New York Walk & Public Forum

Sunday, September 16, 2018

LOCATION:  Hudson River Park, Pier 45, Greenwich Village
TIME:  1-5 p.m.
WALK AMBASSADOR:  Author/Journalist Nika Beamon

Public Forum:  Saturday, September 15, 2018

"What Every American Needs to Know about Autoimmune Disease"
TIME:  To Be Announced

Pier 45
Early Bird Registration (thru May 31):  $10
After May 31:  $25

Children 12 and under Walk free.  Use promo code:  com1v

  • A Free "Marketplace" of Information & Resources
  • Silent Auction / Raffle
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pre-Walk Warm-up Session
  • A Walk around the pier and surrounding area -- as far as you'd like to go!
  • Guest Speakers

Linking Together for a Cure

We walk to raise awareness, and to honor and support family members, friends and colleagues who are battling one or more of the more than 100 autoimmune disorders.  We walk to give hope to the 50 million affected nationwide.

Funds raised through the Autoimmune Walk will be used by AARDA to support critical research aimed at solving the underlying immune issues that link ALL autoimmune disorders. Our mission is to eradicate these serious and life-threatening diseases while providing help and hope through patient education and support services.

Visit to learn more.

QUESTIONS?  Contact the Walk Coordinator at or call (855) 239-2557.



Every Registered Walk who raises $25 or more will earn an Autoimmune Walk T-shirt! T-shirts will be distributed on the day of the Walk. 


Every Registered Walker who raises $500 or more will receive a Walk Sweatshirt on the day of the Walk.

Help us reach our goal of: $25,000

10 percent raised

$485 raised so far
in New York Walk & Public Forum
$24,515 to go!


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For the 2nd year, Danielle & Jennifer performed live at the New York Walk.  The engaging and super talented pop duo -- sisters with Hashimoto's -- generously donated their performance.


Nika Beamon was the 2017 special guest speaker.  She is "a veteran television journalist working in New York. She published her first memoir: Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House in 2014. Misdiagnosed is the tale of her 17 year quest to find the correct medical diagnosis and treatment for a rare autoimmune disorder. It also provides tips to help readers avoid the same fate.  She has begun writing a series of articles in the Huffington Post teaching others how to be their own health to care for their body and mind, as well as preparing their family and friends to be caregivers. She uses her experiences as a sick, single woman to show others how they can still live independent and full lives...Beamon was honored for her work in the field of journalism by NYABJ. Additionally, she won a Peabody award for her role in ABC News’ coverage of the 9/11 attacks."


Two trainers from BungyPump led a pre-Walk warm-up session utilizing BungyPump fitness walking poles with built-in resistance.



Nespresso had a table at the Walk and shared samples of their great coffee, espressos and lungos!    


ROCKLAND BAKERY donated fresh baked goods to the New York Autoimmune Walk! 


POLAND SPRING donated bottled water to the New York Autoimmune Walk!