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Register!

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Form Your Crew

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Make Your Push

Share your story with your friends and family! Every dollar raised benefits MDS patients.

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Walk

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About the MDS Awareness Walk

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The MDS Foundation is hosting its first-ever Chicago MDS Awareness Walk to raise awareness of 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. Today, there are an estimated 60,000-170,000 diagnosed MDS patients in the United States, with this number expected to grow.

Although great strides have been made, more work needs to be done in MDS and to better understand the needs of patients. Inspired by those impacted by MDS, our hope with the first-ever Chicago MDS Awareness Walk is to start a movement with helping to further spread awareness and bring attention to this disease among the physician community as well as the general public.

Our goals are to:

  • Elevate the conversation around the unmet needs of those living with MDS.
  • Bring together the MDS and rare disease community and create new connections.
  • Reinforce our commitment, along with our partner organizations, to help improve the lives of MDS patients and those who care for them.
  • Establish the need and momentum for future MDS walks across the country.
What is MDS? About the Foundation
8:00am Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:15am Warm Up Exercises
9:30am 5K Run
9:40am 5K Walk
10:30am Award Ceremony
12:00pm Close of Walk

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) by the Numbers

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are an often unrecognized, under-diagnosed rare group of bone marrow failure disorders, where the body no longer makes enough healthy, normal blood cells in the bone marrow. The disease is also known as a form of blood cancer.

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If you would like additional information, please contact us by phone or fax:

Phone within the US: 1-800-MDS-0839
Outside the US only: 1-609-298-1035
Fax: 1-609-298-0590
e-mail: TIRACA@MDS-FOUNDATION.ORG

or write:

The MDS Foundation
4573 South Broad St., Suite 150
Yardville, NJ 08620

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