Care Walk 2019 Locations

We are in the process of gathering information on public Care Walks. As teams are formed and captains secure walk locations, we will update this page. Check in frequently for any new changes.

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Phoenix, AZ
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 9am – 11am
Address: St. Jerome Catholic School – 10815 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Team: Team Big Blue
Contact: Sophia Fasani at


Freemont, CA
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 11am-1pm
Address: Always Dream Park, 1301 Stevenson Blvd, Freemont, CA 94583
Team: Team Bay Area
Contact: Seema Khadim at

San Diego, CA
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 8am to 1pm
Address: NTC Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA
Team: Team CAF California Care Walk
Contact: Maria Saradpon at

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Address: The Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Details: Meet at the Whale Watch area facing the Pacific Ocean before 10:15am. If you are late, please find us with Care Walk t-shirts on the trail heading north.
Team: LA Dreambuilders
Contact: Thomas Cheng at


Spring Hill, FL
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Address: Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Pavilion 1, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34610-8040
Team: Team Yasmeen
Contact: Yasmeen Anis at


Chicago, IL
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 10am to 1pm
Address: Burnham Park and Lake Shore Drive
Team: Chicago Care Walk
Contact: Teresa Tomaino at or 630-337-8492

Lombard, IL
Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Knolls Park, Lombard, IL
Pavilion 16th Street and School
Team: Lombard Care Walk
Contact: Tina Arvanitakis at


Bethesda, MD
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm
Address: Caroline Freeland Park, 7200 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Details: The walk will be around the downtown area and doable for kids and those with disabilities. Lots of live music from musicians from the DC Metro to get you groovin, activities for kids including face painting and balloon animals, representatives from local businesses, a silent auction of some really cool gift prizes, key note speakers, and plenty of info about Thalassemia and how you can help.
Team: Team DMV
Contact: Pete Kimbis at


North Easton, MA
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 2pm
Address: Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoag Ave, North Easton, MA 02356
Team: Team Joshie
Details: 5K Walk with beautiful scenery. Strollers and doggies are welcome. There will be a scavenger hunt, raffles, face painting, food and games. Bring the entire family for a great day!
Contact: Ryan and Kelley Michelangelo at
*Additional details to come.


Chesterfield, Missouri, MO
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10am
Address: Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail, parking lot on Edison Rd across from Tidal Wave Carwash
Details: All are welcome, so join us to enjoy a great time for an amazing cause!
Team: Team StL ThalPals
Contact: Erica Stick at


Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Address: Woodland Park, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Details: There will be Food, Entertainment, Face Painter, Clowns, Cotton Candy, Appearance by a Children’s Character, and more activities for the kids. If you came out last year, we would ask you to just bring one more friend so that we can be bigger and better than ever!
Team: Team A.J.
Contact: Lisa Vigliotti at or Joe Vigliotti at

Point Pleasant, NJ
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Address: Corner of New Jersey and Ocean Ave
Details: The Stiso Family invites all to walk the Boardwalk and enjoy a pizza lunch, followed by riding all the rides the Boardwalk has to offer!
Team: Super Scarlett’s
Contact: Patty Stiso at

Spring Lake, NJ
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Address: Essex & Sussex Condo Hotel, 700 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Details: We will assemble in front of the Essex & Sussex building (700 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake), where we will distribute Carewalk 2019 tee shirts, prior to starting the walk at 10:30 am.We will walk the boardwalk to the Belmar arch and return to the Essex & Sussex at approximately 11:30 am, where we will host a buffet (coffee, tea, refreshments, bagels, donuts, cookies, snacks, and cheese and fruit) for the team walkers in the upstairs, first floor, bistro and card room.
Team:Team Ficarra
Contact: Bob and Marianne Ficarra at


Brooklyn, NY
Date: TBA
Address: Meet in Cadman Plaza Park (Brooklyn side, near the building in the middle of the park)
Details: Cross Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan and Cross back again to Brooklyn. Total walking distance is 3 miles, and should take less than one hour to complete.
Team: Team BMW of Brooklyn
Contact: Ellen Marshal at

Rochester, NY
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Team: Team Jovi
Contact: Melissa Mannara at

Roslyn, NY
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 10am registration, 10:30am Walk begins
Address: Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Rd N, Roslyn, NY 11576
Team: Connie’s Crew
Contact: Janice Cenzoprano at

Tonawanda, NY
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Address: Ellicot Creek Park, Casino Building, 1 Ellicot Creek Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Details: If you plan on participating in the Care Walk, you must arrive by noon to register. The Care Walk begins at 12:30pm. We have an enclosed shelter with restrooms and kitchen facilities. Those who choose not to or cannot walk are welcome to remain in the building during the Walk. There will be food, refreshments, a GIANT gift basket raffle, and lots of fun and surprises for both kids and adults. The Justice League of WNY, as well as comic book characters such as Batman and Spiderman will also be there to provide comic books and photo ops for all attendees!
Team:Team Buffalo Cares
Contact: Joycelyn Bila at

West Babylon, NY
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm
Address: Belmont State Park, 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704
Details: There will be raffles, facepainting, and more!
Team: Team Giuseppe, Team Palermo, and Team Zayna
Contact: Kerry Lee Aidone at, or Sarah Baqueri-Connolly at, or Sharon Radonis at


Charlotte, TN
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Address: Charlotte Ball Park, Highway 48 North, Charlotte, TN  37036
Details: We will have concessions, face painter, bake sale, bounce houses, tons of vendor booths, and a HUGE silent auction.
Team: Team Emily Grace
Contact: Jennifer Rodgers at

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