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TODAY, Icla da Silva Foundation's 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Roosevelt Island

TODAY, Icla da Silva Foundation's 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Roosevelt Island

The Icla da Silva Foundation was established in 1992 in memory of a 13-year-old Brazilian girl who came to Roosevelt island, hoping to get life saving treatment: a bone marrow transplant. She fought leukemia for two years here before dying without locating a matching donor. Now you can do your bit to help others win the same battle and join your neighbors in some exercise, too, on a warm, spring day. The race is run on May 5th.

The Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for the Be The Match Registry in the United States. It recruits over 38,000 new potential bone marrow donors every year, with a strong focus on minority communities. The Icla da Silva Foundation originated on Roosevelt Island in 1992.

Here are the details:

The Icla da Silva Foundation has opened registration to their annual 5K Run/Walk on Roosevelt Island.  The race will begin Saturday May 5, 2018 at 10AM at Firefighters field.  The link to register is: http://icla.org/5k.  The Early bird cost to register is $25 for Adults, $15 for Teens 13-17 and free for children 12 and younger.  Early bird registration ends April 7th at midnight.

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 5th

Firefighters Field

 

9:00 AM         Race Village Opens

9:15 AM         Pre-race Stretch

9:30 AM         Tot Trot (50 yard Dash for Kids age 4 and under)

9:45 AM         100 Yard Dash for Icla beginners (age 7 and under)

10:00 AM       Matchmaker 5K Race Begins

11:00 AM       Awards Ceremony

 

This is the 8th MatchMaker 5K Run/Walk on Roosevelt Island.  All proceeds aid in the search for matching bone marrow donors and to fund patient support services. 

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