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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 most people will have been in a lifetime, having successful heart surgery and brain surgery within days of each other. A coarctation of the aorta means there is a narrowing of the aorta, so more blood was going to the top of his body than the lower part due to where it was. The stroke has caused quite a bit of damage leading to a very long and hard road for Dylan and our family. He had endocrine issues, low tone, cortical visual impairment, and seizures. He amazed us everyday with things we were not quite sure he'd be able to do and how hard he worked to do them. Unfortunately, on September 12, 2014 Dylan got too tired to work anymore and left us peacefully. During Dylan's initial stay we were so lucky to have gotten a room at the Ronald McDonald House so that we were close by and Kevin's parents were able to stay there too. Having a comfortable bed, place to cook, and take a hot shower was such a relief. The best part was we were just across the parking lot from Dylan if we needed a break. The house is invaluable to families going through health issues with their children. The house runs on donations as McDonald's does not fund it. Please help us raise money so that the house can operate and help other families in need of it. We’d love for you to come walk with us for the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley in Rye Brook, NY on Sunday September 29th.

Team D-Man

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
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,  Facepainting by Krisztina 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!


  1. Domenica Meehan
    Domenica Meehan gave a $105.67 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    2 days ago · Like
  2. Val Gustafson
    Val Gustafson gave a $52.44 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    2 days ago · Like
  3. Dana Haddox-Wright
    Dana Haddox-Wright gave a $105.67 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    2 days ago · Like
  4. Nancy Meany
    Nancy Meany gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    My love to the whole family and wishing you a very successful walk! Nancy
    7 days ago · Like
  5. Randy Bowling
    Randy Bowling gave a $521.70 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Randy and Paige Bowling
    D MAN
    9 days ago · Like
  6. Nicole Gross
    Nicole Gross gave a $62.87 donation
    10 days ago · Like
  7. Bryan Cox
    Bryan Cox gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    10 days ago · Like
  8. Meghan and Marc Russo
    Meghan and Marc Russo gave a $104.58 donation
    10 days ago · Like
  9. William  Raftery
    William Raftery gave a $50 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    From The Raftery Family - Betsy, Bill, Sean and Jason
    13 days ago · Like
  10. Ellen Blank
    Ellen Blank gave a $31.91 donation
    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.
    14 days ago · Like
  11. Sandy Samberg
    Sandy Samberg gave a $500 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    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!
    14 days ago · Like
  12. Jennifer Thompson
    Jennifer Thompson gave a $52.44 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Thank you for all that you do!!
    24 days ago · Like
  13. Camilla Cook
    Camilla Cook gave a $104.58 donation to support Camilla Cook
    25 days ago · Like
  14. Natasha Yeo
    Natasha Yeo gave a donation
    26 days ago · Like
  15. Kellie De Lacy
    Kellie De Lacy gave a donation
    27 days ago · Like
  16. Maryellen
    Maryellen gave a $94.15 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    27 days ago · Like
  17. Patricia Crisafulli
    Patricia Crisafulli gave a $52.98 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    God bless Dylan and the Hoffman Family!
    29 days ago · Like
  18. Dr. Paul Chu Rye Peditatric Dentistry
    Dr. Paul Chu Rye Peditatric Dentistry gave a $261 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    What a tribute to Dylan! An honor to be asked. -Dr. Chu
    29 days ago · Like
  19. Caroline Hoffman
    Caroline Hoffman gave a $105.67 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like