New York Walk & Public Forum

Sunday, September 16, 2018

*** NEW LOCATION & TIME:  Hudson River Park, Pier 45, Greenwich Village, 1-5 p.m.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (extended thru July 16):   $10
After July 16:  $25
Children 12 and under Walk free. Use promo code: com1v


Nika Beamon, author of "Misdiagnosed:  The Search for Dr. House", and a noted TV journalist

  • Information & Resources
  • Silent Auction / Raffle
  • Live Entertainment, including Danielle & Jennifer, Cory Singer, and More!
  • Pre-Walk Warm-up Session
  • A Walk around Pier 45 and surrounding area
  • Nespresso coffee station
  • 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.

Public Forum: Saturday, September 15, 2018

"What Every American Needs to Know about Autoimmune Disease"
This FREE conference is open to patients, their families, healthcare providers and the public.  A free lunch is provided to registered attendees.

Location:  Smilow Seminar Room, NYU Langone Health -- Tisch
                    550 First Avenue (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
                    New York, NY  10016
Time:  10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Confirmed Speakers:

                     Virginia T. Ladd, president & executive director, AARDA
                     "What is Autoimmunity?"

                    Rita Baron-Faust, author of "The Autoimmune Connection" and
                    adjunct professor, St. Francis College
                    "Women and Autoimmunity"

                    Robert Phillips, Ph.D., director, Center for Coping, Long Island, NY
                    "Coping with Autoimmunity"

                    Nika Beamon, TV News Writer/Producer and author of
                    "Misdiagnosed:  The Search for Dr. House"
                    "Being Your Own Best Advocate"

                   Meggan McKay, MD, MS, Professor, The Center for Autoimmune,
                   Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, The Feinstein
                   Institute for Medical Research
                   "Autoimmune Disease and the Central Nervous System"

                   Dr. Robert G. Lahita, chair of medicine, St. Joseph's Health
                   "Autoimmunity and Diagnosis"

Registration is required.  To register, click New York Public Forum.



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Help us reach our goal of: $25,000

40 percent raised

$8,539 raised so far
in New York Walk & Public Forum
$16,461 to go!


Singer-songwriter-musician Cory Singer, grand prize winner of BRAVO TV's singing competition, "The Kandi Factory," will be performing live at the Walk this year, and we are thrilled to have him!  Cory has a new EP release out and is known for his recording of "I Can Do Anything," composed by Grammy Award winning artist Kandi Burress.  Learn more about this talented young man, and take a listen at  For Cory, performing for us this year is personal  -- autoimmune disease has made a major impact on his family.  

For the 3rd year, Danielle & Jennifer will perform live at the New York Walk. The engaging and super talented pop duo -- sisters with Hashimoto's -- are in high demand, but generously donate their performances -- a major contribution to autoimmune awareness.  Please check them out at:  


Nespresso will join us on Pier 45 this year with their fabulous espresso bar!  Thanks, Nespresso!  


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.