Steps to Marrow Walk 2020

Sick baby in hospital - help save a life

Jeana Moore, CEO of the Jada Bascom Foundation, will once more be taking STEPS TO MARROW, this time by walking through the state of Arizona to promote the need of donors for the lifesaving gift of bone marrow donation and enlist as many donors as possible. She has chosen Arizona as Latinx and Native Americans are among the least-represented populations and the need for donors is critical.  She has also chosen to start her walk in Yuma, Arizona to honor her friend Patrick Healy, former President of Bikers Fighting Cancer, who offered such tremendous support for Jada when she was a critically-ill infant, and continues to work his magic today by aiding in coordinating Jeana’s walk.

If you would like to offer support for Jeana by walking with her for a portion of her journey, walk for pledges, offer meals, water, or a place Jeana may pitch her tent please fill out the form below below the proposed route.

Steps To-Marrow Walk 2020

Color meaning
  • Black – Days Jeana welcomes you to walk with her
  • Green – Days for bone marrow drives, education, and rest
  • Red – Jeana must walk alone

DUE TO SOME UNAVOIDABLE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS JEANA HAS HAD TO CHANGE PART OF HER ROUTE. UPDATED ROUTE IS BELOW.

Day 1     Start: Yuma Fire Station 1, S. 3rd Ave, Yuma, AZ

Jan 24    Finish: Cocopah Casino, 15318 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ 85350   

    10.9 Miles     

Day 2    Start: Crossroads Mission 944 S  Arizona Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364

Jan 25    Finish: La Fuente Inn and Suites, 1513 E 16th St, Yuma, AZ 85365

2.3 Miles

Day 3     Start: La Fuente Inn and Suites, 1513 E 16th St, Yuma, AZ 85365

Jan 26    Finish: Caravan Oasis RV Resort, 10500 N Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365

11 Miles

Day 4    ACTUAL: Start: Comfort Inn, 10553 S. Fortuna RD, Yuma, AZ 85367 Gift from Mary Ellen (Caravan Oasis RV Resort, 10500 N Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365) 

.6 Miles

Jan 27    Finish: Ligurta, AZ, 19702 E Hwy 80, Wellton, AZ 85356   

4 mile forced ride, actual 6.1 Miles

Day 5    Start: 19702 E Hwy 80, Wellton, AZ 85356 (Ligurta, AZ)

Jan 28    Finish:  29118 Los Angeles Ave, Wellton, AZ 85356  

11.5 Miles

Day 6 Healing day. Rest at Microtel Inn

Jan 29 Wellton (ride back to Yuma)

Day 7    Quechan Council meeting

Jan 30   Winterhaven, CA

Note: Following meeting get ride back to Tacna

Day 8     Start: 29118 Los Angeles Ave, Wellton, AZ 85356  

 Jan 31  Finish: 40140 Old US 80, Tacna, AZ 85352 (Volunteer Fire Dept)  Actual Copper Mountain RV Park, Tacna 

12.1 Miles

Day 9     Start: Copper Mountain RV Park, Tacna

Feb 1 Finish: Mohawk I-8 West bound Rest Area, Roll, AZ 85347   

 14.2 Miles

Day 10    Start: Mohawk I-8 West bound Rest Area, Roll, AZ 85347

Feb 2    Finish: 1737 Ave 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333, Dateland Travel Center    

11.6 Miles 

Day 11 Start: 1737 Ave 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333

Feb 3    Finish: 2 miles past  Spot Rd, Dateland, AZ 85333        

14.0  Miles

Day 12 Start: 14 miles from Dateland travel Center

Feb 4.  Finish: 7 miles past Sentinel exit Agua Caliente mile marker 94. 

12. 5 Miles

TOTAL MILES WALKED TO DATE: 106.8

UPDATE DAY 13, FEB 6 – DAY 30, FEB 22

Day 13. Advance to Gila Bend. Walk if possible Feb 5.  Short walk: Love’s Travel Stop, 820 W Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ 85337 to Shell Gas Station, Butterfield Trail  

4.2 Miles

Day 14  Start: Mile marker 94

Feb 6    Finish: Mile Marker 106  Approx

    12.5 Miles

Day 15    Start: I-8, Dateland, AZ 85333

Feb 7    Finish: Love’s Travel Stop, 820 W Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ 85337       

 10.9 Miles

     Total 134.4

Day 16    Spread the word day/Rest Gila Bend (Bone Marrow Drive?)

Feb 8

Day 17    Start: Shell Gas Station, Butterfield Trail

Feb 9    Finish: 12 miles    into desert on I-8                

12.5 Miles

Day 18    Start: 12 miles into the desert on I-8

Feb 10    Finish: Freeman road exit I-8                                       

13 Miles

Day 19    Start: Freeman road exit I-8

Feb 11    Finish: Saguaro One RV Park, I-8

  11.9 Miles

Day 20    Start: Saguaro One RV Park, I-8

Feb 12    Finish: between mile marker 158 and 159

  7.8 miles

Day 21    Start: I10 & I8 interchange heading west

4 miles

Start again: between mile marker 158 and 159

 Feb 13  Finish Montgomery Road

8.5 miles

Day 22    Start: Motel 6 Sunland Gin Road, Eloy Note: Walk pathway along I-8, out and back

Feb 14    Finish: Love’s Travel Stop, Sunland Gin Rd, Eloy, AZ.    Short walk and bone marrow day.

