Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hybrid walk?
The 2022 Northwell Health Walk will be a hybrid Walk, meaning walkers can choose to join the Walk in person or virtually (from a location of their choice) on May 22. When registering, walkers will select a Walk location and benefiting organization to support and then select to join in-person or to participate virtually.

What will happen on Walk Day?
In-person walkers will join us at their chosen Walk location on May 22 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 kick off the day by exploring everything our Walk Day site has to offer, including an Opening Ceremony and activities for the whole family. You can begin your Walk however and wherever you choose! 

Are there Covid-19 regulations?
Your health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. As we navigate this challenging time we will follow Northwell Health’s guidance on COVID-19 protocols including social distancing during events. The format of this event is subject to change.

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 support health care for families.

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? 
If you are joining us in-person, yes! So that we can prepare for the correct number of participants and ensure the best experience for all on Walk Day, we ask that every participant register on our website ahead of time.

Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach
When you walk in the Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach, you help fund care for women and children through the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Your fundraising provides seed money for projects that fund the Innovation Grant program at the Katz Institute for Women's Health. Innovation grants support special projects that lead to new programs and services, educational opportunities, and research to advance women's health. Your funds will also help integrate nutrition services into clinical programs that focus on the unique healthcare needs of women.

With eight advanced NICUs located within Northwell's hospitals, Cohen Children's Division of Neonatology is rated in the top 12% of programs nationwide that provide outstanding critical care for newborns in a family-centered environment. Philanthropic support boosts these efforts, and your funds enable programmatic development in the Division of Neonatology to expand comprehensive high-level compassionate care to our youngest and most vulnerable patients.

Northwell Health Walk at East End
Walking at our East End location raises funds for two priorities at Peconic Bay Medical Center: expanding emergency services and developing programs for women. 

Peconic Bay's Emergency Department is Eastern Suffolk’s primary destination for emergency care, serving approximately 40,000 patients each year. Your funds will help expand our emergency department by 6,600 square feet and help build a new Critical Care Unit.

Peconic Bay Medical Center is working to offer the women of Eastern Suffolk County better accessibility, excellent medical expertise, the latest technology, and the most up-to-date treatments, all focused on the needs of women. Your funds move this effort forward and help support continued growth and expansion for our women’s health services.

Northwell Health Walk at Port Jefferson
Walking at our Port Jefferson location means you support Mather Hospital’s ongoing efforts to conquer breast cancer. Mather Hospital’s 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. We screen thousands of women every year including underserved women in partnership with the cancer services program of Suffolk County.

Northwell Health Walk at Staten Island
When you walk with us in Staten Island, you support the creation of Staten Island University Hospital’s new Florina Cancer Center.

Cancer rates on Staten Island are consistently higher than any other borough in New York City. Your fundraising will help us create a new all-inclusive facility that brings every diagnostic and treatment advantage possible to our oncology patients and their families, right here at home. Within the Florina Cancer Center, a secluded pediatric oncology center will provide a space for kids to be treated like kids. Your fundraising will help create this pediatric oncology unit with a child friendly environment providing a new state-of-the-art outpatient infusion suite and chemotherapy treatment center for children with cancer and blood related disorders.

Northwell Health Walk at Westchester
Your funds will support two initiatives at Northern Westchester Hospital aimed at meeting the needs of patients and staff: the Annual Fund and the Team Member Support Fund. Your funds will also support state-of-the-art treatment for stroke patients at Phelps Hospital and the People Caring for People Education fund, which funds education and training for Phelps team members.

Northern Westchester Hospital
The Annual Fund supports programs that provide unparalleled care to patients, including free wellness therapies for cancer patients, life-saving cardiac procedures, and expanded access to vaccination and treatment for COVID-19, all while addressing health disparities for underserved communities. The Northern Westchester Hospital Team Member Support Fund helps provide financial assistance to NWH team members and their families in times of personal hardship, acute illness or illness.

Phelps Hospital
Two years ago Phelps introduced the highest, most sophisticated standard of care for acute strokes: minimally-invasive Neuro-Endovascular Surgery.  Our new Center for Advanced Procedures featuring a BiPlane Neuro-Angiography Suite will allow us to expand this program and perform even more complex neurosurgical procedures.  Timely intervention with patients experiencing a stroke and other neurological disorders is critical. Your support will allow Phelps to continue to expand these leading-edge services close to home.

People Caring for People Education Fund funds education and training for Phelps team members to advance their ability to provide the exceptional, compassionate care for which Phelps is known. It allows them to be on the forefront of advances is healthcare and medicine and supports team members’ ability to grow and advance in their careers.

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: 2022 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: 2022 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: 2022 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, 1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 11901, Attn: 2022 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: 2022 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, 1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305, Attn: 2022 Walk. Download an offline donation form here.

Are there any fees in addition to the donation amount?
No, there are no additional fees. A registration fee of $20 per adult 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 3, 2022. You may also continue to mail donations to:

East End Walk:
Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation
1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 11901
Attn: 2022 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

Jones Beach Walk:
Northwell Health Foundation
2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Attn: 2022 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Port Jefferson Walk:
Mather Hospital
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Attn: 2022 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Staten Island Walk:
Jamie Lynn Homan
1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Attn: 2022 Walk
Download an offline donation form here.

Westchester Walk (please select one):
Phelps Hospital
1 Phelps Lane, Suite 108, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Attn: 2022 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10456
Attn: 2022 Walk 
Download an offline donation form here.

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.

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 Foundation
1 Heroes Way, Riverhead, NY 1190
Attn: 2022 Walk

Jones Beach Walk:
Northwell Health Foundation
2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Attn: 2022 Walk

Port Jefferson Walk:
Mather Hospital
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Attn: 2022 Walk

Staten Island Walk:
Jamie Lynn Homan
1671 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Attn: 2022 Walk

Westchester Walk (please select one):
Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10456
Attn: 2022 Walk

Phelps Hospital
1 Phelps Lane, Suite 108, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Attn: 2022 Walk

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 dosmond@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 3, 2022 to reach your individual fundraising reward levels.

For general Northwell Health Walk questions contact:
(516) 321-6333 or walk@northwell.edu

Cohen Children’s Medical Center & the Katz Institute for Women’s Health
Courtney Slack
(516) 321-6331
cslack1@northwell.edu

Mather Hospital
Cynthia Court
(631) 476-2723
ccourt1@northwell.edu 

Northern Westchester Hospital
Amanda Hellerman
(914) 242-8361
ahellerman@northwell.edu

Peconic Bay Medical Center
Lauren Jacobsen
(631) 548-6080
ljacobsen1@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