Over 15,000 individuals and families participated in a WALK to End Hydrocephalus this year, raising over $2 million to support HA’s mission!
WALKs to End Hydrocephalus were held in 44 locations across the country.
The WALKs are an opportunity to meet others impacted by hydrocephalus and to raise critical funds for the Hydrocephalus Association’s education, support, and research efforts. All 44 HA WALKs are 100 percent volunteer-led by dedicated members of the hydrocephalus community.
“We, for the first time in our history, have exceeded $2 million in our WALK program. We could not do this without the wonderful members of the hydrocephalus community and the passionate volunteers who helped make each walk successful,” said Diana Gray, HA President and CEO.
|TOP 5 WALK SITES (based on amount raised)|
|Orange County WALK to End Hydrocephalus: $148,341|
|Los Angeles WALK to End Hydrocephalus: $124,585|
|National Capital WALK to End Hydrocephalus: $120,166|
|Seattle WALK to End Hydrocephalus: $114,065|
|Long Island WALK to End Hydrocephalus: $101,457|
WALK participants are encouraged to form a team and to raise funds for their teams. This year, there were 1,290 teams. Each varied in size — from two to over 100 people.
TOP 10 WALK TEAMS (based on amount raised)
|Team Alex (South Florida WALK)||$44,120|
|Surf 4 Shea (Orange County WALK)||$39,105|
|Team Rain (Los Angeles WALK)||$34,161|
|UCSF Hydro Warriors (San Francisco WALK)||$24,075|
|Team Spenser (South Florida WALK)||$21,429|
|Charlie’s Angels (Los Angeles WALK)||$20,735|
|Team Jacob (National Capital WALK)||$20,711|
|Hydro Cure (NYC WALK)||$20,324|
|Tyler’s Warriors (Long Island WALK)||$19,825|
|Dr Muhonen and his CHOCalongs (Orange County WALK)||$19,345|