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APFED HOPE on the Horizon Walk Long Island

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Heckscher State Park

Islip, NY

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One step at a time, we can make an impact in the lives of those who struggle daily with an eosinophil associated disease.

Join us for APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Walk in East Islip, NY on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 10:00 AM and make a difference by helping to raise funds for research and awareness for these diseases. Registration opens at 9:00 AM.

Proceeds from the walk will support APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund, which provides grants to investigators to pursue unique research ideas that could lead to less invasive diagnostic measures and more effective treatments for those suffering from eosinophil associated diseases.



A Special Message from our amazing volunteer Walk Chair:

Hi! My name is Alex Zimmer and I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis last year. That means that there are too many eosinophils in my esophagus. Every day is a struggle to even get out of bed. I vomit up nearly everything I eat, even on a restricted diet. I have chronic abdominal pain that gets so severe I can’t even move. So far, the doctors have not been able to help me. I am hopeful that there will be a cure someday so that I can lead a functional life and other kids won’t have to suffer as I have.

I am working with a nonprofit organization called APFED or the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders. An eosinophilic disorder is when a person’s body overproduces a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil. These cells can accumulate in different parts of the body and cause symptoms in patients. Eosinophilic disorders are chronic, debilitating, and currently incurable. APFED is raising awareness for these disease as well as money to support research for a cure. One of the ways that they do this through their “Hope on the Horizon” walks.

On November 4, 2018, we will be hosting a “Hope on the Horizon Walk” in conjunction with APFED at Hecksher State Park in East Islip, NY. I would love it if people would sign up to walk. If you’ve ever met me, you would probably know that I am known for wearing “onesies” of different animals and characters. Wear your onesie with me at the walk to show your support!

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To register for the walk, click the green "Get Tickets" button in the upper right hand corner. This is also where you can order your t-shirt until Friday, October 12, 2018. There will be a limited supply of t-shirts available for purchase at the walk as well.

Can't join us on walk day but would like to make an online donation? Click on the green "tickets" button and make a secure donation.

We walk rain or shine!

Thank you for your generous support of APFED


Please see waiver below:

WAIVER, RELEASE & CONSENT

APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Walk (and related events, including miscellaneous social and gaming activities; golf outings, collectively, the “Event”) is a charity event sponsored by the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (“APFED”). In consideration of APFED permitting me (or my child, who is under the age of 18) to participate in the Event, I have read and understand this statement and agree to assume all risk of personal injury or other physical or emotional ailment for me (or my child).

Further, I (or my child) hereby, and for my (or my child’s) legal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and all guardians, WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY NATURE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING THOSE FOUNDED IN WHOLE OR PART UPON NEGLIGENCE, that I (or my child) may have against APFED and/or its collective sponsors, its directors, officers, employees, agents, chapters, assignees, licensees, volunteers and any cooperating entities, their representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns (the “Released Parties”) arising out of or resulting from any and all injuries or damages of any nature, including death, which I (or my child) may suffer while taking part in or arising out of the Event or any activity connected with the Event.

Further, I (or my child) hereby consent to use my (or my child’s) name and any photographs, digital images, portraits, likenesses, writings or biographical information, audiotape and/or videotape recordings, sound or silent motion pictures of me (or my child) in any medium for news releases, use on the APFED website, editorial, educational, promotional, and advertising purposes, for the solicitation of contributions and/or for any other purpose in furtherance of the charitable purposes and objectives of APFED.

By indicating agreement when registering online, I certify that I have read this document and fully understand it. This document shall be binding upon me (or my child), my (or my child’s) legal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns (and all legal guardians of my child).


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