March for Marrow LA

5K Run & Walk

Shoreline Village, Long Beach


 SAT, April 28, 2018

"This run is perfect for and seasoned runners. It is scenic, flat and fast. When I can, 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 or Walk

Register for the 5K Run or join the Patient & Family Walk. We would love to meet you! Registration allows you to personalize your own run or walk page! You can fly solo or build a team & gain support from your friends, family and colleagues. Every dollar raised gets us closer to a cure. All registrants receive a t-shirt & good bag!

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! Help spread the word on social media.

register of the nat'l marrow donor program

Be the Match and A3M will both be at March for Marrow to explain the importance of young, healthy, diverse people joining the National Donor Registry. 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 28.

You don't have 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) org
  • volunteer! we love our volunteers!

please 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.



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



Please 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!

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

Long Beach, CA

2018 Event Sponsors

National Sponsor

Local Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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