2019 Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk and Family Fun Day

2019 Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk and Family Fun Day

About This Event

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10 AM - 2 PM

**** NEW LOCATION****  CRAWFORD PARK in RYE BROOK, NY

Join us at the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Walk & Family Fun Day to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley.  Help us make a difference in the lives of families with critically ill children from the Hudson Valley & beyond.  The event will be held Rain or Shine. 

Registration and Warm-Up: 10 AM
Walk: 10:30 AM
Family Fun: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Participants will stroll along the path around the beautiful 35-acre Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.  After the walk, enjoy fun family activities including Wacky Inflatables Bounce Houses, the Bubble Bus, BASF Kids Slime Lab, Music by DJ Johnny G,  Bookmark Buddies,  and more.  Meet our Pet Therapy Dogs! Stay for the BBQ by the Yonkers Fire Department! 

Through individual, corporate and foundation support, your group can help us continue to impact many more lives. Create a team! Please review the sponsorship opportunities for this year's Walk and select a level which allows your group to help and participate. 

MEET OUR GRAND MARSHAL  - CONNOR FLORIO  (1 year old from Danbury, CT)

Connor Florio defied all odds and proved miracles exist when he was born weighing only 10.9 ounces (310 grams) and measuring only 9 inches long on July 13, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center. Connor was born prematurely at only 26 weeks gestation, and he is one of the smallest baby boys to ever survive in the United States. After surprising all of the doctors and nurses in the delivery room with his strength and feistiness, he remained in the NICU at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for five months. There, he received respiratory support, medical interventions to keep him stable, nutrition to fuel his growth, and exceptional care from doctors and nurses. While Connor fought for his life in the NICU, his parents found a home at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. As residents of Connecticut, Connor's parents would have had to drive an hour each way to visit their son in the NICU. As fragile as Connor was, the thought of being so far away from him at any given moment was terrifying. Luckily, a few days after Connor was born, a spot opened up at the Ronald McDonald House, and Connor's parents could stay within minutes of him. Aside from providing shelter nearby to the hospital, the Ronald McDonald House provided so much more to the Florio family. Warm meals were offered every night, and on days when there just wasn't enough time to eat, snacks were available to take on the go. Other services to alleviate stress and bring joy during difficult times, such as visits with therapy dogs, were also provided. More than that, the atmosphere was so welcoming and homey, that at the end of a long day sitting by an isolette in the NICU, it was a sanctuary where Connor's parents could take a few moments to relax, recharge, and connect with other families. Connor's parents are forever indebted to the wonderful staff, donors and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House. Today, Connor is just as feisty as he was when he was born. He has an infectious smile, and he brings joy with him wherever he goes. He's still tiny for his age, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in personality and fortitude. 

ABOUT DYLAN J. HOFFMAN:
Dylan lived a short life, but his memory and spirit are alive and well. This event, hosted by the House in conjunction with the Hoffman Family, allows us to celebrate his life and the thousands of families who have stayed with us since our inception. 

Crawford Park
122 N. Ridge Street
Rye Brook, New York 10573

Thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing this special day with you!


Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Crawford Park
  • 122 North Ridge Street
  • Rye Brook, NY 10573
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 29, 2019 10:00 am to
  • Sep 29, 2019 02:00 pm

Event Sponsor

  • Caroline & Kevin Hoffman & Family
  • Acme

Our Friends

Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley

Event to Support Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley

Keeping families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need.

Fundraising Teams

Team D-Man

Dylan Joseph Hoffman was born on July 7, 2011. At 4 weeks old we discovered that he had a coarctation of the aorta which lead to a massive stroke. The stroke was caught early enough to have drains put in to relieve the pressure on his brain. At 6 weeks old he had been through more than...

$2,193.05 raised (219%)
2
Participants

Team Connor

$210 raised (42%)
2
Participants

The Local Moms Network

CALLING ALL MOMS!! Please join our team and help make it easier for the many moms and dads who need our support while caring for their sick children.

$105 raised (21%)
1
Participant

The Riley's

Participate or donate to support the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley and kelp us continue to provide families access to quality healthcare for their child.

