Frequently Asked Questions

Do I still have the option to join the event in person or virtually this year?
Yes, when registering, participants can select a Walk location and Northwell hospital or program to support, and then select to join in person or participate virtually from a location of their choice on May 19. 

What will happen on Walk Day?
In-person walkers will join us at their chosen Walk location on May 19 and can look forward to supported walk routes, music and entertainment, interactive health-related booths, kids’ activities, an opening ceremony and more. 

Virtual walkers can begin their Walk however and wherever they choose! 

Where is each Walk location and how long is the route?

East End
Address: RG|NY–6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Distance:2.5 miles
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Jones Beach
Address: Jones Beach State Park–Field 1, Wantagh, NY 11793
Distance: 3.2 miles
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Port Jefferson
Address: Mather Hospital, 75 North County Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Distance:5 miles
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Staten Island
Address: The Picnic Area at Father Capodanno Blvd & Lincoln Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305
Distance: 1.8 miles
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Westchester
Address: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (Exit 16 off the Taconic State Parkway)
Distance: 2.5 miles
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In the event of bad weather will the Northwell Health Walk be canceled? 
The Northwell Health Walk is a rain or shine event. In the event of a cancellation or delay due to severe weather, participants will be notified through email and updates will be posted to social media.

Can I start a team with two people?
Yes, 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 walking with us to raise health for the communities we serve.

I registered as an individual but would like to form a team. How do I do that?
Easy! Simply login 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 click and choose to start a team or join one.

Do my kids have to register? 
Children 14 years of age and older must register as an adult. Parents or guardians must indicate during registration any children 13 years of age and younger who they plan to bring to the Walk on May 19. 

Is there a fee for registering?
Yes, a registration fee of $20 per adult walker is required upon registration and is applied to your fundraising total. There is no fee for children 13 years of age and younger.

Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach
When you participate in the Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach, you help the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center advance care for women and children in our communities.

Katz Institute for Women’s Health
The Katz Institute for Women’s Health provides services and programs to support a woman’s health journey throughout each stage of life. Essential components include our physical as well as our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Your funds will help the Katz Institute embed much needed mental health resources into our clinical offerings, including programs for women’s cancer, heart, GI, pelvic health and OB GYN. Your funds will also benefit the Katz Innovation Grant Program, which supports projects and innovative research efforts focused on improving women’s health.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Nearly one in five children has an emotional, behavioral or mental disorder. Sadly, only 20% of those diagnosed receive care. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is committed to addressing this growing crisis head on by creating an entirely new model of behavioral health for children. Funds from the Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach will expand pediatric behavioral health services across Northwell's footprint, including creating a preeminent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Pavilion that will bridge the gap between physical and mental health services for children.  

The Chairman’s Research Award: Funds for the Walk also fuel groundbreaking research at Cohen Children’s Medical Center through the Chairman’s Research Award. This award gives junior faculty and fellows the opportunity to tackle promising leads in nearly a dozen subspecialities at the children’s hospital. Every dollar you raise will empower our clinicians and scientists to innovate, push boundaries and contribute to a new, brighter chapter in pediatric health. 

Northwell Health Walk at East End
Funds from the Walk will support the expansion of a comprehensive Center for Women and Infants, including plans for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a postnatal care unit, and a state-of-the-art delivery unit – all in one place. 

Breast Health Program: Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) wants patients to receive the highest quality care, close to home. Funds raised for the Walk will go toward expanding the Breast Health Program so PBMC can further develop and perform highly specialized breast health services for both women and men with breast cancer at any stage in their journey. PBMC aims to provide the most advanced breast care in the region, from the latest diagnostic procedures to the most innovative treatment options. 

Center for Women and Infants: Peconic Bay Medical Center is committed to creating one facility where new mothers and their babies can stay together while they each receive the best possible health care. Funds from the Walk will support the expansion of a comprehensive Center for Women and Infants, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a postnatal care unit, and a state-of-the-art delivery unit – all in one place. Your support will ensure that new moms and babies in eastern Suffolk County receive the care they need and the comfort of being close to one another.

Northwell Health Walk at Port Jefferson
Funds raised will support Mather Hospital’s Fortunato Breast Health Center and ongoing efforts to advance education and treatment for breast cancer. The Fortunato Breast Health Center is a recognized leader in the diagnosis of breast cancer and uses advanced technology to detect cancer in its earliest stages. The Center screens thousands of women every year, including underserved women in partnership with the cancer services program of Suffolk County.

