What is the “Northwell Health Walk: Hometown Edition”?
On May 23rd, instead of walking in groups of hundreds or more, we’ll be walking with our families, close friends and neighbors. Instead of congregating in a few locations, we’ll be taking to the streets in our neighborhoods across New York and beyond – wherever you are. It’s the same healthy activity as always. The same opportunity to support your local health centers. But this time, it’s right in your hometown.
Will there be a physical walk this year?
Due to the local and state public health guidelines, we can’t all gather together and walk at Jones Beach, Staten Island, or Riverhead this year like we usually do. But you can still walk in your hometown to help fund local health centers and provide quality care to those who need it most.
Will anything be happening on Walk Day?
The week leading up to Walk Day, you’ll be able to visit a dedicated event website with inspiring content, activities, and a chance to connect with fellow walkers. Then, on Walk Day, we’ll all join together to watch an inspiring opening ceremony. After that, we encourage you to go out in your community and walk.
Can I start a team with two people?
Yes, virtual walk teams can be any size. Whether it’s just you and a neighbor or you and 100 of your closest friends, we appreciate you stepping up for your community and joining us to support health care for families.
I registered as an individual but would like to form a team. How do I do that?
Easy! Simply log-in to your Participant Dashboard and under “Event Information” on the left hand side of the page you’ll see the option to change your Team Membership. Simply choose to start a team or join one.
When you fundraise for the Northwell Health Walk: Hometown Edition, you decide where your funds go. You can choose from seven hospitals and programs during registration. Each one is a proud part of Northwell Health, and all provide crucial care in communities across New York.
Wherever you decide to send your funds, you’ll be joining Northwell Health and thousands of your fellow walkers in our collective commitment to keep our communities healthy.
To learn more about where your funds go, click here.
Are donations tax deductible?
Your generous gift is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Northwell Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Who should checks be made payable to?
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center and Katz Institute for Women’s Health, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to the Northwell Health Foundation and mail to: Northwell Health Foundation, 2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Mather Hospital, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to Mather Hospital and mail to: Mather Hospital, 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Northern Westchester Hospital, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation and mail to: Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10456, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Peconic Bay Medical Center, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to the PBMC Foundation and mail to: Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation, 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Phelps Hospital, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to Phelps Hospital and mail to: Phelps Hospital , 1 Phelps Lane, Suite 108, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Staten Island University Hospital, please ask your supporters to make checks payable to SIUH Foundation and mail to: Staten Island University Hospital Foundation, Office of Development, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, Attn: 2021 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.
Are there any fees in addition to the initial self-donation amount? No, there are no additional fees. A self-donation of $20 per walker is required upon registration and is applied to your fundraising total.
How will a donation to the Northwell Health Walk appear on a credit card statement?
All online donations will appear on a credit card statement as “Northwell Health Foundation”.
What if people want to give me cash?
It is safest and best for record keeping that your sponsors make all of their donations through our secure website using a credit card. If this is not possible, it is best for you to convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If you are unable to convert the cash, then please call your local Walk contact to arrange a time to drop the payment off at a Foundation Office.
I handed in my form with cash donations. Why aren’t all of my donors listed on the website scroll?
We are not able to list individual cash donations less than $50 on the website scroll. Only team names will appear on the scroll with the total amount raised. If you did not include your team name on your form, please call (516) 321-6333.
Only individual donations made online can be listed on the website scroll. If you would like a tax receipt for gifts of $10 or more, please send your name, address, email and gift amount to your local Walk Foundation.
Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk? Where do I send the checks?
Absolutely, and you are encouraged to do so! The website will remain fully functional after the Walk, and donations may be made online at any time. All donations must be received on or before Friday, June 4, 2021. You may also continue to mail donations to:
Can I enter donations received via check to my web page?
Unfortunately, there isn’t an option for you to enter checks. However, once they are received at a Foundation office, we will process and add them to your web page.
If someone makes a donation to my personal page, will it be reflected on my team’s page?
Yes, any donation made to an individual who is a member of a team will count toward both the individual’s and team’s fundraising goal.
Can I change my personal and/or team fundraising goal once I have set it?
Yes, you may log into your personal and/or team fundraising pages at any time and increase or decrease your goal as necessary.
What happens if I am unable to reach the fundraising goal I have set for myself and/or my team?
While we encourage you to do everything you can to reach your goal, you will not be penalized if you do not reach the goal you set
What is a matching gift, and how do I find out if my company has this program?
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to the Northwell Health Walk may be doubled or more!
Where do I send my matching gift form?
I submitted a form for matching gifts but don’t see the donation on my page. Where can I find it?
The Northwell Health Foundation cannot post a matching gift until your company approves it. Unfortunately, companies match gifts on their own timetables. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact Debbie Osmond at (516) 321-6312 or email@example.com, and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.
Is a corporate sponsorship tax deductible?
Funds given in exchange for sponsorship deliverables can be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your company’s accounting and tax experts to get an accurate accounting of what can be declared charitable and what is a business expense.
Can sponsorship money be credited to a personal or corporate team?
No. Sponsorships are accounted for separately from participant donations. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Lori Peterson at (516) 321-6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know a local service that would be a good fit for a Northwell Health Walk sponsorship. How can I get them involved?
For details, please contact Lori Peterson at (516) 321-6332 or email@example.com.
Are there any fundraising rewards?
Yes, click here to learn about our reward levels.
How long do I have to reach my reward levels?
You have until Friday, June 4, 2021 to reach your individual fundraising reward levels.
Will any funds raised go towards the battle against COVID-19?
All of the money raised will go to your designated Northwell medical or service center. Although the funds do not directly go to a COVID-19 fund, you’ll be donating to help fund local health centers and provide quality care to those who need it most. It’s about healthy people. It’s about healthy communities. It’s about your community.
How do I track my miles and activities before or on Walk Day?
Miles and activities can be recorded through your Northwell Health Walk Participant Center or on your own activity tracker.
Is there a specific mileage we need to run or walk on Walk Day?
After our opening ceremony on Walk Day, we are encouraging participants to take a 5k (3.1 miles) walk in their community.
For general Northwell Health Walk questions contact:
516-321-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cohen Children’s Medical Center & the Katz Institute for Women’s Health
Northern Westchester Hospital
Peconic Bay Medical Center
Staten Island University Medical Center
Jamie Lynn Homan