9.6 miles

Total to date 201.7 miles

Day 23    Start: Love’s Travel Stop, Sunland Gin Rd, Eloy, AZ. 

Feb 15    Finish: Eloy Fire District, Station 521

 10.8 miles

Day 24    Start: Eloy Fire District, Station 521

Feb 16    Finish:  13 miles on Camino Adelante Along I-10.                     

13 Miles

Day 25    Start: 13 miles on Camino Adelante

Feb 17. Finish: East Missile Base Road and N. Casa Grande Hwy        

11.3 miles

Day 26    Start: East Missle Base Road and N. Casa Grande Hwy      

Feb 18    Finish: N. Casa Grande HWY and W. Avra Valley Rd.                

12.5 Miles

Day 27 Start: N. Casa Grande HWY and W Avra Valley Road

Feb 19  Finish: Circle K, N. Romero Rd, Tucson

12.4 miles

Total Miles to Date: 261.7

Day 28    Laundry, reroute walk to Phoenix

Feb 20    Rest

Day 29 Spread the word day/rest, check with Banner University Medical Center

Feb 21                   

Day 30    Start: Banner University Medical Center, 1625 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ

Feb 22 To Circle K. N. Romano Rd, Tucson

Finish: 1-10 Frontage Road West side of the HWY and Ina Rd, Tucson

11.9 miles

Day 31 Start: I-10 Frontage Road and Ina Rd.

Feb 23 Finish: W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ 85658

12.5 miles

Day 32 Start: W. Barnett Rd, Marama, AZ 85658

Feb 24 Finish: I-10 Frontage Road Camino Adelante at Red Rock exit

11.8 miles

Day 33: Start: I-10 Frontage Road Camino Adelante at Red Rock exit

Feb 25 Finish Camino Adelante, Ricacho, AZ

12.1 miles

Day 34 Start: Camino Adelante, Picacho, AZ

Feb 26 Finish: W. Frontier Street and Toltec Rd, Eloy, AZ

12.3 miles

Day 35 Start: W. Frontier Street and Toltec Rd, Eloy, AZ

Stop: Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, Casa Grande, Pica Hwy and S Henness Rd.

8.9 miles

Feb 27 Finish: 777 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, Holiday Inn Casa Grande, AZ 85122

3.0 miles

Day 36 Start: 777 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, Holiday Inn Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Feb 28 Finish: Sacaton Rest Area I-10 Casa Grande

11.4 miles

Day 37 Start: Sacaton Rest Area I-10 Casa Grande

Feb 29 Finish: Hwy 587 and Gila Butte Circle, Chandler, AZ

10.9 miles

Day 38 Start: Hwy 587 and Gila Butte Circle, Chandler, AZ

Mar 1 Finish: Chancler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Rd.

11.5 miles

Day 39 Spread the Word Day/ Rest, Bone Marrow Drive, Chandler Regional Medical Center

Mar 2 Walk to University of Arizona, Chandler Campus, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

2.6 miles

Day 40 Start: University of Arizona, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

11.4 miles

Mar 3 Finish: 1450 Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, 85281, Tempe Fire Dept, Station 1

Day 41 Spread the word day/Rest, Bone Marrow Drive, Tempe Fire Station 1

Mar 4 Walk to ASU Tempe Campus

.7 miles

Day 42 Start: ASU Tempe Campus, 1151 S. Forest Ave, Tempe

Mar 5 Finish: Scottsdale C.C., 9000 Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

8 miles

Day 43 Scottsdale C.C., 9000 Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

Mar 6 Finish: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

10.4 miles

Approximate from Tucson Banner Hospital 139.4 miles

Approximate Total Miles 401.1

Day 43 Spread the word day/Rest, Bone Marrow Drive, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Mar 8

Important Reminder:

If you choose to walk with Jeana please wear a safety vest of a bright, fluorescent color and arrange for a ride to pick you up at the end of your journey. She plans to walk from approximately 9:00 am till 5 pm daily, and will post updates of changes as needed.

In the message portion please indicate how you will be supporting Jeana

  • EXAMPLES
  • I will walk with Jeana on (date) for (number of miles) and I will meet her at (location).
  • I will meet Jeana (date and location) with (food, water, etc.).
  • I will offer my home/yard for tent for a night of rest for Jeana.
  • I will recruit pledges for my walk with Jeana to donate to the Jada Bascom Foundation for each mile I walk. Should you choose to do this, there is an additional form below for your convenience.
  • I will do a Facebook fundraiser for the Jada Bascom Foundation.

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