Miles for Myeloma – Fox Valley

Miles for Myeloma is an annual walk/run event held in Appleton, Wisconsin! This signature event of Mission Myeloma unites multiple myeloma patients, their families and friends. Proceeds benefit patients right her in Wisconsin. 

Event History:

2020

The 11th annual Miles for Myeloma-Fox Valley walk/run felt strange but was still a very successful year. Due to the pandemic, the event was virtual with participants from Wisconsin to Texas and everywhere in between. Net proceeds were $20,000. This year’s event lasted a full week, kicking off on October 3rd and wrapping up October 10th. Thank you to all volunteers behind the scenes, our returning sponsors, and everyone who participated this year. We really couldn’t do this without you.

2019

Despite the chill in the area, the 10th annual Miles for Myeloma-Fox Valley walk/run was a complete success. Held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 we were back at Encircle Health Medical Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. Thank you to each volunteer, sponsor and participate for making this possible!  Net proceeds exceeding $28,500. We are overwhelmed every year by the love and support we feel from our local multiple myeloma community. 

2018

With net proceeds exceeding $25,000, the 9th annual Miles for Myeloma-Fox Valley walk/run was our most successful event to date. The event took place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Encircle Health Medical Center. Thank you to each volunteer, sponsor and participant for making this possible!

2017

The 8th annual Miles for Myeloma-Fox Valley walk/run was our most successful event to date. The event took place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Encircle Health Medical Center and attracted an event record of 407 participants and net proceeds exceeded $21,000.

For the first year ever, all proceeds benefited Mission Myeloma, Inc. to propel the mission of supporting myeloma patients and their families and funding research for a cure. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).

2016

The 7th annual Miles for Myeloma-Fox Valley walk/run was a successful event—for both the community and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The event, held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Encircle Health, attracted an event record of 279 participants and raised over $18,500 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. In addition, the energy level of the participants was off the charts. Swarms of individuals, ranging from 1-85 years old, gathered at the finish line to share support and encouragement for one another.

Families, friends and co-workers united to create 10 teams in honor or memory of a loved one affected by myeloma, and a continuous slideshow featured stories, testimonials and pictures of Fox Valley myeloma patients. Additionally, Be the Match partnered with the event for the first ever, resulting in 26 individuals signing up to be part of the national bone marrow registry. The event concluded with 10+ prize drawings and one elated grand prize winner of two Wisconsin Badger football tickets, graciously donated by Wisconsin Institute of Urology, for the October 15th game in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Thank you to every participant, volunteer, and sponsor over the years who have helped make an impact!

 

The event was filled with real passion on serving the cause.

Chad, 2016 Miles for Myeloma participant

Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate the life of my father with friends and family.  I enjoy coming out each year.

2016 Miles for Myeloma participant

I could tell it meant a lot to the people who were there and had lost loved ones to myeloma.  A place to get together with family and friends and remember good times. Good place for families.

2016 Miles for Myeloma participant