Defeat Myeloma 5K and 1 Mile Walk 2018

$69,471

 

69% Raised of$100,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2018

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 20, 2019

Join us for this fun event and help support multiple myeloma cancer research at Fred Hutch! 100% of all fundraising dollars directly supports cancer research.

 

Defeat Multiple Myeloma (formerly MoveMMore Seattle) is a non-competitive 5K and one mile run/walk in support of research and awareness for multiple myeloma the second most common type of blood cancer.

 

Held on June 24th in Magnuson Park, the course will take participants on a loop which begins and ends on the shore of beautiful Lake Washington. Defeat Multiple Myeloma is a casual, community driven event which is fun for the whole family and people of all physical abilities.  

 

Registration includes a gender specific tech running shirt, a fully supported course, and a finish line party with music and food. Registration is free for multiple myeloma patients and survivors and only $10 for children. Day of registration is also available.

 

Defeat Multiple Myeloma’s mission is to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma while supporting research which seeks to discover new treatments, improve quality of life for myeloma patients, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating form of cancer. Funds from the 2018 event will go to help develop a form of immunotherapy, using CAR-T cells, a potentially curative therapy for multiple myeloma patients. What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is an innovative treatment approach that empowers the human immune system to overcome cancer and other debilitating diseases.  However, the immune system is not always able to eliminate cancer cells when they form. And once malignant tumors like multiple myeloma develop, they can use a variety of evasion tactics to outwit the immune system. Thanks to continually evolving research, scientists at Fred Hutch have discovered new ways to tap into the immune system's inherent disease-fighting power and give it the upper hand against cancer. The most exciting part? Because immunotherapies harness the patient’s own immune system, they are far less likely to produce the side effects common to traditional multiple myeloma treatments.

 

Please note: Creating a fundraising page DOES NOT register you for the race. To register please visit our registration page

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