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Washington D.C.

November 15, 2015

$21,176 ACHIEVED
GOAL
$275,000
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TOP TEAMS

1. Jen's Cancer Crushers ($1,716.00)

2. Team Dave ($190.00)

3. Amelia Still Standing ($140.00)

4. Team Jeanne ($120.00)

5. Rock N' Roll Doctor ($90.00)

TOP INDIVIDUALS

1. Jennifer Carson ($1,680.00)

2. Jessica Wilson ($100.00)

3. Amelia White ($50.00)

4. Allison Grunwald ($30.00)

5. Leon White ($30.00)

Overview

Join us! Be a part of the team that cures cancer, once and for all! The MMRF Team for Cures: Washington DC 5K Walk/Run unites multiple myeloma patients, family members, friends, and health professionals at this inspiring event.

Race Information

Date Sunday, November 15, 2015
Location National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD [map]
Start Time 9:30 a.m.
Honorary Race
Chair
Dr. Dipti Patel-Donnelly-Virginia Cancer Specialists
MMRF Spirit of Hope Honoree Nominate Someone Today! Email races@themmrf.org

Team Information

Team Information Team List
Find a Participant Participant List
Offline Forms Document Center

Additional Links

Facebook MMRF Team for Cures on Facebook
Online Store MMRF Online Store
FAQ Browse our FAQ Section
Contact Us races@themmrf.org
203.652.0208

Race Day Info

Race Location: National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD
Directions: Click Here to see Directions via car AND public transportation
Course Map: Click Here
Parking: Parking with a Fee Available in National Harbor Area. Click Here for information.
Race Day Reg Fees: Adults: $35 | Children (ages 6-17): $15 | Children (5 & under): No Fee
Timing: Chip timing
Water on Course: Yes
Refreshments: Water, bananas, granola bars
Dogs: Yes. Must be leashed & start after runners
Strollers: Yes. Must start after runners

Timeline

Race Day Reg Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Pre-Event Program: 8:45 a.m.
Race Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Post-Event Awards Program: 10:45 a.m.

Fundraising

Thank you for supporting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation by participating in the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run Program!

Now that you are registered for the race, it is time to FUNDRAISE! Walking and running at this event will certainly help us create awareness for multiple myeloma, but true progression is made possible through funding and will continue with your funding. Raising funds for research is the most direct way you can have an impact on the lives of myeloma patients everywhere.

  • The MMRF Team for Cures Fundraising Kit is an easy to navigate document. It has EVERYTHING you need to know about our event, raising money, My Race Center and more. If you follow the fundraising guidelines and tips in this kit, we guarantee you will have a successful and meaningful race experience!
  • Ideas to Jump-Start your Fundraising will help you think outside the box as you embark on your MMRF Team for Cures 5K Experience. Try to implement a few of these ideas into your fundraising campaign!

We are here to help you every step of the way!

The 2015 MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run “HERO PROGRAM” will reward all of our top fundraisers with incentive items. Participants who raise $500 or more are eligible for the 2015 HERO PROGRAM. See below for more details.

Fundraising Kit
Hero Program
Team Tent Guidelines

Please do not hesitate to contact the MMRF 5K Walk/Run Team at races@themmrf.org or 203-652-0208 or 203-652-0239.

About the MMRF Team for Cures

Held annually in seven cities across the country — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, The Hudson (Hoboken, NJ), Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tri-State (New Canaan, CT), Twin Cities, and Washington D.C. — this family friendly 5K walk/run raises both awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. Since its inception in 2001 in Chicago, the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run Program has raised more than $23 million to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s urgent work. Come walk, run or stroll with myeloma families, friends, patients and health professionals at this inspiring event which celebrates the progress we are making and offers a way for you to support the critical work the MMRF is doing to extend the lives of patients and find a cure.

About the MMRF

About 5K Walk/Run Program

Held annually in nine cities across the country — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, The Hudson (Hoboken, NJ), Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tri-State (New Canaan, CT), Twin Cities, and Washington D.C. — this family friendly 5K walk/run raises both awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. Since its inception in 2001 in Chicago, the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run Program has raised more than $23 million to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s urgent work. Come walk, run or stroll with myeloma families, friends, patients and health professionals at this inspiring event which celebrates the progress we are making and offers a way for you to support the critical work the MMRF is doing to extend the lives of patients and find a cure.

About the MMRF

The MMRF was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. Nearly 90% of total budget goes directly to research and related programming. The MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted four star rating for 12 consecutive years, the highest designation for outstanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional efficiency. The MMRF has facilitated unprecedented accomplishments including helping to bring six new drugs to market that are now standard therapies for patients with multiple myeloma and being used or explored as treatments for other cancers.

Our accomplishments include:

  • Establishing a multi-center tissue bank with more than 4,000 samples.

  • Spearheading an initiative to map the multiple myeloma genome with world-class leaders in genomics.
  • Creating the collaborative Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) of 21 world-renowned institutions.
  • Launching the groundbreaking CoMMpass℠ Study to collect and analyze multiple tissue samples from 1,000 patients over a multi-year course, so that patients will eventually be matched with the right clinical studies and treatments.
  • Building the CoMMunity Gateway, a platform to connect patients sharing sub-types of myeloma with each other and experts.
    • The MMRF was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. An outstanding 90% of total budget goes directly to research and related programming. The MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted four star rating for 11 consecutive years, the highest designation for outstanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional efficiency. The MMRF has facilitated unprecedented accomplishments including helping to bring six new drugs to market that are now standard therapies for patients with multiple myeloma and being used or explored as treatments for other cancers.

Past Races

The MMRF Team for Cures: Washington D.C. 5K Walk/Run began in 2003 and has raised close to $2 million for the MMRF since its inception. The event provides a great opportunity to experience the strength and spirit of dear friends and family, volunteers, runners, and walkers of all ages joining together to enjoy a spectacular day and make a difference.

Washington DC Race Photos

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2012
2011
2010 The MMRF Team for Cures: Chicago 5K Walk/Run began in 2001 and has raised over to $4.6 million for the MMRF since its inception. The event provides a great opportunity to experience the strength and spirit of dear friends and family, volunteers, runners, and walkers of all ages joining together to enjoy a spectacular day and make a difference.

Chicago Race Photos

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2013
2012
2011
2010

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