Maryland Half Marathon & 5K
10 years. 130,000 miles. Endless impact.
Welcome to our Maryland Half Marathon & 5K Multiple Myeloma Team Page!
We are running in the 10th Annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K to raise money for the fight against cancer. 100% of every dollar we raise goes directly to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC). Since 2009, participants like us have raised more than $3 million to support UMGCCC’s cutting-edge care and groundbreaking research. And in honor of the race’s 10th anniversary, we’re going for a new fundraising best.
As many of you are aware, Maryland half marathon has become a yearly event to raise money to support patients fighting cancer. The run honors survivors and remembers those who have lost their life to cancer. This year we are registering to run, in hope of expanding the pool of donors and encouraging others to get involved…
We share with you a paragraph from a note we received few weeks ago from “a medical professional” who overcame her own struggles by focusing on others. In these sentences she describes what many of our patients go through… “ After almost dying after myeloma diagnosis; I was given a second chance at life, I have shared my story with many people in my personal and professional life. I talked about the fight and triumph and the relapse and breakdown…. How did I endure such a struggle for 15 years is surely a mystery? But what helped me the most was helping other cancer patients. Despite the pain, loss of independence and fear of tomorrow, I have seen many change their lives and begin a journey of self-awareness. They make peace with their shattered dreams and broken hearts. Their souls miraculously expend beyond their pain and hopelessness to touch others. They have no time for self-pity and never ask why me, they accept their fate and march with confident steps to finish what is left of their missions and continue to share the richness of their lives. “
We hope you will support us as we run the Maryland Half Marathon & 5K. Every contribution makes a difference and will directly support the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, UMGCCC ranks among the top cancer centers in the country. They combine compassionate care with the most advanced treatment options available. We hope you’ll consider making a donation to fund their amazing work. Your support helps provide lifesaving treatment to UMGCCC patients and funds research that benefits cancer patients everywhere.
Make a contribution today. Together, we can move the fight against cancer forward!