WALK to End Hydrocephalus
2022 WALK to End Hydrocephalus Raises $1.8 Million
Thanks to our amazing community and passionate volunteers, we were able to hold 41 WALK to End Hydrocephalus™ events this year. WALK events made an extraordinary comeback this year, post pandemic, with many new families, an increase in sponsorships and one brand new event in Wisconsin. In total, the WALKs raised $1.8M, with 830 teams participating and 7,120 registered participants and volunteers.
The top WALK to End Hydrocephalus™ site this year was ORANGE COUNTY! The event took place in Huntington Beach, CA, on October 15th and raised over $165K! The WALK was co-chaired by Erin and Pieter Berger, Heather Kluter and included 31 family and four corporate teams.
The corporate teams included:
- MVE+Partners (raising $29.4K)
- Brookfield Cares (raising $3.6K)
- Muhonen and his CHOCalongs (raising $4.5K)
- Medtronic (Raising $2.2K).
This year, one of our smaller WALK events in Louisville, KY, beat their overall goal before the WALK even took place. Led and encouraged by volunteer leader, Tonya Waelde, they raised $10,725 with our HundredX survey program. These quick and easy surveys can be completed in less than a minute and each one raises money for the Hydrocephalus Association. What a great way to increase their total impact with a creative fundraising push in advance of the WALK season. Overall, the Louisville WALK event completely blew away their $10K goal by raising a total of $24K! Keep your eyes open for our HundredX launch in early June 2023! Surveys will be open from June 12-July 11.
Orange County Hydrocephalus Co-Chair and WALK Participant
”After a couple of years of walking virtually, Orange County Hydrocephalus WALK participants were thrilled to be able to return to an in-person walk against the beautiful backdrop of Huntington Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Once again, family and friends rallied to support loved ones who deal with the daily challenges presented by hydrocephalus. Countless volunteers, physicians, medical staff, therapists and local and national sponsors also participated to make this event incredibly rewarding and financially successful. This event has not only become one of the more successful Hydrocephalus Association fundraisers, but it has also become an incredible “friendraiser” for the cause.”
TOP 10 WALK SITES
(based on amount raised)
Led by Erin & Pieter Berger and Heather Kluter
Led by Carissa Bentley & Melissa Arato
Led by Betsy Conyard
Led by Jen Pope & Tania Hesie
Led by Lisa Piazzese, Kasey Andrew, Eileen Rodger
Led by Susan Fiorella & Amanda Garzon
Led by Kristin & Nick Hoffman
Led by Heather Bruen, Britta Heinitz and Sarah Besuegli
Led by Larry & Margie McKenzie, Kelly Zientara and Stacey Fonagy
Led by Jodi Heston, Ashley Sebastionelli, Gina Moorhead, David & Sarah Kellogg
TOP WALK Teams
(based on amount raised)
Surf 4 Shea
MVE + Partners, Inc.