New York City Hemophilia Walk This Sunday in Riverside Park
The New York City Hemophilia Walk will take place this Sunday, June 3, in Manhattan’s Riverside Park. Now in its seventh year, the NYC Walk is the oldest and largest Hemophilia Walk in the country! Started by a small group of local moms in 2006, it has grown into a national event that will take place in 23 cities throughout the United States. In 2011, Walk attracted thousands of participants and raised more than $210,000. These funds allow the New York City Hemophilia Chapter and the National Hemophilia Foundation to address the needs of people affected by bleeding disorders here in the Greater New York City area and across the country. This year, our goal is $225,000!
Much more than just a fundraising event, the New York City Hemophilia Walk brings together individuals affected by bleeding disorders, their families, friends, supporters and a diverse range of other New Yorkers who want to enjoy an amazing day in the park while helping a cause. It attracts people of every age and background from parents with infants in tow to grandparents and everything in between – including more than a few four-legged friends.
There are two routes through the park to suit all levels of endurance: a shorter 1 mile route, and a 5K route for the hardier souls. The Walk features food and refreshments, entertainment, exhibits and souvenir t-shirts including special tie-dye shirts for the kids. Community members and friends organize Walk Teams who hold special events throughout the year, raise funds and then proudly don their colorful team shirts as they walk together in June! There’s friendly competition as some teams strive to raise the most funds or bring the most walkers. Most importantly, everyone shows up on Walk day to share experiences, enjoy each other’s company and just have fun!