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MDS Awareness Virtual Run/Walk – Boston & Global

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This fall we will unite across the world for our annual MDS Awareness Walks which will be held virtually in light of this year’s challenges and changes. Through the MDS Awareness Walk, the MDS Foundation hopes to raise awareness for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), an often unrecognized and under-diagnosed rare group of bone marrow failure disorders that affects an estimated 12,000-20,000 people each year in the United States. Despite being physically distanced, we can still come together to support those with MDS.

Boston & Global – October 25th Learn More

The 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. Our Virtual Event Toolkit serves as an excellent guide for detailed information about all aspects of the upcoming virtual walk including:

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



October 25
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Review answers to commonly asked questions or get answers to your questions from an MDS expert