The New York MDS Awareness Run/Walk

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    This year's event has gone virtual! Inspired by the thousands impacted by MDS each year, the FIRST New York MDS Awareness 5K Run/Walk will still strive to drive awareness of this devastating disease, create connections and build a community for patients, families, and caregivers.
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    This year's event will recognize the following individuals:
    Nobility in Science Award:
    • Lewis R. Silverman, M.D.
    Event Co-Chairs:
    • Stuart Goldberg, MD
    • Jennifer Keam, MD

    On September 12th, New Yorkers will unite across the city for our annual MDS Awareness Walk which will be held virtually in light of this year’s challenges and changes.

    The NY MDS Awareness walk will be livestreamed, but teams are still encouraged to get together outdoors, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. We want you to walk anywhere and in any way that feels safe. Whether you’re outside with a team or doing the walk on your treadmill, be sure to submit photos that will be showcased during the event wearing the MDS-branded items that we will ship to your home upon registration. Please consult our Virtual Event Toolkit for more information about:

    • How to register and participate virtually
    • Mapping out your 5k route
    • Social Media Guidelines
    • Officially recording and submitting your time
    • The schedule of events
    • Our Marathon and Half-Marathon Challenge

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