5K Walk/Run Scheduled to Benefit Gift of Life Marrow

Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s annual Steps for Life 5k Walk and Run is right around the corner. Gift of Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and facilitating bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related diseases. The funds raised at Steps for Life are used to add new donors to the worldwide bone marrow registry (each volunteer donor costs $60 to register). At the Steps for Life 5k, there will be a Superhero Sprint for children, a certified and timed 5k with awards given to top finishers, and a joyful first meeting between a donor and recipient.

We still need help spreading the word about the 5k to get everyone involved, swabbed and cured! North End resident Laura Pacheco is a former Gift of Life bone marrow donor. Through Gift of Life Marrow Registry, Laura was paired with 3-year-old Mario Lopez who was suffering from a blood disorder and in need of a marrow transplant. “I wanted everything to work out for this little boy,” says Laura, “If I could donate again tomorrow, I would.”

  • Event Name: Gift of Life Steps for Life 5k Run & Walk
  • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Event Link: www.giftoflife.org/stepsforlife
  • Price:

 Students $15 when registering online (includes shirt); $20 on the day of the event

 Adults $30 when registering online (includes shirt); $35 on the day of the event

Kids FREE (6 and under)

  • Start Time: 8:00 AM EST
  • End Time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Event Location: Chestnut Hill Reservoir (behind Reilly Memorial Rink)
  • Event Address: 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135