10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Hybrid Run/Walk
October 15, 2022
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Our 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 as a HYBRID race. We recognize that some of you are unable to attend in person, but still want to be a part of this exciting race so we will continue with our Virtual Race. We also recognize that others wish to join us In-Person in a safe environment, so we welcome you to join us at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, N.J.
Date: October 15, 2022
Location: Oak Ridge Park, Clark NJ
Time: Registration Opens at 8:30 AM, Race Begins at 9:30 AM
Registration Cost: Adult Runners and Walkers $30 (prior to 09/15/2022), Children 12 and Under $20
Donation Cutoff: 12/18/2022 12:00 AM
Contact: Ron Pask
Email: [email protected]
Let's Redefine Being Together!!
Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk is going to Redefine Being Together as we come together once again toward our common goal of Finding a Cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Be a Part of the Cure and Register Today!
Since we are celebrating 10 years, if you have any past photos to share, please send them to [email protected].
This year you have the option to join a team “Virtually” or “In-Person”. Your team may be a hybrid of both Virtual AND In Person participants. We will even have separate competitions for Virtual participants and In Person participants so everyone will get that competitive feeling no matter where you are competing from, near or far. We encourage you to have fun and share your team pictures on our Facebook page.
If you prefer to register as an individual “Virtually or In-Person”, we welcome you. You may be running/walking as an individual but you are a part of our Miracles for Myeloma Community. By registering, you helping us get one step closer to finding a cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/miraclesformyeloma/
Follow us at @IMFMyeloma on Instagram and Twitter and post your race updates with the hashtag #miraclesformyeloma5K!
Ten Years Later We're Still Making Miracles Happen!
Proceeds to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Our Remembrance Path is for those who would like to pay tribute to a loved one who has either passed away, is living with multiple myeloma or has touched your life in a positive way. You can make a donation to have a placard to be displayed on our Virtual Remembrance Path online, and also have one on display on the day of the event in our In Person Remembrance Path.
This will serve to recognize a survivor or loved one who may have lost their battle but remains in our hearts. These signs will have the person’s name and a short personalized note displayed along with your name.
This year you have the option to join a team “Virtually” or “In Person”. Your team may be a hybrid of both Virtual AND In Person participants. We will even have separate competitions for Virtual participants and In Person participants so everyone will get that competitive feeling no matter where you are competing from, near or far. We encourage you to have fun and share your team pictures on our Facebook page.
If you prefer to register as an individual, we welcome you. You may be running/walking as an individual but you are a part of our Miracles for Myeloma Community. By registering you helping us get one step closer to finding a cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Our Myeloma Story
2022 is a very special year for Miracles for Myeloma…
It’s hard to believe that this will be our 10th year for Miracles for Myeloma 5K Race\Walk, and we have funded a total of eight research grants and raised over $700,000! This year we will taking the hybrid route, where we will combine virtual as well as in person participation. The choice is up to you. My needs are just as strong as ever, to help raise money for research and awareness for multiple myeloma. Although the pandemic has changed all of our lives, we are still living with myeloma and praying for the cure as new patients are being diagnosed every year.
My personal story began almost 15 years ago in 2007, when I went to my primary care physician for my annual routine physical. This appointment turned out to be anything but routine! Imagine my surprise, confusion, and fear, when I was diagnosed with a disease that I never knew existed! This disease, multiple myeloma, is defined as an incurable cancer of the plasma cells.
After going through chemotherapy treatments and two stem cell transplants, I am currently in a remission. However, my personal battle with myeloma is far from over, as there is no cure available yet! Of course, my goal is for a cure to be found, and this is why I was and will always be so passionate about reestablishing this annual race in conjunction with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) to help fund much needed research.
We are definitely helping to make Miracles for Myeloma. So with this in mind, let’s all try to help accelerate the cures, and give hope to myeloma survivors and their families. The Miracles for Myeloma committee invites you to join us along with the IMF to fight this deadly disease and to get to that finish line… the cure for multiple myeloma.
My brother, Frank Guarino, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2011. He passed away just 18 months later, on December 31, 2012, at the age of 51. When he was diagnosed, we had never heard of this disease but that changed after countless trips to Hackensack University Medical Center, two stem cell transplants and several chemotherapy treatments. Frank was an avid runner since high school and he discussed wanting to raise money for multiple myeloma research by hosting a 5K race. His life was cut short prior to seeing this goal emerge as a miracle.
Multiple myeloma is not a widely known cancer, but as fate would have it I met a wonderful person who was struggling with the same disease as my brother. Within the hallways of my daughter's preschool, Sheree Pask and I became instant friends while discussing our circumstances surrounding this rare form of cancer.
As a tribute to my brother Frank, during his funeral services, we included several of his racing numbers along with many photos of him running throughout his life. Sheree and Ron Pask saw these tributes and asked if I would join them in creating a fundraising 5K race. To our amazement, with the support of family, friends, sponsors and dedicated runners throughout New Jersey, we hosted nine 5K races and recently added virtual options for the race. Miracles for Myeloma has raised a combined total of over $700,000 in the past 9 years. Together, we made a miracle happen!
If the Miracles for Myeloma Annual 5K would help save one family from enduring the heartache this disease has caused my own family, this would be the biggest tribute I could give to my brother Frank. Please join the Miracles for Myeloma 5K committee in making the 10th Annual race on October 15, 2022 a race to remember!
Garden State Parkway Northbound: Exit 135. Stay to right and bear right onto Brant Avenue. Right at light onto Westfield Avenue. Left at light onto Raritan Road. Go through two traffic lights. Oak Ridge park is on your right.
Garden State Parkway Southbound: Exit 135. Bear right off of exit onto Central Avenue. Left at light onto Raritan Road. Go through 4 lights. Oak Ridge Park will be on your right.
From Lake Avenue (Rahway): Head west. Left turn onto Oak Ridge Road. Park is on right.
From Lake Avenue (Scotch Plains): Head east. Right turn onto Oak Ridge Road. Park is on right.
Go to the Old Farmhouse Parking Lot, NOT the sport complex.