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, there will be a lot of fun family activities including Wacky Inflatables Bounce Houses, the Bubble Bus, Gaga Pit, BASF Kids Slime Lab, Music by DJ Johnny G,  Sparklicious, Bookmark Buddies,  Pumpkin Painting, Facepainting by Krisztina, TumbleBus and more.  Meet our Pet Therapy Dogs and the Moment of Magic Princesses! There will also be a Fire Engine, Police Car and Ambulance from Rye Brook. And, 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

Event Sponsor

  • Caroline & Kevin Hoffman & Family
  • Acme
  • Richman Foundation
  • JDF

Our Friends

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Event to Support Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

At Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley we envision a world where all children have access to the medical care they need, and their families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care.  Thanks to our community of supporters we can offer families compassionate care by creating and running programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of sick children and their families.

When a child is battling a medical crisis, our House provides families with all the comforts of home and eases some of the burdens they face every day. Together, we continue to enable access to medical care for seriously ill children, allowing a family-centered care approach to treatment and giving families what they need most during this critical time -– each other. 

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Caroline Hoffman
Caroline Hoffman
458476
$4,584.76 of $30 (15282%)
458476
$4,584.76
Kathie Iaconetti
Kathie Iaconetti
60585
$605.85 of $1,000 (60%)
60585
$605.85
Elissa Cohen
Elissa Cohen
57627
$576.27 of $200 (288%)
57627
$576.27
John Florio
John Florio
N/A
54556
$545.56
Danielle Sundstrom
Danielle Sundstrom
36096
$360.96 of $100 (360%)
36096
$360.96
Meppy and Dave Cote
Meppy and Dave Cote
N/A
25000
$250
Anthony Florio
Anthony Florio
20886
$208.86 of $30 (696%)
20886
$208.86
Alison Lonstein
Alison Lonstein
20567
$205.67 of $30 (685%)
20567
$205.67
Christina Riley
Christina Riley
19176
$191.76 of $100 (191%)
19176
$191.76
Donna Little
Donna Little
18489
$184.89 of $30 (616%)
18489
$184.89
Liam James Flanagan
Liam James Flanagan
14629
$146.29 of $440 (33%)
14629
$146.29
Anthony S. Florio
Anthony S. Florio
N/A
13158
$131.58
Eileen Hoffman
Eileen Hoffman
12574
$125.74 of $30 (419%)
12574
$125.74
Marie Ciccimarra
Marie Ciccimarra
11000
$110 of $100 (110%)
11000
$110
Camilla Cook
Camilla Cook
10458
$104.58 of $100 (104%)
10458
$104.58
Joseph P Mastrogiovanni
Joseph P Mastrogiovanni
7971
$79.71 of $30 (265%)
7971
$79.71
Emilu Hamlin
Emilu Hamlin
6287
$62.87 of $30 (209%)
6287
$62.87
Kate Baldwin
Kate Baldwin
6287
$62.87 of $50 (125%)
6287
$62.87
Joni Sims
Joni Sims
5828
$58.28 of $30 (194%)
5828
$58.28
Margaret O’Mara
Margaret O’Mara
5244
$52.44 of $30 (174%)
5244
$52.44
Bryan Hoffman
Bryan Hoffman
5244
$52.44 of $30 (174%)
5244
$52.44
Susan Moon
Susan Moon
N/A
5244
$52.44
Russell Ryer
Russell Ryer
N/A
5000
$50
Michelle Durkos
Michelle Durkos
4201
$42.01 of $30 (140%)
4201
$42.01
Wendy Corrigan
Wendy Corrigan
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Grace DiNatale
Grace DiNatale
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Gabrielle Flanagan
Gabrielle Flanagan
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Judy Kuhn
Judy Kuhn
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Jonathon Flanagan
Jonathon Flanagan
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Carol Florio
Carol Florio
N/A
3000
$30
Jaimie Florio
Jaimie Florio
3000
$30 of $30 (100%)
3000
$30
Hannah Watson
Hannah Watson
3000
$30 of $30 (100%)
3000
$30
Bob Merritt
Bob Merritt
3000
$30 of $30 (100%)
3000
$30
Laura Ruddy
Laura Ruddy
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Tara Hibbitts
Tara Hibbitts
N/A
0
$0
Jeri Savage
Jeri Savage
N/A
0
$0
Debby Hoffman
Debby Hoffman
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Isla Mayer
Isla Mayer
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Dana Haddox-Wright
Dana Haddox-Wright
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
MARGARET OMARA
MARGARET OMARA
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Gail Solow
Gail Solow
N/A
0
$0
Peggy and Chris Celuch
Peggy and Chris Celuch
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Juliana Mayer
Juliana Mayer
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Rebecca Perlman
Rebecca Perlman
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Gillian Merritt
Gillian Merritt
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Jackie Barberi
Jackie Barberi
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Gary Moon
Gary Moon
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Cara Corrigan
Cara Corrigan
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Sean Corrigan
Sean Corrigan
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Brian Corrigan
Brian Corrigan
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Charissa Mayer
Charissa Mayer
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Herman Kuhn
Herman Kuhn
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Benjamin Carlson
Benjamin Carlson
N/A
0
$0
Herman Kuhn
Herman Kuhn
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Herman Kuhn
Herman Kuhn
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Claire Hoffman
Claire Hoffman
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Katelyn Hoffman
Katelyn Hoffman
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Emma Hoffman
Emma Hoffman
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Dorothy Hooper
Dorothy Hooper
0
$0 of $20 (0%)
0
$0
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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...

