New York Walk & Public Forum

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (thru June 30):   $10     |  After June 30:  $25
Children 12 and under Walk free. Use promo code: com1v

WALK AMBASSADOR:  Author/Journalist Nika Beamon

  • Information & Resources
  • Silent Auction / Raffle
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pre-Walk Warm-up Session
  • A Walk around Pier 45 and surrounding area
  • 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.

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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"

Location & Time:  New York University  |  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Speakers Confirmed

                     Virginia T. Ladd, president & executive director, AARDA

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

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

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

More to Come!

For Walk and Forum SPONSOR information, click here

Help us reach our goal of: $25,000

10 percent raised

$770 raised so far
in New York Walk & Public Forum
$24,230 to go!


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.



                        Hero Sponsor

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 last year and will join us again in 2018!


Nika Beamon was the 2017 special guest speaker.  This year, we are pleased to have her as our Walk Ambassador.



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!