The Sixth Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The co- founders of the event are Clark resident Sheree Pask, a Myeloma survivor and a teacher at The Presbyterian Nursery School in Westfield; and Westfield resident Gina Klemm, whose brother Frank Guarino died of the disease in 2012.
People of all ages are encouraged to attend this community-wide fundraiser. The course is a USATF certified course, and medals will be given for best times in various age categories. You can participate by running, walking, or making a donation. All proceeds are donated to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of plasma cells which attacks and destroys bone.
The entry fee is $30 per walker or runner until September 1; after that it will be $35. Children’s fees are $20. Runners and walkers may also register on the day of the event, but you are encouraged to register early. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. with the race officially starting at 9:30 a.m.
A ‘Remembrance Path,’ where maroon and white balloons attached to placards with the names of people being honored or remembered will be featured. Maroon balloons are designated for patients living with Myeloma, and white balloons are in remembrance of those who have passed on from the disease. A brief personal message can be included on the placard. Anyone can purchase these for an additional $25 donation.
Come out and join us as we make Miracles happen again!
To register or donate visit: give.myeloma.org/miracles2018. For more information call 732-574-9182.