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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, 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!


  1. MARIYA PIROLLI
    MARIYA PIROLLI gave a $31.91 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    16 days ago · Like
  2. Emily Mueller
    Emily Mueller gave a $31.91 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    I am sure Dylan is so proud of the work you are doing! It’s reallt amazing!
    16 days ago · Like
  3. James Hoffman
    James Hoffman gave a $52.44 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    16 days ago · Like
  4. Elizabeth  Arbia
    Elizabeth Arbia gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    18 days ago · Like
  5. Kerry  Gutierrez
    Kerry Gutierrez gave a $105.67 donation
    Celebrating Dylan and his wonderful family!!!
    19 days ago · Like
  6. Kara Jacobi
    Kara Jacobi gave a donation
    19 days ago · Like
  7. Jessica  Feenan
    Jessica Feenan gave a donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Caroline and Kevin (and the girls!)-Sending you our love. Think of you guys often!!
    19 days ago · Like
  8. Avinash Mohan
    Avinash Mohan gave a $1,580.85 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    20 days ago · Like
  9. Michael Milazzo
    Michael Milazzo gave a $105.67 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Dylan Hoffman
    20 days ago · Like
  10. Dawn Duncan Harrell
    Dawn Duncan Harrell gave a $263.73 donation
    20 days ago · Like
  11. Tara Hibbitts
    Tara Hibbitts gave a $150 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: 3185927
    20 days ago · Like
  12. Lori Storch Smith
    Lori Storch Smith gave a $156.72 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    20 days ago · Like
  13. Betsy & Steve  Pettit
    Betsy & Steve Pettit gave a $200 donation to support Meppy and Dave Cote
    Good walk for a great cause
    20 days ago · Like
  14. Courtney Doucette
    Courtney Doucette gave a $52.98 donation
    20 days ago · Like
  15. Elisabeth Foley
    Elisabeth Foley gave a $104.58 donation
    20 days ago · Like
  16. Amy Capalbo
    Amy Capalbo gave a $50 donation
    20 days ago · Like
  17. Laura Sohn
    Laura Sohn gave a $52.98 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    21 days ago · Like
  18. Joe DeRuvo
    Joe DeRuvo gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: 3185927
    In memory of a beautiful boy.
    21 days ago · Like
  19. Peggy celuch
    Peggy celuch gave a $30 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  20. Meppy Cote
    Meppy Cote gave a $50 donation to support Meppy and Dave Cote
    21 days ago · Like
  21. David and Grace Cicero
    David and Grace Cicero gave a $100 donation to support Alison Lonstein
    Dedication In Honor of: Dylan Hoffman
    In loving memory and honor of Dylan Hoffman
    21 days ago · Like
  22. Jessica Santaniello
    Jessica Santaniello gave a donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    Dedication In Memory of: 3185927
    22 days ago · Like
  23. Shana Hechler
    Shana Hechler gave a $42.01 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    Sorry we can’t be there! Have a wonderful event! The Hechler Family
    22 days ago · Like
  24. Lauren Grosso
    Lauren Grosso gave a $30 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  25. Melissa Oliver
    Melissa Oliver gave a $211.04 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  26. Jessica
    Jessica gave a $150 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  27. Noelle Osiecki
    Noelle Osiecki gave a $52.98 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  28. Adam Hoffman
    Adam Hoffman gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Dylan Hoffman
    22 days ago · Like
  29. Marcela Schwabe
    Marcela Schwabe gave a $125.44 donation
    23 days ago · Like
  30. Jessica Lazaro
    Jessica Lazaro gave a $25 donation to support Caroline Hoffman
    23 days ago · Like
Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Caroline Hoffman
Caroline Hoffman
458476
$4,584.76 of $30 (15282%)
458476
$4,584.76
Elissa Cohen
Elissa Cohen
57627
$576.27 of $200 (288%)
57627
$576.27
Meppy and Dave Cote
Meppy and Dave Cote
N/A
25000
$250
Alison Lonstein
Alison Lonstein
20567
$205.67 of $30 (685%)
20567
$205.67
Eileen Hoffman
Eileen Hoffman
12574
$125.74 of $30 (419%)
12574
$125.74
Camilla Cook
Camilla Cook
10458
$104.58 of $100 (104%)
10458
$104.58
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
Bryan Hoffman
Bryan Hoffman
5244
$52.44 of $30 (174%)
5244
$52.44
Judy Kuhn
Judy Kuhn
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Wendy Corrigan
Wendy Corrigan
3158
$31.58 of $30 (105%)
3158
$31.58
Hannah Watson
Hannah Watson
3000
$30 of $30 (100%)
3000
$30
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
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
Dana Haddox-Wright
Dana Haddox-Wright
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
0
$0
Isla Mayer
Isla Mayer
0
$0 of $30 (0%)
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
Charissa Mayer
Charissa Mayer
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
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
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