5K Run/Walk Set for October 5 in Clark’s Oak Ridge Park
Miracles for Myeloma, a 5K Run/Walk, is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013
in Oak Ridge Park, Clark. The course, staged entirely within the park on paved
paths, is USATF certified and people of all ages are encouraged to participate
in this community-wide fundraiser.
Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells which attacks and destroys bone. The two founders of the race are Clark resident Sheree Pask, a Myeloma survivor and a teacher at a Westfield nursery school, and Westfield resident Gina Klemm, whose brother Frank Guarino died of the disease in 2012.
Entry fees are $25 per walker or runner until September 15; after that $30. Children’s fees are $15. Runners may also register at the door. For pre-registered participants, T-shirts will be distributed. Awards will be given for best times in various categories. The proceeds will be donated to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).
Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. with the race officially starting at 9 a.m.
Featured that Saturday is a memorial path where maroon and white balloons will be tied to placards with names of people being honored with a donation. Maroon is designated for patients living with Myeloma and white in remembrance of those who have passed on from the disease.
Mrs. Pask, currently in remission, has undergone chemotherapy and two stem cell transplants over the last few years. “I am blessed with a wonderful support network of family members, friends and co-workers and doctors and nurses who have helped me immensely during my cancer journey,” she said. “Now I am calling upon all of you to help us get to the finish line…finding a cure for Multiple Myeloma.”
For to register go to https://online.myeloma.org/NetCommunity/miraclesformyeloma or call 732-574-9182 for more information.