Footsteps For Families

Footsteps For Families

About This Campaign

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Footsteps For Families

Walk over the Hudson 

ANY WEEKEND IN MAY, 2021  

 

This year we are doing this event a little differently!  While we still cannot gather in large groups, we're not letting COVID stop us from fundraising AND Walking over the Hudson! Join us on the Walkway anytime in May and walk when it's convenient for you!  


This is a wonderful way to be outside and enjoy the amazing spring views from above the Hudson River while fundraising for a great cause!  Help us make a difference in the lives of families with critically ill children from the Hudson Valley and beyond. We can't wait to see your videos and photos!  Fun for all ages - strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! 


Stay tuned for details on winning prizes and other new initiatives this year! And see below for details about our Grand Marshal, Isabelle Malone.

 

For any questions please email Sarah at sslifko@rmhghv.org.


To learn more about the Walkway Over the Hudson or get directions visit www.walkway.org.

 


WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

 

To set up a fundraising team (and be the Team Captain), follow these steps:

·       Click "register your own team" and follow the prompts to set up a page.

·       You'll be asked to join your team as a participant and select a date to walk (at the end of registration).

·       Select a weekend in May you want to walk.

·       "Post" on your wall to let others know when you'll be walking.

·       Share your team page to encourage others to participate & fundraise, donate or sponsor! 

·       Have weekly check-ins with your team and encourage them to post on their wall when they're walking.

 

To participate in a team already set-up, follow these steps:

·       Click "participate by joining this team" and follow the prompts.

·       Select a weekend in May you want to walk over the Hudson.

·       "Post" on the team page wall when you are walking so others know and may want to join you.

·       Share your team page to encourage others to participate & fundraise, donate or sponsor! 

 

To sponsor or donate to the Footsteps for Families event, follow these steps:

·       Click "donate or sponsor"

·       Select option to either donate or choose a sponsorship level.

·       Thank you in advance for your contribution and kindly note, our Marketing Manager will be in touch to discuss the details of your sponsorship!

 

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • May 01, 2021 07:00 am to
  • May 31, 2021 02:00 pm ET

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • Walgreens

Bronze Sponsors

T-Shirt Sponsor

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Dave Schultz
Dave Schultz
1215782
$12,157.82 of $6,000 (202%)
1215782
$12,157.82
Aaron Malone
Aaron Malone
215466
$2,154.66 of $5,000 (43%)
215466
$2,154.66
Thomas Horvath
Thomas Horvath
N/A
141371
$1,413.71
Kelly Wohlgemuth
Kelly Wohlgemuth
76190
$761.9 of $2,500 (30%)
76190
$761.9
Christina Riley
Christina Riley
46753
$467.53 of $1,100 (42%)
46753
$467.53
Eileen Lundgren
Eileen Lundgren
N/A
32048
$320.48
Tytiana Britt
Tytiana Britt
11073
$110.73 of $30 (369%)
11073
$110.73
Gary Lundgren
Gary Lundgren
N/A
10458
$104.58
Karin VanNorstrand
Karin VanNorstrand
N/A
9937
$99.37
Rebecca Canning
Rebecca Canning
N/A
8637
$86.37
erin scott
erin scott
5244
$52.44 of $50 (104%)
5244
$52.44
Chanel Reed
Chanel Reed
5244
$52.44 of $30 (174%)
5244
$52.44
Danyasia Sanchez
Danyasia Sanchez
3000
$30 of $30 (100%)
3000
$30
Alexia Miller
Alexia Miller
1073
$10.73 of $30 (35%)
1073
$10.73
Abiba Na-Aata
Abiba Na-Aata
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Tracy Bordas
Tracy Bordas
0
$0 of $100 (0%)
0
$0
Nha Hyrny
Nha Hyrny
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Albert Wohlgemuth
Albert Wohlgemuth
N/A
0
$0
Kevin Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman
N/A
0
$0
Cindy Wohlgemuth
Cindy Wohlgemuth
N/A
0
$0
Matthew Potter
Matthew Potter
N/A
0
$0
Jennifer Werner
Jennifer Werner
0
$0 of $400 (0%)
0
$0
Patricia Byrne
Patricia Byrne
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Melissa Morrone
Melissa Morrone
0
$0 of $250 (0%)
0
$0
Terrence Robbins
Terrence Robbins
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Rosie Moretti
Rosie Moretti
N/A
0
$0
Brittany Moretti
Brittany Moretti
N/A
0
$0
Sarah Slifko-Camarra
Sarah Slifko-Camarra
0
$0 of $100 (0%)
0
$0
Cristian Castellanos
Cristian Castellanos
N/A
0
$0
Tracy Ortega-Zavaleta
Tracy Ortega-Zavaleta
N/A
0
$0
Gabrihanna Jones
Gabrihanna Jones
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Julia Quezada
Julia Quezada
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Shauna Lawrence
Shauna Lawrence
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Nevaeh Barrington
Nevaeh Barrington
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Melissa Stevens
Melissa Stevens
N/A
0
$0
Tricia Robbins
Tricia Robbins
0
$0 of $100 (0%)
0
$0
Isaias Bautista Bautista
Isaias Bautista Bautista
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
mary prindle
mary prindle
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Amira Ibrahim
Amira Ibrahim
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Deanna Pillius
Deanna Pillius
0
$0 of $100 (0%)
0
$0
Tracy Ortega-Zavaleta
Tracy Ortega-Zavaleta
0
$0 of $2,500 (0%)
0
$0
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Fundraising Teams

Team Jakob Superhero 4.0

Please help Team Jakob Superhero 4.0 support the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley by participating in the Footsteps for Families Event on the Walkway of the Hudson during the month of May. As many of you know the RMH of GHV provides invaluable support to the families ...

