Muscles for Myeloma 5K Beach Walk, Fernandina Beach, Florida
Join us for this year's Muscles for Myeloma 5K Beach Walk. This is the third year of the walk, started by myeloma patient advocate Pat Killingsworth and his wife Pattie. Join us for a great community morning walk on the beach before you get your day started! All proceeds support research funding for the rare blood cancer, multiple myeloma. This event is happening in conjunction with a weekend of educational events called Pat's Myeloma Survival School where patients can learn, relax and meet other myeloma patients. We're opening up the walk to the community for the first time and look forward to walking with you!
What: 5K Beach Walk
When: March 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Main Beach Park, 32 N Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 310-3350
Parking: Use the Main Beach Parking lot at the same location.
Photo Booth: After the race, participants can stop by our beach-themed photo booth for a memory photo (with props!) All photos will be distributed to participants after the event.
Shirts and Shirt Pickup: Shirts are guaranteed for registrations made before February 18, 2017. After this date, we will have some extra shirts availble, but cannot guarantee correct sizes or quantities. Pick up your shirt at the Women's Center at 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 on Friday from 4 - 6 pm or at Main Beach Park between 7-8 am the morning of the walk.
Pets: Please no pets.
About Muscles for Myeloma
We're building Muscles for Myeloma to help myeloma patients get move and to help raise funds for myeloma research. Fitness matters to everyone, but it is especially important for myeloma patients. The more fit patients are, the more they are able to tolerate therapies which leads to better, longer lasting outcomes.
About the Myeloma Crowd
The Myeloma Crowd is a patient-driven organization, providing education and advocacy for myeloma patients. Myeloma patient Jenny Ahlstrom started the Myeloma Crowd in 2013 with the goal of filling gaps in information, tools, resources and funding. The Myeloma Crowd funds research through our Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative. Our process to identify the best research, especially for high-risk patients, led us to two important immunotherapy projects. To learn more about where the research funding goes and our process to determine which projects to fund, click here.