General Information
 
Event Name: Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk Los Angeles 2014
Start Date: 04/27/2014
Start Time: 08 : 00 AM
End Time: 11 : 30 AM
Location: 429 Shoreline Village Dr.
Long Beach, California 90802

Contact Information
 
Event Contact Name: Laurie Beverage
Event Contact Phone: (949) 294-4238
Event Contact Email: Email the Event Director
Event Contact Website: http://www.aamds.org/los-angeles-hope-steps-cure-5k-runwalk-april-27-2013

Event Information
 
About Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk Los Angeles 2014
Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk events were started in 2010 by a group of patients and families in Los Angeles that are living with bone marrow failure diseases or who have lost a loved one to these rare diseases. Bone marrow failure diseases affect the production of healthy red or white blood cells or platelets:
• Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and organs
• White blood cells help fight disease and infections
• Platelets help blood clot to stop bleeding

If the bone marrow "factory" breaks down and fails to keep up with the body's needs for the production of healthy blood cells, the result is called bone marrow failure. Aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are bone marrow failure diseases.

Today there are several treatments to prolong life and Hope, Steps & A Cure events seek to educate the public about the important work that the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation does to inform and educate patients, family members & medical professionals about these diseases, their symptoms and resources available to them. Please visit www.AAMDS.org.

The 5K Runs and Walks, which take place every year in approximately five different communities across the country, are also fundraising and community building events where patients and their supporters come together to compete at raising as much money as they can for the patient & family services offered free-of-charge by the Foundation as well as to celebrate and remember their wins and their losses and to walk and run for a CURE!
Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run - The Most Beautiful Running Course Available in LA!
The Los Angeles 5K Run has the distinction of taking place along the beautiful stretch of shoreline which makes up the Shoreline Marina and Long Beach Shoreline Marina. With the iconic Queen Mary in the background, the course is scenic, flat, and regardless of weather, ideal for beating one’s Personal Best.

Onsite Registration opens at 7:00 am at Shoreline Village - follow the red, yellow and white balloons! The 5K starts at 8:00 am. This is a chip timed, family friendly 5K.
Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up will be Friday, April 25, 2014, Noon-6:00 pm, at RUNNERS HIGH, 5338 E. 2nd St, Long Beach. Come in and meet our Assistant Race Director, Laurie Beverage, and pick up your packet and number.
Race-Day Registration
Sunday, April 27, 2014; 7:00 am - 7:45 am, at Shoreline Village, 429 Shoreline Village Drive, next to Parker’s Lighthouse.
Rainy Day Policy
Rain or shine we will walk and run. But in case of thunder and lightning - we will not. There will be no re-schedule but we hope you understand there will be no refunds either. Your donation is tax deductible at the rate of $22.00 per $30.00 spent with us at the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
Price Break for 5K Runners to Participate in the Walk
If you would like to walk with a patient as part of their team you will need to sign up at www.AAMDS.org/Walk for the Los Angeles event. If you want to run in the 5K as well, you register here and check the bubble that gives you a $10 discount off of your run registration for participating in both events.
Awards
Top Prizes: Six pairs of Brooks running shoes; Brooks mugs and wristbands.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st overall M/F and 1st Master M/F and then by age group in five-year increments starting with age 14 and under up to 70+.
T-Shirts
Each registrant will receive a dry-fit t-shirt (unisex sizing) that features our brand-new logo.
Parking at or near Shoreline Village
Parking at Shoreline Village:
Up to 2 hours - $1 with validation with a minimum purchase from Shoreline Village merchants
More than 2 hours - $2 per 20 minutes/ $8 maximum

Beach Parking at Shoreline Village:
Metered parking for roughly $6
Please do not park in spaces marked "For Boat Owners"

Parking in Downtown Long Beach:
Parking structures are available for $5
Ride the Passport, a free shuttle bus service, to Shoreline Village
Schedule for the Passport Bus line can be found here:
http://lbtransit.com/Services/Passport.aspx
Post 5K Run Activities
After your run along the Long Beach Shoreline Marina join us in front of the Funnel House for the Awards Ceremony where we will post your times and serve a simple breakfast. The Hope, Steps & A Cure team has also prepared an exciting Silent Auction for your bidding. The Auction will feature gift certificates to Long Beach and Los Angeles experiences, themed baskets, autographed memorabilia and children’s and adult’s gifts and services.

"Be the Match" will be on site to register potential donors for the National Marrow Donor Program. A simple cheek swab is all it takes for the chance to give someone the gift of life. Bone marrow and stem cell transplants are currently the only cure for bone marrow failure diseases.

Shoreline Village offers an array of shops and restaurants for your shopping pleasure. Plan to spend a few extra hours ambling along the boardwalk after your workout.
Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk Los Angeles 2013
Olympian and World Cup Champion Mia Hamm joined her family for Hope, Steps & A Cure Los Angeles 2013, running in memory of her brother, Garrett. She brought her own son, Garrett Anthony Garciaparra, whom she named in honor of her brother. Mia joined our own local heroine, Lisa Massacani, a 30-year survivor of aplastic anemia, serving as Celebrity Starters for the 5K Run.

See our photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/93136519@N04/sets/72157638223520005/
Hope, Steps & A Cure 5K Run/Walk Los Angeles 2012
Luke Gane, former member of the UCLA Bruins football team and an aplastic anemia patient, joined Connie Britton, the daughter of a deceased MDS patient – her father, to serve as Celebrity Starters.

See our photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/93136519@N04/sets/72157637494689265/show/with/8465822339/
Our fabulous 5K Marketing Committee
Gus Quinonez, Laurie Beverage, Shahana Larson and Maggie O'Neil
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopesteps.curecalifornia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HopeStepsCureCA

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