Walkin' for Waldenstrom's
On September 17th, 2011 a few great Wmer's spear-headed a Walkin for Waldenstrom's in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Over 150 participants joined in on this event to walk either the 3 mile or 5 mile distance. It was a beautiful, scenic event thanks to the many private roads and private beaches that were generously opened by local residents and businesses.
The organization and structure of such a significant and successful event can be given tremendous praise to the many people that took their time, effort, and care for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.
Event organizers and leaders; Roslyn Raish and Elizabeth Nadeau;
12-15 supportive volunteers; Jason Repko (website creator), Janet Coleman (logos), Jean and Dick Bordeau, Noel Field, Diana Marshall, Lea Angell, Sue and Mike Haley, Jen and Jay Guthin are to name a few.
Aside from the many Walkers, eight employees from the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia came down from Boston, MA and participated in the walk, including Jonathon Treon, Dr Steven Treon’s son.
The overall heart of this event was the amazing people supporting amazing patients. In 2012, we hope that this will continue to be a growing occurrence and hopefully, and annual event for years to come until this disease has been alleviated. To date, Walkin for Waldenstrom’s raised over $14,000 and all contributional proceeds benefited the Bing Center for Waldenstrom's research.
For more information, contributions, or questions about the walk, please go to the link http://walkforwaldenstroms.org/home.html