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Team Liam James

$0 raised (0%)
3
Participants

Team Brick

TEAM BRICK was created because leashed dogs are also welcome to join us! Please consider helping to make a difference for families - even just $15 will truly make a real impact because that is the cost of sponsoring a family to stay at the House for just one night. I would love to have ...

$0
raised
0
Participants

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley gives families with critically ill and traumatically injured children the gift of togetherness and keeps them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and we provide meals, laundry and respite services for our families. Located on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, the House is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in 2011, more than 1,800 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley.


  1. Randy Bowling
    Randy Bowling gave a $521.70 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Randy and Paige Bowling
    D MAN
    about 21 hours ago · Like
  2. Nicole Gross
    Nicole Gross gave a $62.87 donation to support Team D-Man
    1 day ago · Like
  3. Bryan Cox
    Bryan Cox gave a $104.58 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    2 days ago · Like
  4. Fairfield County Moms Blog, LLC
    Fairfield County Moms Blog, LLC gave a $100 donation
    2 days ago · Like
  5. Meghan and Marc Russo
    Meghan and Marc Russo gave a $104.58 donation to support Team D-Man
    2 days ago · Like
  6. Debbie  O'Malley
    Debbie O'Malley gave a $105.67 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    3 days ago · Like
  7. Kaylie Vo
    Kaylie Vo gave a $31.91 donation
    5 days ago · Like
  8. William  Raftery
    William Raftery gave a $50 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    From The Raftery Family - Betsy, Bill, Sean and Jason
    5 days ago · Like
  9. Ellen Blank
    Ellen Blank gave a $31.91 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    May the Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk and Family Fun Day be a success. Love to the Hoffman family.
    5 days ago · Like
  10. Sandy Samberg
    Sandy Samberg gave a $500 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    What an incredible way to honor Dylan's legacy while helping others. Happy to support your efforts and a great organization. Best of luck with the event!
    6 days ago · Like
  11. David Epstein
    David Epstein gave a $100 donation
    7 days ago · Like
  12. Hunter Arton
    Hunter Arton gave a $104.58 donation
    7 days ago · Like
  13. Gail Solow
    Gail Solow

    Please consider joining The Local Moms Network at the Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 29 beginning at 10am to raise funds for The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. If you can't be there, please donate!

    8 days ago · Like
  14. Gerard and Linda Rescigno
    Gerard and Linda Rescigno gave a $52.98 donation to support Donna Little to support Team Connor
    8 days ago · Like
  15. Carl & Linda  Sartori
    Carl & Linda Sartori gave a $52.44 donation to support John Florio to support Team Connor
    15 days ago · Like
  16. Jason, Michele, Shelby Reynolds
    Jason, Michele, Shelby Reynolds gave a $104.58 donation to support John Florio to support Team Connor
    15 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  17. Jennifer Thompson
    Jennifer Thompson gave a $52.44 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Thank you for all that you do!!
    16 days ago · Like
  18. Camilla Cook
    Camilla Cook gave a $104.58 donation to support Camilla Cook to support Team D-Man
    17 days ago · Like
  19. Natasha Yeo
    Natasha Yeo gave a donation to support Team D-Man
    18 days ago · Like
  20. Kellie De Lacy
    Kellie De Lacy gave a donation to support Team D-Man
    18 days ago · Like
  21. Maryellen
    Maryellen gave a $94.15 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    19 days ago · Like
  22. Breezemont Day Camp
    Breezemont Day Camp gave a $104.58 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  23. Patricia Crisafulli
    Patricia Crisafulli gave a $52.98 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    God bless Dylan and the Hoffman Family!
    21 days ago · Like
  24. Dr. Paul Chu Rye Peditatric Dentistry
    Dr. Paul Chu Rye Peditatric Dentistry gave a $261 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    What a tribute to Dylan! An honor to be asked. -Dr. Chu
    21 days ago · Like
  25. Caroline Hoffman
    Caroline Hoffman gave a $105.67 donation to support Team D-Man
    about 1 month ago · Like