A reminder – the 5K (3.1 mile) Walk will take place at the 2019 IWMF Educational Forum in Philadelphia, PA, and is only one month away! As in prior years, besides getting fresh air, healthy exercise, and sharing good company, walkers will have the option to help others on their journey with WM by raising money to support the vision of the IWMF: “Support everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia while advancing the search for a cure!” This year, we will be walking in downtown Philadelphia near the Ed Forum hotel, and past various sites of historic and artistic significance including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. More details about the Walk can be found on the IWMF website.(click here).
This will be an opportunity for IWMF members, as a community, to raise funds to benefit the IWMF and to help find a cure. Please set up your team today!
Even if you are not planning to attend the Educational Forum, you too can participate by walking remotely wherever you happen to be. You can choose to walk on the same day and at the same time
(Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 am Eastern US Time), or whatever day and time that suits you that particular weekend.
Encouraging others to donate on your behalf is easy also. Here’s how anyone can participate and raise funds, or just sponsor a walker:
- Go to fundraise and click on the “Walk for Waldenstrom’s” button.
- Read the information on the page, and follow the instructions:
- If you’re walking, click on the “Join This Event” button and follow the steps in the instruction guide here.
- If you’re looking to sponsor someone, scroll down the page a bit and click on the person’s name in the “leaderboard.”
Many thanks to the walkers who already have registered in advance and raised just over $11,000 so far to benefit fellow WMers worldwide!
Every dollar raised will provide much needed services and support to WM patients and caregivers around the world, and find better treatments for WMers.
Please consider doing your part, or convincing friends and family members to support us in reaching and exceeding our goal of raising $20,000 this year!
NOTE: For those planning to attend the Ed Forum, rest assured the Walk is NOT a mandatory event, and if you do walk with us on Sunday morning, being a fundraiser is NOT a requirement for admittance to the Walk. You can still take the journey with us for exercise and mutual support, whether you’re fundraising or not!
If you require assistance, or have questions, feel free to contact the Walk Coordinator, Pete DeNardis at [email protected](link sends e-mail).
Also, commemorative T-shirts, caps, mugs, and water bottles are now available via Café Press(link is external).* (*Disclaimer: Please note that to keep prices as low as possible, we have kept the markup on linked IWMF merchandise from Cafe Press to the minimum. Although any royalties do benefit the IWMF, these items are being offered primarily to commemorate the annual Walk, and our organization receives only 1% of the revenue from each sale. We appreciate all kinds of support but kindly suggest that those who would like to give monetarily to the IWMF do so directly via our website.)