Defeat Multiple Myeloma 5K
A family friendly 5K run and 1 mile walking benefiting Fred Hutch. Taking place at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA on June 23, 2019
7:30am - Registration and Packet Pickup Open
8:30am - Fundraising Awards and remarks from Dr. Damian Green
9:00am - 5K and 1 mile race starts
9:15am - Post-race party starts
A 1 mile course map can be found here.
Parking map click to enlarge:
Defeat Multiple Myeloma’s mission is to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma while supporting research which seeks to discover new treatments, improve quality of life for myeloma patients, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating form of cancer.
Defeat Multiple Myeloma began as MoveMMore Seattle in 2013 and has raised more than $200,000 in support of multiple myeloma research in the Seattle area. Defeat Myeloma Run/Walk 2018 was a huge success with more than 617 participants. In 2017, 100% of funds raised supported multiple myeloma research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
In 2017 this event transitioned to Defeat Myeloma Run/Walk. Historically, the race has been presented by Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research and Education (MMore) a 501(c)(3) founded in Ohio by the parents of a young woman who was diagnosed with myeloma at the age of 22. Fortunately, their daughter, Sarah, is in remission and happily living in Seattle with her husband and daughter.
After eight successful years, MMore closed its doors at the end of 2016, believing that passing the torch to larger organizations was in the best interests of those it served. With the help of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Multiple Myeloma Cure Seeker's Society, and our amazing group of dedicated volunteers we've been given the opportunity to keep this wonderful event alive.
Defeat Myeloma Run/Walk 2017 broke new records as we donated $107,000 from the event and MMORE matched this with another $100,000! We can't wait for Defeat Myeloma 2019, and hope you will join us! We know that with the help of the amazing Seattle community we will eventually see a day in which there is a cure for multiple myeloma. Until then we are committed to fundraising for a cure!