Can't make it to Pat's 2nd Annual Myeloma Beach Party & 5k Walk in Florida? Then join The Myeloma Crowd for a virtual 5k walk. For just $35 per walker ($25 for kids), you'll get a t-shirt and beach towel mailed right to your door.
All you need to do to participate is click here and select Join As An Individual (or Join As A Family if you're registering more than one person), and then select Pat's Walk Where You Are to complete your registration. Then, between the time you register and April 15 (tax day!), simply commit to walk 5k. Take photos and tell us about it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also share with your network of family and friends via Facebook, email, a blog or other social media that you're doing a virtual 5k walk for myeloma research for sponsorships to raise funds around your walk (this part is optional). All proceeds raised will benefit the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative, a new approach to funding cancer research. It combines the skill and knowledge of leading myeloma specialists along with patient input to select and fund promising research projects in myeloma. The goal of the MCRI is to find and fund a cure for multiple myeloma.
So lace up your walking shoes, get others to join you, and help raise funds around your participation!
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Lizzy Smith was diagnosed with myeloma in 2012 at age 44. Within days, she left her job, ended her marriage, moved, and entered treatment. "To the extent I'm able, I want to prove that despite life's biggest challenges, it is possible to survive and come out stronger than ever," she says.