On September 27th, Chicago 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 Chicago 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:
The MDS Foundation aims 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, with this number expected to grow.
Although great strides have been made, more work needs to be done for MDS and to better understand the needs of patients in this ever-changing environment. Inspired by those impacted by MDS, our hope with the MDS Awareness Walk series is to start a movement that helps to further spread awareness and bring attention to this disease among the physician community as well as the general public.
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Once registered, you’ll receive an email to help you!
Share your story with your friends and family! Every dollar raised benefits MDS patients.
Have fun and make new friends!
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Phone within the US: 1-800-MDS-0839
Outside the US only: 1-609-298-1035
The MDS Foundation
4573 South Broad St., Suite 150
Yardville, NJ 08620