Event Details: New York City Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, June 9, 2019, Randall’s Island, New York City, New York



Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Location: Randall’s Island ~ 10 Central Road, Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035
Registration: 9:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 10:30 AM
Program & Activities: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Length of Event: 5K (~3.1 miles)


Set up – 6 AM (volunteers needed)
Registration Opens: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 AM,  Hosted by our Emcee and Team Captain, Daniella LoCicero
Welcome and thank you to our sponsors and NBTS board members
Welcome – Brain Tumor Survivor, Team Captain and Walk Chair – Ruth Kavanaugh
Special Guest: Gabriella Larsen and Family
Introduction of Dr. Dimitris Placatonakis, NYU Langone
Remembrance Ceremony: Bonnie Riegler, Team Captain and Committee Member
Acknowledgements: Leslie Orlovsky, Staff Partner
Survivor and Walk Kick-off: Claudia De Pinto, Team Captain and Committee Member

Survivor Photo Op  (estimated time: 10: 20 AM) – meet under the balloon arch, next to the stage
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Walk Start: 10:30 AM

Calling all Survivors!
Survivor Photo – a survivor photo will be taken at the stage at 10:20 AM, prior to our walk start. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, please make your way to the stage around 10:15 AM. Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony, after our last walker returns to the staging area.

The event takes place, rain or shine. Regardless of the weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, bug spray, and sunscreen are recommended.

Visit our Incentives and Challenges page to view details.

Directions & Parking

GPS Address
10 Central Road Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

Parking Lots A and B are now open and available for walk participants. Our staging area is located in between Icahn Stadium and the Golf Center, north of Field 10.  Following the signs to the Golf Center will help you find us. For a map of Randall’s Island visit: https://randallsisland.org/content/uploads/2016/08/Randalls-Island-Park-Alliance-RIPA-Map.pdf.

Please visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/randalls-island to get directions by public transportation, by car or foot! If arriving by car and are map challenged, follow the signs to the Golf Center.

Volunteer Information

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

All funds raised through these events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.
Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is tiered; either $25, $30 or $40, depending on when you sign up. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help jump-start your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children 17 and younger do not need to pay a fee to attend the event. However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please choose the Adult Participant & Volunteer button when registering or the just the Volunteer button, if you don’t plan on walking.  After registration is complete, you will receive an email asking you to choose a volunteer shift and role. Contact lorlovsky@braintumor.org with any questions.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to NBTS, Attn: New York City Brain Tumor Walk, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton MA 02458.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:
National Brain Tumor Society
Attn: New York City Brain Tumor Walk
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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