Northwell Walk at Staten Island
At Staten Island University Hospital, we diagnose and treat approximately 30,000 hematology/oncology patients each year, making us one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metropolitan area. With your support, we recently opened the new Florina Cancer Center, to bring every diagnostic and treatment advantage possible to support our oncology patients and their families, close to home.

Within the Florina Cancer Center, the Brian Halpin Pediatric Cancer Center provides a space for kids to be treated like kids. Your fundraising will help support this pediatric oncology unit with a child-friendly environment, providing a state-of-the-art outpatient infusion suite and chemotherapy treatment center for children with cancer and blood related disorders.

Your funds will help us continue to bring the most cutting-edge clinical trials, and state-of-the-art treatment options to our community at the Florina Cancer Center, at Staten Island University Hospital.

Northwell Health Walk at Westchester

Northern Westchester Hospital
Nearly one in five children experiences an emotional, mental or behavioral health disorder . To address this crisis, Northern Westchester Hospital and Northwell Health are creating a transformative initiative to increase access to high-quality behavioral health care for children and adolescents. Our goal is to build a system of care–from education to prevention to treatment–that will eliminate care gaps and enhance the well-being of the youth in our community.

Phelps Hospital
Continuing education and training for career advancement is available for team members through the People Caring for People Education Fund, which will advance our ability to continue providing exceptional, compassionate care.

The new Health & Wellness Center at the Cancer Institute, which will feature integrative medicine therapies such as reiki, reflexology, gentle touch massage and acupuncture for our cancer patients to complement their care and enhance quality of life.

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?

The Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center: 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: 2024 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: 2024 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: 2024 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, 1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 11901, Attn: 2024 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: 2024 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: Jamie Lynn Homan, SIUH Foundation, 1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305, Attn: 2024 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.

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) 321-6331.

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 contact.

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 7, 2024. You may also continue to mail donations to:

East End Walk:
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 11901 
Attn: 2024 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

Jones Beach Walk:
Northwell Health Foundation
2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Attn: 2024 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Port Jefferson Walk:
Mather Hospital
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Attn: 2024 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Staten Island Walk:
Jamie Lynn Homan
SIUH Foundation
1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Attn: 2024 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Westchester Walk (please select one):
Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10456
Attn: 2024 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

Phelps Hospital
1 Phelps Lane, Suite 108, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Attn: 2024 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

Can I enter donations received via check to my fundraiser 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 fundraiser 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.

Matching Gifts

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?

East End Walk: 
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 11901
Attn: 2024 Walk

Jones Beach Walk:
Northwell Health Foundation
2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Attn: 2024 Walk

Port Jefferson Walk:
Mather Hospital
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Attn: 2024 Walk

Staten Island Walk:
Jamie Lynn Homan
SIUH Foundation
1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Attn: 2024 Walk

Westchester Walk (please select one):
Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10456
Attn: 2024 Walk

Phelps Hospital
1 Phelps Lane, Suite 108, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Attn: 2024 Walk

I submitted a form for matching gifts but don’t see the donation on my page. Where can I find it?
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 Jana Pantaleev at (516) 321-6308 or jpantaleev@northwell.edu 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 lpeterson2@northwell.edu

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 lpeterson2@northwell.edu

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 June 7, 2024 to reach your individual fundraising reward levels.

For general Northwell Health Walk questions, please contact (516) 321-6331 or walk@northwell.edu.

The Katz Institute for Women’s Health & Cohen Children’s Medical Center 
Courtney Rousseau
(516) 321-6331
crousseau2@northwell.edu
 
Mather Hospital
Cynthia Court
(631) 476-2723
ccourt1@northwell.edu
 
Northern Westchester Hospital
Gaby Golod Greenwald
(914) 242-8392
ggreenwald@northwell.edu

Peconic Bay Medical Center
Jackie Doskoez
(631) 603-6827
jdoskoez@northwell.edu  

Phelps Hospital
Marissa Coratti 
(914) 366-3104 
mcoratti@northwell.edu 
 
Staten Island University Medical Center
Jamie Lynn Homan
(718) 226-2746
jhoman2@northwell.edu