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
- 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
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
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
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)
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
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
Day 9 Start: Copper Mountain RV Park, Tacna
Feb 1 Finish: Mohawk I-8 West bound Rest Area, Roll, AZ 85347
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
Day 11 Start: 1737 Ave 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
Feb 3 Finish: 2 miles past Spot Rd, Dateland, AZ 85333
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
Day 14 Start: Mile marker 94
Feb 6 Finish: Mile Marker 106 Approx
Day 15 Start: I-8, Dateland, AZ 85333
Feb 7 Finish: Love’s Travel Stop, 820 W Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ 85337
Day 16 Spread the word day/Rest Gila Bend (Bone Marrow Drive?)
Day 17 Start: Shell Gas Station, Butterfield Trail
Feb 9 Finish: 12 miles into desert on I-8
Day 18 Start: 12 miles into the desert on I-8
Feb 10 Finish: Freeman road exit I-8
Day 19 Start: Freeman road exit I-8
Feb 11 Finish: Saguaro One RV Park, I-8
Day 20 Start: Saguaro One RV Park, I-8
Feb 12 Finish: between mile marker 158 and 159
Day 21 Start: I10 & I8 interchange heading west
Start again: between mile marker 158 and 159
Feb 13 Finish Montgomery Road
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.
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
Day 24 Start: Eloy Fire District, Station 521
Feb 16 Finish: 13 miles on Camino Adelante Along I-10.
Day 25 Start: 13 miles on Camino Adelante
Feb 17. Finish: East Missile Base Road and N. Casa Grande Hwy
Day 26 Start: East Missle Base Road and N. Casa Grande Hwy
Feb 18 Finish: N. Casa Grande HWY and W. Avra Valley Rd.
Day 27 Start: N. Casa Grande HWY and W Avra Valley Road
Feb 19 Finish: Circle K, N. Romero Rd, Tucson
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
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
Day 31 Start: I-10 Frontage Road and Ina Rd.
Feb 23 Finish: W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ 85658
Day 32 Start: W. Barnett Rd, Marama, AZ 85658
Feb 24 Finish: I-10 Frontage Road Camino Adelante at Red Rock exit
Day 33: Start: I-10 Frontage Road Camino Adelante at Red Rock exit
Feb 25 Finish Camino Adelante, Ricacho, AZ
Day 34 Start: Camino Adelante, Picacho, AZ
Feb 26 Finish: W. Frontier Street and Toltec Rd, Eloy, AZ
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.
Feb 27 Finish: 777 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, Holiday Inn Casa Grande, AZ 85122
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
Day 37 Start: Sacaton Rest Area I-10 Casa Grande
Feb 29 Finish: Hwy 587 and Gila Butte Circle, Chandler, AZ
Day 38 Start: Hwy 587 and Gila Butte Circle, Chandler, AZ
Mar 1 Finish: Chancler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Rd.
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
Day 40 Start: University of Arizona, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
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
Day 42 Start: ASU Tempe Campus, 1151 S. Forest Ave, Tempe
Mar 5 Finish: Scottsdale C.C., 9000 Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
Day 43 Scottsdale C.C., 9000 Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 6 Finish: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
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
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
- 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.