treatment options available now then in the past because of the research that is being performed worldwide.
How common is Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple Myeloma is the second most prevalent blood cancer after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The American Cancer Society estimated that 19,920 new cases would be diagnosed in 2008. At any one time, there are approximately 100,000 myeloma patients undergoing treatment for their disease in the U.S.
How Can I Help?
Participant fundraising and donor support is the key to the event’s success and most direct way to impact the search for a cure for multiple myeloma. Proceeds from the 2013 Miles for Myeloma 5k will benefit the research initiatives of the International Myeloma Foundation, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Multiple Myeloma Financial Assistance Program. The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Volunteers are the key to the success of the Miles for Myeloma 5k. We are happy to offer volunteers the opportunity to register online without a registration fee, however, we hope that each volunteer will create thier own fundraising page and recruit your family, friends and co-workers to support your efforts by making a donation.
For more information about volunteer positions, please go to www.philadelphia.myeloma.org and click on the Miles For Myeloma 5k.
Team captains will first need to create a team by clicking Create Your Team button above. Next, return to this registration page and select "Register Now" this step will now have you register as an individual/participant of your team. You will select your Team Name from the drop down box on the registration form.
Team Captains (cont.)
It is very important to register as an individual/participant within the team that you just created. Creating a team does not register you for this event.
Select Register Now from above and select the 5K category. Then select your Team Name from the drop down box on the registration form. Continue through the registration process.
The 2013 Miles for Myeloma 5k is a regional event presented by the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, the Central New Jersey and Northern New Jersey Multiple Myeloma Support Groups. Proceeds from the event will benefit the research initiatives of the International Myeloma Foundation, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Multiple Myeloma Financial Assistance Program.
You can make a difference by participating as a runner, walker, volunteer, sponsor or by taking part in our opportunity drawing with the chance to win one of four fabulous prizes. Bring your family, friends and co-workers and help find a cure for Multiple Myeloma!
The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Weather: This event will be held rain or shine!