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Run or Walk with Us: Join the HealthTree 5K/1M for Blood Cancer Research!
Posted: May 10, 2024
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Blood cancers touch millions worldwide. But thanks to groundbreaking research, the future for patients is getting brighter. Here at HealthTree, we're committed to accelerating these advancements, and you can be part of the solution!

Join us for our 8th Annual HealthTree 5K/1M on June 8th, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio! Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual walker, or cheering from the sidelines, there's a way for you to participate.

This year, we're especially honored to grant the HealthTree Luminary Award for Myeloma Research to the incredible Kaufmann-Fink family. Their dedication to finding a cure for myeloma is genuinely inspiring. 

The Kaufmann-Fink family founded the Columbus 5K in 2008 after their daughter Sarah was diagnosed with myeloma at the young age of 22. Determined to fund research, the family founded the MMORE charitable organization (2008-2016), after which Sarah created the Defeat Myeloma race, which continues today. Together, MMORE and Defeat Myeloma have donated over $5M for myeloma research.

Your participation in the HealthTree 5K/1M directly supports researchers like Sarah's family champions. We can turn hope into reality for countless patients and their loved ones.

Join the movement! Register today and help us accelerate a cure for all blood cancer patients!


Following the race, stay for a special workshop to learn how to contribute to research by sharing your data. The HealthTree Cure Hub is a powerful, free tool that helps you manage your disease and contribute to cures.

There is no cost to attend. Registration, parking, and a light dinner are free. This meeting is open to patients with multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, and MPNs. Join Us! Become a Cure Contributor by registering today!


The author Marta Llobet Canela

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Marta Llobet Canela

Marta deeply believes that understanding how your body works is still a privilege today and that knowledge empowers. Leveraging her 9 years of experience in blood cancer, she translates complex medical jargon into easy-to-understand language, helping HealthTree’s mission to support patients staying informed about their disease and confidently participating in meaningful research. Outside of science, she enjoys trying new restaurants and hiking with her dog, Lia.