$17,555.93 raised (117%)
2
Participants

Nexxt Enterprises LLC

We are proud to help support RMHC of the Greater Hudson Valley. They have helped countless families be close to their children while they receive treatment. Being away from your children when they are sick is something we hope no parent has to do and by supporting RMH Charities we are...

$5,000 raised (250%)
2
Participants

Team Caleb

Caleb shows us every day what being positive is all about. He amazes us every minute and despite his seemingly endless struggles he is the happiest baby we have ever known. We want to support RMH-GHV because they gave his parents desperately needed support when they needed it most.

$2,975.94 raised (595%)
1
Participant

Team Isabelle

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$2,684.63 raised (53%)
2
Participants

Super K's

On March 31, 2019 I was blessed with two beautiful little girls! They arrived at just 28 weeks, but thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses (especially Doctor Golombek & Nurse Nancy) at Westchester Medical Center NICU, they are doing amazing! We will forever be grateful to the Ronald M...

$2,277.99 raised (91%)
5
Participants

The Riley's

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is a special place. Each year, hundreds of families find themselves at the doorstep of the House while their child is battling a medical crisis. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the House opening and my 11th year working for t...

$752.26 raised (68%)
2
Participants

Charlie's Angels

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$558.86 raised (11%)
0
Participants

Dutchess Boces

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$263.18 raised (105%)
4
Participants

The Poughkeepsie High School Chapter of the National Honor Society

Every step counts! We are raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn a family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs ...

$225.06 raised (9%)
15
Participants

Shirleys Girls

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$208.73 raised (41%)
1
Participant

Riley's Parade

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$157.02 raised (31%)
1
Participant

Crowns Connect

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$0 raised (0%)
0
Participants

Camstrong Camwins

In our time of need the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley turned into our new home. Their open arms of love and support saved not only our Camrons life but our family as well. We would not be where we are today without their true compassion and commitment to helping fam...

$0 raised (0%)
0
Participants

Robbins Family Team

We will walk in honor of Taylor Clarke, our niece, granddaughter and cousin.

$0 raised (0%)
2
Participants

Rosie's Team

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$0 raised (0%)
2
Participants

Sarah's Team

Every step counts! I'm raising money to support families in their time of need and help Ronald McDonald House get one step closer to never having to turn any family away. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfo...

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Meet Our Grand Marshal- Isabelle Grace Malone -

She was born October 3, 1998. As she grew, during her first few months it became apparent that she was delayed and a diagnosis of Ataxic Cerebral Palsy was given. Isabelle grew but struggled with crawling, sitting, cruising and trying to walk. She began using a walker and was eventually using a manual wheelchair to ambulate. At 8 years old she developed a seizure disorder which was managed with medication. At 11 years old she developed unknown GI issues causing her to not be able to eat and to lose a considerable amount of weight. During that that time, she was treated at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. After three months in the hospital in Valhalla she was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital for a month before recovering enough to come home.

 

Isabelle always loved school and had attended Hyde Park Elementary but was now at

the stage where she needed more support. She began attending Cardinal Hayes Day School in Millbrook, NY where she quickly became the social butterfly of the school.

 

In 2016, Isabelle developed an extremely high fever and pneumonia and was admitted

to Vassar Hospital. It became apparent that her needs required more in depth attention and she was transferred to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital once again. Isabelle suffered a hypoxic brain injury as well as encephalitis and was in the hospital for almost 5 weeks. It was during this hospital stay that we became acquainted with the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. My wife Kimberly and I were able to take turns being with Isabelle while staying at the House and getting much needed rest, mental recovery, and wonderful meals. This was our home away from home since we lived more than an hour away from the hospital. We were able to keep our sanity during this time greatly due to RMH.

 

In 2019, Isabelle needed to have her hip reconstructed at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).

The surgery went fine as well as her initial recovery for 2 weeks at BCH. However, shortly after arriving home Isabelle developed an unknown infection and was admitted to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital once again. She continued to struggle with the infection which ultimately began to affect more of her function, including her breathing. She was intubated 4 separate times before making the decision to have a tracheostomy. Isabelle has been ventilator dependent since that time in November of 2019. During this hospitalization my wife and I were able to stay at the RMH once again. The staff at the house were always so supportive and caring. The hot meals and warm bed were a welcome comfort while it felt like our world was falling down around us.

 

Isabelle is now at home with the care of a nurse during the daytime hours and her

mother and father during the evening and nights. She lives with her two younger sisters and is surrounded by friends and family that she makes smile at every turn with her warm spirit, infectious laugh and perseverance through even the most overwhelming trials.  

 

- Aaron Malone, Isabelle’s Father

  Poughkeepsie, New York



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