Tap into your power to make a difference! The MMRF Race for Research: St. Louis 5K Walk/Run unites multiple myeloma patients, family members, friends, and health professionals at this inspiring event to make an impact in the fight against cancer.
We are very grateful to all of the teams and individuals who joined us on Saturday, May 4th at the MMRF Race for Research: St. Louis 5K Walk/Run! Thank you for participating, donating, and supporting our mission as we work towards a cure. Donations will be accepted through December 31, 2013. Thank you for your contributions!
|Race Date:||Saturday, May 4, 2013|
|Race Location:||Langenberg Field, Forest Park. See Map|
|Race Start:||9:00 a.m.|
|Honorary Chair:||Dr. Ravi Vij, Washington University Medical Center|
|Spirit of Hope Honoree:||Mary Walbridge|
|Top Fundraising Team:||Team Doc|
|Team Information:||Team List|
|Find a Participant:||Participant List|
|Offline Forms:||Document Center|
Race Day Information
|Race Location:||Langenberg Field, Forest Park. See Map.|
|Best Entrance into Park:||Use Lindell Blvd/Cricket Ave Entrance. See Map.|
|Course Map:||Click here for Course Route|
|Parking:||Click here for Parking Site Location|
|Race Day Registration Prices:||Adults: $35 / Children (ages 6-17): $15 / Children (5 & under): No Fee|
|Strollers:||Yes, but must start after runners and walkers|
|Pets:||Yes, on leash. Must start after runners and walkers|
|Water on Course:||Yes|
|Complimentary Refreshments:||Water, bananas, granola bars|
|Race Day Registration Time:||7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.|
|Pre-Event Program:||8:30 a.m.|
|Race Start Time:||9:00 a.m.|
About the MMRF Race For Research
Held annually in nine cities across the country -- Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, 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 Race for Research program has raised more than $17 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.
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 ten 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.
Spirit of Hope Award
The MMRF Spirit of Hope Award is given at every MMRF Race for Research 5K event to individuals who inspire hope with their perseverance in overcoming personal obstacles such as a cancer diagnosis.
The 2013 MMRF Spirit of Hope Award St. Louis Honoree is Mary Walbridge of Team Mommaloma
Do you know someone who should be considered to be a Spirit of Hope Honoree? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us their story.
The MMRF Race for Research: St. Louis 5K Walk/Run began in 2011 and has raised over $150,000 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.
St. Louis Race Photos
Frequently Asked Questions
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