Date: Saturday May 14th, 2016
South Street Seaport
19 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Ceremony: 9:45 AM
Walk: 10:00 AM
Route Length: 3.1 miles
Arrive early! Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 8:30 am. DJ Justin Mantel will get the party started! Check out the Kid's Zone, visit our sponsor booths, and pick up lupus resources. Entertainment begins at 9 am with dance performances and aerobic warmups. At 9:45 am, Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, will lead the opening ceremony. The walk will start at 10 am.
When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now™, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in New York City to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.
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Walk volunteers may sign up here.
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Registered NYC walk participants who raise $100 or more will be automatically entered to win two round-trip travel certificates courtesy of our friends at JetBlue! Make a difference in the lives of those living with lupus. View our fundraising tips and get started today.
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Every week, we'll highlight a team from across the region.
Lillian Ortega-Watkins is the team captain of Lilly's Walkers. The team has participated almost every year in the NYC walk's 9 year history. With creative events like Lilly's Garden Party at the East Harlem Community Garden, Lilly and her entire family work to increase awareness in the local community and support the Lupus Foundation.
"Why I walk? To share my 15 year story and the countless stories that no one hears. To gather with others who share the same pain, struggle and Lupus stories that I have. Lilly's Walkers consists of 20 team members with at least 5 who have and live every day with LUPUS. We walk among the SEA OF PURPLE for ourselves and for all who struggle with the disease. When Lilly's walkers was first formed we had 1 lupus fighter/survivor (myself) and now we are up to 5. Our goal is bring awareness to the disease and to support those who struggle with it each and every day."