Martin Center’s 24th Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run Goes Virtual for 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI) had to make the difficult decision to convert our annual 5K walk/run into a virtual event. This means that participants will be walking or running on their own wherever they feel it is safe to do so. Participants will be interacting virtually with us and other participants on social media from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (EST) on August 29, 2020. Participants will receive an official certificate of participation after posting their photo, type of participation (running or walking) and the time it took them to complete the distance. Event T-shirts are available for an additional fee. All participants who participate will be recognized on the MCSCI website. We invite you to join us from your safe place for the 24th Annual Sickle Cell 5K/Walk Run Virtual Edition, a 5K (3.1 mile) event to benefit persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease in Central Indiana.
MCSCI needs donations from supporters like you to be able to continue our work. As you might imagine, the global pandemic has been especially difficult for people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). SCD has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a pre-existing condition that puts those affected at higher levels of risk for severe complications from COVID-19. The money raised from this event will help MCSCI provide its clients with many forms of assistance like rent, utilities, transportation, food, and other forms of support. Learn how to create your fundraising page with our easy, step-by-step instructions here.
The Virtual 24th Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run is open to all ages and abilities anywhere in the world
Registration fee: Adults (13 and over) = $25 ($35 with T-shirt) – Youth (12 and under) $15 ($25 with T-Shirt)
Watch our virtual opening ceremonies at 8:30 A.M. (EST) at https://www.facebook.com/MartinCenterSCI
Participants may complete their walk or run anytime between August 15, 2020 to September 8, 2020
Participants will submit their photo, type of participation and time on the MCSCI Facebook page during the Facebook Live event
Register at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/30243/24th-annual-sickle-cell-5k-walkrun-virtual-edition
START OR JOIN A TEAM
Teams are welcome to participate in the 24th Annual Sickle Cell 5K/Walk Run Virtual Edition. Anyone can form or join a team with family members, friends, co-workers, church congregations, social organizations or in memory of someone who is or has been affected by SCD. The top three teams with the most participants will win an award and be recognized on MCSCI’s website. Team participants are encouraged to show their unity with the SCD cause by wearing team T-shirts or anything else that sets your team apart.
Please note: Only team members with fundraising pages will be listed on the Team Leaderboard but all team members will be counted.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
The 24th Annual Sickle Cell 5K/Walk Run Virtual Edition is a fundraising event. People like you help MCSCI raise critical funds to support the needs of SCD patients in Central Indiana. After you register, you can securely create a donation page for yourself or your team, or make a general donation. The top three fundraisers will win an award and be recognized on MCSCI’s website.
Click this link to register now: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/30243/24th-annual-sickle-cell-5k-walkrun-virtual-edition
Indianapolis based teams may pick-up team T-shirts at MCSCI before August 25, 2020.
There are hundreds of families in Central Indiana living with the burden of Sickle Cell Disease. Many of those families need additional support which Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI) strives to provide. Your participation in the 23rd Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run will enable MCSCI to fill those gaps with quality supportive services.
The Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run is our premier fundraising event. Proceeds benefit our programs which aim to aid and enhance the lives of those affected by Sickle Cell. This includes Sickle Cell education, family support, food pantry, monthly support groups, and advocacy.
Did you know ...
- Each registration fee provides a six month supply of Gatorade to one of our Sickle Cell Clients?
- When you raise just $100 you provide ten families with access to food from our food pantry?
- When you raise $250, you give one family full access to our Transportation Assistance Service.
Sickle Cell Warriors Register for FREE!
(Promo Code Required)
$25.00Jun 26 - Sep 9
No t-shirts shipped outside continental U.S.
$40.00Jun 26 - Sep 9
$20.00Jun 26 - Sep 9
No t-shirts shipped outside continental U.S.
$35.00Jun 26 - Sep 9
|2||Riley Sickle Cell Team||$267.10|
Team Speed of LightRaised:
Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis CenterRaised:
- Event Organizer
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