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New Date: TBD
Thank you for your interest in the National CMV Race in Boston. Organizers are re-scheduling this date as we speak. More details will be revealed soon.
Additional race information can be found at http://high5em.com/?page_id=2499.
Description: Please join us for the Inaugural family-friendly 5k run, walk and roll for CMV awareness. Congenital Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, occurring in about 1 in 200 births, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss that infants are born within the US. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV, and only 9% of women know about it! 100% of the event proceeds will be allocated to the National CMV Foundation’s efforts to promoting awareness, providing access to resources and sharing prevention information to eliminate congenital CMV!
Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: Will open on event day at 8:30AM. No pre-packet pickup will be available unless otherwise noted.
Early Bird Registration: $25 through 4/6
General Admission: $30 through 5/9
Late Registration: $35 through 6/6
Youth Under 15 – $20 (No price increase)
Virtual Registration – $15
Team Category: Own a business? Part of a running club? This is an easy and fun way to recruit your friends. Teams must consist of at least 4+ people. Prizes will be awarded for the largest & fastest team.
Course: The event will start and finish at Fielder Field.
Participants will head west on Dr. Paul Dudley White Path/Charles River Esplanade. Turn around just past the fitness park and return to the park via the path closest to river.
Swag: All pre-registered participants by 6/1 will be guaranteed a custom shirt.
Top 3 M/F finishers in the 5K run
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
Fastest Team – Cumulative time for the top 4 runners
Race Festivities: Light refreshments will be available for participants. A slew of local and corporate vendors will be on site and of course our MC/DJ will be keeping us entertained throughout the course of the event.
Beneficiary: 100% of the net proceeds will be allocated to the National CMV Foundation.
Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Checks can be made payable directly to: The CMV Foundation and mailed to: High5EM, co: Ashley Steeves, 3 Pond Hill Rd, Amesbury MA 01913.
Weather: This event will take place rain or shine!
Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderna is pleased to support the National CMV Foundation in raising awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). As a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., our company’s mission is to advance messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body’s cells to produce proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases where there is an unmet need, such as CMV. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.
At the National CMV Foundation, we work to inform and educate others on specific prevention measures to protect against the risk of CMV infection. Congenital CMV is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the United States, occurring in about 1 in 200 births. Because CMV is a silent disease – meaning most people who are infected have no signs of symptoms (asymptomatic) – the mother is likely unaware she has CMV during her pregnancy.
Statistically, about 30 to 50 percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. have never been infected with CMV. Of these, about 1 to 4 percent will have their first CMV infection during a pregnancy (primary infection), giving them approximately a 40 percent chance of passing the virus to their unborn child.
Babies born with CMV may have birth defects and/or experience a vast range of developmental disabilities. The National CMV Foundation’s fundamental goal is to empower women of childbearing age to be advocates for their own health, especially during pregnancy. We encourage women to ask questions and be well informed about their health so that together, we can ultimately stop CMV from infecting unborn babies.
A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to promoting awareness, providing access to resources and sharing prevention information to eliminate congenital CMV.
The National CMV Foundation Strides Supporter Initiative partners local CMV families with Strides 4 CMV teams. The program hopes to uplift, support and recognizes local CMV families while inspiring and motivating participants to train, fundraise and ultimately help #StopCMV!
The CMV families will be at the finish line cheering on and welcoming their supporting teams as they finish the race.
Interested in becoming involved with the Strides Supporter Initiative?
If you are a CMV family or team interested in being a partner, please email email@example.com for more details.
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