Sun April 16, 2023 Wilmington, DE 19806 US Directions

Events

Mimosas for Marrow 5K

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Place

1616 Delaware Avenue
Catherine Rooney's
Wilmington, DE US 19806

Description

Join us for the first Mimosas for Marrow 5K! We are two local moms, Sam and Brittany, teaming up with Fusion Racing for the purpose of raising funds toward Be The Match.


Be The Match® is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping patients with blood cancers and disorders get the life-saving transplant they need.


Our mission is to raise awareness and educate the community on becoming a bone marrow donor through Be The Match - providing you with the opportunity to potentially save a life! Interested in becoming a donor today? Simply text OakleysOhana to 61474 to register, or see us on race day where we will have a table set up!


Come out to track some miles, where you can RUN or WALK, for a great cause and enjoy some bubbly mimosas after!

Bib Pick Up

Sunday April 16th
8:00-8:45AM at Catherine Rooney's.
 
5K starts at 9:00AM sharp on Gilpin Avenue

Runners Amenities

Runners will receive:
- Post Race Party at Catherine Rooney's
- Food and Drinks
- Race SWAG

Course Map

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP
*Map is for directional purposes only

Awards & Age Groups

Overall Male/Female 
Overall Masters Male/Female 
Top 3 in each age group Male/Female
9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

*Overall and Masters - based off GUN TIME
*Age Groups - based off CHIP TIME

 

*LARGEST* team created will have a fun yard sign posted for everyone to see on race day!

Course Map

*Map is for directional purposes only.

FAQ's & Policies

Important information all participants should know.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Oakley’s Story

On December 22nd, 2021, Oakley, a previously healthy 2 year old, was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening blood disorder called Severe Aplastic Anemia, resulting in bone marrow failure. In short, her bone marrow stopped producing enough blood cells, leaving her with dangerously low red/white blood cells and platelets. Oakley had been fighting for her life while receiving roughly 70 blood/platelet transfusions, and immunotherapy that unfortunately didn’t work. Her only chance at survival was a bone marrow transplant, requiring a conditioning regimen of  immunosuppressants, chemotherapy, and radiation.

With relief, her transplant team had found Oakley a close matched bone marrow donor who had registered on Be The Match. This person selflessly signed up, and donated her healthy stem cells with the hopes of giving a stranger a second chance at life - and that person happened to be Oakley.

After a vigorous 7 week stay in the hospital receiving her life-saving transplant, Oakley’s family were given the news that her transplant was successful.

Oakley’s experience has been anything but ordinary - spending nearly 4 months total inpatient. She has had to endure jaundice/liver toxicity, an invasive infection resulting in a PICU stay with surgery and intubation, multiple flare-ups of GVHD - a condition that occurs when donor bone marrow attack the recipient, a blood infection, mucocitis, and more. Though this journey presented many days/nights of vomiting, pain, weakness, aches, lethargy, and tears, Oakley’s strength and courage showed that she is a true super hero. Despite her rollercoaster recovery, she is finally able to start living life as a kid again.

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