IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CAN'T OR DON'T WISH TO PARTICIPATE-PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO MY CAUSE BY GOING TO: http://walk.avonfoundation.org/site/TR/Walk/NewYork?fr_id=2175&pg=pfind and then just type in my name: Denise Parchen

Most donors use either their credit card receipts or cancelled checks as donation receipts. Online donors will receive an e-mail confirming their gift and will also be directed to a printable confirmation page when their donation is complete. As required by the IRS, anyone making a single donation of $250 or more will receive a hard-copy receipt directly from the Avon Foundation. For more information please complete the tax receipt request form.


In the event that you don't reach the $1,800 commitment by Event Eve (the day before the Walk starts), you have three different options: (1) You may choose to complete our Fundraising Commitment Pledge form at Event Eve. You will need to have a valid credit card to make a Fundraising Commitment Pledge to cover the outstanding amount. Your card will not be charged for at least two months after the Event, during which time you can continue to fundraise. If you don't reach the $1,800 minimum in that time, you will be contacted by the Avon Foundation to make arrangements for payment of any outstanding balance. (2) You may choose not to participate (and we hope you won't pick this one!). The money that you've already raised will still benefit the Avon Foundation's Breast Cancer Crusade and you will not be responsible for raising additional funds to meet the minimum. (3) You may choose to convert from a Walker to a volunteer or Crew member, as long as there are still crew positions available.

New York

October 20-21, 2012

Enjoy an extraordinary walking tour of the entire Big Apple. We’ll go up and down the island of Manhattan, through the Upper West and East Sides, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chinatown. You'll see legendary Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Radio City Music Hall, and take in stunning views of Manhattan as we cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

Get event details about the New York Walk »
Register today to Walk or Crew »
RSVP for our 10th Birthday Party on Feb. 4, 2012 »

Below you will find important announcements as well as site and event information.
The Route »

Ceremonies »

Wellness Village »

Hotel & Booking »

 THE ROUTE - Walking from Pier 84 to Randall’s Island and Back Again
The walk route to and from Hudson River Park's Pier 84 and Wellness Village will consist mostly of sidewalks and city streets. There may be occasions where the route will take you through some of New York’s beloved parks and paths.  The route itself will be clearly marked with directional signage and other markings. This is how you will navigate the route during the event—by following the signs.  There is also a route support team called ‘the Sweep Team,’ who are available to help you while you are on the road between Quick Stops and Rest Stops. Overall, the route will give you a look at  some New York's best historical, scenic, and residential neighborhoods, and is designed to be safe, fun and interesting!

Opening: October 20, 2012 | Walker Arrival 5:15-5:45 AM | Ceremony Begins 6:15 AM
Closing: October 21, 2012 | Ceremony Begins at 3:00PM

Hudson River Park’s Pier 84
44th Street and West Side Highway
New York, NY 10036

Parking at Pier 84:
Central Parking on Circle Line Pier 83
700 W 42nd Street
(between 12th Avenue and Hudson River)
Hours: 5:00AM – Midnight

Public Transportation to Pier 84:
MTA Bus M42 to Circle Line Stop, Pier 84 is immediately next to the Circle Line stop.  The fare is $2.50. Click here for the M42 bus schedule.

Complimentary shuttles to Pier 84 will run from the Hilton New York, between 4:00AM – 5:30AM Saturday morning.  On Sunday buses returning to the Hilton New York and public transit hubs will begin at 12:00 Noon.

1 Randall’s Island
New York, NY 10035

We are pleased to announce that Randall’s Island will host our Wellness Village again this year. After completing your first day of walking through some of New York’s most well-known and picturesque neighborhoods, you’ll spend the night at your home-away-from-home, also known as our Wellness Village. Randall’s Island is over 200 acres of urban oasis situated next to Manhattan in the East River. It’s the perfect place to spread out and set up camp for the night.

There is extremely limited free parking available for visitors on a first come, first served basis.

Event Eve and Room Block: THE HILTON NEW YORK
October 19, 2012 | 2 PM - 8 PM

For walkers who require overnight accommodations on Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20, we have secured a room block with special Avon Walk participant rates: Friday/Saturday Rate: $359 + tax per night for a single or double. You must indicate that you are part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in order to secure that rate. This is the most convenient hotel to stay at, since it is the Event Eve host hotel.

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019

To book online, please click here

To book over the phone, please call 1-800-HILTONS [masked]) and use group code: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Thank you so much for walking with us this year! We look forward to seeing you out on the road!

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  • laura

    COME ON GUYS!!!!!! Help Denise reach her goal!!!!!!!

    September 3, 2012

  • laura

    Good Luck Denise and I hope you reach your goal....you are awesome!!!!!

    August 23, 2012

    • Denise

      thanks Laura, I appreciate your kind words and your donation...I am still plugging away trying to meet the minimum goal to participate...I have raised $600 so far..only $1200 to go!

      August 23, 2012

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