On Sunday, August 28, 2016, HA was excited to host its inaugural New York City Hydrocephalus WALK at Hudson River Park – Pier 84. Donned with blue and white balloons, tents, banners, and music, the venue, running along the Hudson River, was a perfect platform to raise awareness to both local New Yorkers and tourists alike. (Pier 84 is next to the Intrepid, which is home to the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the first orbiter of the Space Shuttle system.)
With only six weeks to plan, our incredible NYC WALK Co-Chairs, Kirsten Peters, Allison Fox-Collis, and Rebekah Zeffiro, pulled off a spectacular event. Over 120 participants participated in the WALK and raised nearly $40,000. Dr. Rick Abbott of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, served as the honorary Medical Chair, joining our WALK Co-chairs for the opening ceremony. After the WALK, participants enjoyed refreshments, music, games, and the fellowship of others within the hydrocephalus community. Many thanks to the NYC WALK Co-Chairs along with all of the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to make it happen. We would also like to thank our Gold Sponsor, Carnegie Fabrics, for supporting our event.
The Hydrocephalus Association now hosts WALKS in all major cities in the United States. We are excited to be extending our reach to our community in order to provide opportunities to learn, share, connect, and raise awareness and funds that support HA’s mission to promote a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those affected by the condition.
Live in New York City? Visit the NYC WALK Facebook page and the Community Network group to stay connected and learn about upcoming events: