March for Marrow LA

5K Run & Walk

Shoreline Village, Long Beach


5K Registration: 6:30am  5K Start: 8:00am  Walk Start: 9:30am

PACKET PICK-UP: Fri, April 27, 2018 3:00 – 6:00pm at Runner’s High, 5338 2nd Street, Long Beach

"This run is perfect for new and seasoned runners. It is scenic, flat and fast. I run it in memory of my brother, Garrett." Mia Hamm, US Women's National Soccer Team, 1987-2004

T-Shirts, Goody Bags, Coupons, Awards

Participant & Placement Medals

Prizes provided by Brooks Running Shoes, NIKE & Runners High

Bone marrow failure diseases threaten 50 people every day, every age, gender and ethnicity.

That’s why we partner with Be the Match and Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches!

Take it from Krissy Kobata, our 2018 Champion:

“In 2009, I was diagnosed with MDS, a bone marrow failure disease.  I needed a bone marrow transplant, but no one in my family was a match.

Because I am Japanese and Caucasian, I have made it my mission to find more mixed-race donors.  I am going through a transplant right now with an unrelated donor.

Marrow transplants are not a perfect solution, so I ask each of you to walk or run with us to find a cure.”

please join us in 2018 as we run & walk to find a cure for bone marrow failure diseases


Register to Run

Registration for the March for Marrow 5K is through RaceWire, which allows you an efficient registration for a race and all the details about March for Marrow. You can fly solo or build a team and gain support from your friends, family and colleagues - and maybe even raise dollars for AAMDSIF. The first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt. Everyone gets a goody bag and a medal. Thanks so much!

Register to walk

Registration for the March for Marrow Walk is handled by the Aplastic Anemia MDS Int’l Foundation. Join California families who are remembering a loved one lost or celebrating their victory over bone marrow failure disease. Register, create a page, tell your story and recruit a team. Then go out and raise some dollars for research and patient care. It’s a competition – and the prize is – a cure. Thank you!

join a team or be a virtual supporter

Do you see a team you'd like to join? Teams are always grateful for that unexpected support. Can't attend the walk in person? Be there in spirit! Register to run or walk as a virtual runner or walker or just donate to a team of your choice. And awareness is key with rare diseases! Help spread the word on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or blog. Thanks again!

register for the nat'l marrow donor program

Be the Match and Asians for Miracle Marrow matches (A3M) will both be at March for Marrow to explain the importance of young, healthy, diverse people joining the National Marrow Donor Registry (NMDP). You will have the chance to save a life if you match someone with a bone marrow failure disease by getting a simple cheek swab on April 28th. SO GET SWABBED!

You don't need to run or walk to take part! You don't even need to attend the event to help out!

  • a donation of any size can & will make a difference!
  • all donations are tax deductible.
  • donations & registration fee go directly to aamdsif, a 501 (c) (3) organization.
  • volunteer! we love our volunteers.

join us!

register to walk, become a virtual walker, build a team, gain sponsors or make a contribution to support our efforts.

everyone can make a difference!  sign up to volunteer.

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All funds raised by the March for Marrow will be used to support patients living with bone marrow failure diseases and research to find better treatments and a cure.



6:30 am……………Registration Opens for 5K Run

7:30 am……………Celebrity Starters

8:00 am……………Welcome and 5K Start

                            Auction Opens

8:50…………………5K Awards Ceremony

                             Team Photos

8:15 am – Noon….9th Annual March for 

                            Marrow Walk 

8:15 – 9:15 am…..Walk Registration

10:00 am…………..Walk Start

11:00 am…………..Recognition Program

11:15 am…………..Auction closes

11:30 am…………..Auction Pick-up

12:00 Noon………..Farewell until 2019

Please enjoy lunch at any of the great 

restaurants at Shoreline Village.

Coupons in your bags

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Our Purpose

Educate the Public – Create Community – Raise Funds – Highlight Best Treatment Centers – Support the National Marrow Donor Program

AAMDSIF has supported bone marrow failure disease patients and their families since 1983.

patient & family conferences and on-line webinars bring up-to-date research to our patients.

85% of funding goes to aamdsif programs & services for patients and families.

march 4 marrow was founded in 2010 to support research, awareness & advocacy.

AAMDSIF is a 501(c) (3)dedicated to finding a cure and advancing the treatment for aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemogloburina (PNH), and other bone marrow failure diseases as well as provide patients and families with support and the latest medical information.

For more information about AA & MDS, visit

2018 March for Marrow

April 28, 2018

Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA


“At Shoreline Village: $1 parking (up to 2 hours) with validation and a minimum purchase from Shoreline Village merchants. After 2 hours, the rate is $2.00 per 20 minutes up to a max of $8 a day.

Timed parking south of Shoreline Village along the beach for about $6.00.  Please do not park in spaces labeled ‘For boat owners.’

The Passport, a free shuttle bus service, connects Shoreline Village with the downtown area every 12 minutes.  Parking can be found for $5.  For a complete schedule go to:”

2018 Event Sponsors

National Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors - $5,000+

Gold Sponsors - $3,000

Silver Sponsors - $2,000

Bronze Sponsors - $1,000

Community Sponsors - $500

Marty Angles Photography

Friends - $250


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