$21,711.6 raised (2171%)
30
Participants

Team Connor

$2,223.93 raised (185%)
16
Participants

Duke's Goofballs

You know that Duke and I visit Ronald McDonald House a couple of times a month and bring cheer (and goofiness) to the families staying at RMH. We have seen firsthand what an impact RMH has on the families of sick babies and children. We are walking on 9/29 in the Dylan J. Hoffman Memor...

$1,271.79 raised (127%)
1
Participant

Team Carino

We are walking to support the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. Hope you will join us!

$672.01
raised
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.

$521.76 raised (104%)
1
Participant

Team New York Life

New York Life Volunteers For Good go to the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley each month to make a home cooked meal for the families staying there.

$493.11 raised (98%)
2
Participants

Team Liam James

$241.03 raised (48%)
4
Participants

Kalel Faith

Team Kalel Faith are two children in my family I’ve lost. Kalel lost the battle with cancer at 9 months old and Faith she was born at 21 weeks too soon to survive. These beautiful souls are a reminder that we should do everything and anything to keep them in out hearts and to help othe...

$105 raised (52%)
0
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

Team Lomsky

$94.74
raised
0
Participants

JoMiKa

Just supporting our community

$58.28 raised (194%)
1
Participant

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 ...

$31.58
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. MARIYA PIROLLI
    MARIYA PIROLLI gave a $31.91 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    about 2 years ago · Like
  2. Emily Mueller
    Emily Mueller gave a $31.91 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    I am sure Dylan is so proud of the work you are doing! It’s reallt amazing!
    about 2 years ago · Like
  3. James Hoffman
    James Hoffman gave a $52.44 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    about 2 years ago · Like
  4. Beth Arbia
    Beth Arbia gave a $104.58 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    about 2 years ago · Like
  5. Kerry & Lain Gutierrez
    Kerry & Lain Gutierrez gave a $105.67 donation to support Team D-Man
    Celebrating Dylan and his wonderful family!!!
    about 2 years ago · Like
  6. Kara Jacobi
    Kara Jacobi gave a donation to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  7. Jessica Feenan
    Jessica Feenan gave a donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Caroline and Kevin (and the girls!)-Sending you our love. Think of you guys often!!
    about 2 years ago · Like
  8. Mercedes Vazquez
    Mercedes Vazquez gave a $30 donation to support Team Connor
    about 2 years ago · Like
  9. Avinash Mohan
    Avinash Mohan gave a $1,580.85 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  10. Michael Milazzo
    Michael Milazzo gave a $105.67 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Honor of: Dylan Hoffman
    about 2 years ago · Like
  11. Anna Zumsteg
    Anna Zumsteg gave a $31.58 donation
    about 2 years ago · Like
  12. Dawn and John Harrell
    Dawn and John Harrell gave a $263.73 donation to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  13. Tara Hibbitts
    Tara Hibbitts gave a $150 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: 3185927
    about 2 years ago · Like
  14. Grace DiNatale
    Grace DiNatale gave a $31.58 donation to support Grace DiNatale to support Team Liam James
    Dedication In Honor of: Liam Flanagan
    about 2 years ago · Like
  15. Gabrielle Flanagan
    Gabrielle Flanagan gave a $31.58 donation to support Gabrielle Flanagan to support Team Liam James
    Dedication In Honor of: Liam Flanagan
    about 2 years ago · Like
  16. Lori Storch Smith
    Lori Storch Smith gave a $156.72 donation to support Caroline Hoffman to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  17. Jonathon Flanagan
    Jonathon Flanagan gave a $31.58 donation to support Jonathon Flanagan to support Team Liam James
    Dedication In Honor of: Liam Flanagan
    about 2 years ago · Like
  18. Betsy & Steve Pettit
    Betsy & Steve Pettit gave a $200 donation to support Meppy and Dave Cote to support Team D-Man
    Good walk for a great cause
    about 2 years ago · Like
  19. Lenore Herbst
    Lenore Herbst gave a $31.58 donation
    about 2 years ago · Like
  20. Victor Rodriguez
    Victor Rodriguez gave a $31.58 donation to support Team Connor
    about 2 years ago · Like
  21. Courtney Doucette
    Courtney Doucette gave a $52.98 donation to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  22. Liam Flanagan
    Liam Flanagan gave a $146.29 donation to support Liam James Flanagan to support Team Liam James
    about 2 years ago · Like
  23. Paul Giambrone
    Paul Giambrone gave a $100 donation to support Danielle Sundstrom to support Team New York Life
    Thank you Danielle for all the good that you do’
    about 2 years ago · Like
  24. Mary Elisabeth Kelley
    Mary Elisabeth Kelley gave a $104.58 donation to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  25. Amy Capalbo
    Amy Capalbo gave a $50 donation to support Team D-Man
    about 2 years ago · Like
  26. An anonymous donation of $31.58 has been made
    about 2 years ago · Like
  27. Joanne Stroud
    Joanne Stroud gave a $30 donation to support Christina Riley to support The Riley's
    Dedication In Honor of: Caleb
    about 2 years ago · Like
  28. Laura Sohn
    Laura Sohn gave a $52.98 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    about 2 years ago · Like
  29. Joe and Maryann DeRuvo
    Joe and Maryann DeRuvo gave a $50 donation to support Team D-Man
    Dedication In Memory of: 3185927
    In memory of a beautiful boy.
    about 2 years ago · Like
  30. Tibi Guzman
    Tibi Guzman gave a $100 donation to support Kathie Iaconetti to support Duke's Goofballs
    Go Kathie and Duke!
    about 2 years ago · Like