Miles for Myeloma
7:30 am - Day of Registration/T-shirt/bib pick up
8:30 am - Pre Walk/Run Program
9:00 am - Walk/Run Start
10:15 am - Awards Ceremony
Pre-Registration 12 and Up $30 12 and Under $20 (closes 04/25/2012)
Day of Registration $35
The first 600 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 04/25/12)
Top Fundraising Team (as of 04/25/12)
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.