Proceeds from the annual Ali's Run event help defray the cost of registering new donors to the national bone marrow registry. 2005 Photo by JW Donahue
Mark your calendars! The Fourth Annual Ali's Run, a 5K run/walk, will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. The race benefits William & Mary's Alan Bukzin Memorial Bone Marrow Drive and will begin and end in Bicentennial Park on Newport Avenue in Williamsburg (one block from the Law School). The Law School's Bone Marrow Drive Committee first sponsored this event in 2005 in honor of Ali Kaplan, daughter of Associate Dean Rob Kaplan. Ali died in 1997 when she was 12 from aplastic anemia.
You can pre-register in person in the Law School's entrance hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week of March 10. You also can pre-register by mail. It is $15 to pre-register; registration is $20 the day of the race starting at 9 a.m. at the Law School. (Register early to make sure you get a t-shirt!) Refreshments will be available after the race/walk and participants are eligible for performance awards and prizes. All ages welcome.
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The campus-wide bone marrow drive, now in its seventeenth year, is the largest College bone marrow drive in the nation.