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 25, 2017
7:30am - Registration and Packet Pickup Open
9:00am - 5K and 1 mile race starts
9:15am - Post-race party starts
A 1 mile course map can be found here.
Don't stand in line on race day - come to packet pickup at Super Jock and Jill Greenlake on Saturday, June 24 2:00pm - 6:00pm. 7210 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
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. MoveMMore 2016 was a huge success. More than 617 participants raised over $78,000. In 2016, 100% of funds raised supported multiple myeloma research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Today Defeat Myeloma is an event in transition. 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.
Unfortunately, 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.
We are all excited for Defeat Multiple Myeloma 2017 and for the future of the event. We know that with the help of the amazing Seattle community we will eventually see a day in which there is a cure for this truly horrific form of cancer.