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Walk with us at Moving For Life's 2017 Hike-A-Thon on Sunday, Sept 17th!

Register today to rally your friends and family behind our work in getting people moving when moving gets tough.

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We are fundraising to strengthen our wellness programs in the hospitals and public libraries of Harlem, Bronx and beyond.


We have a good hunch you believe in movement as a path towards health, so here's a fun way to act on that belief with good company and in some of New York City's finest green spaces, while raising money and awareness for the very neighborhoods we will be passing through! Come explore the cliffside parks of northern Manhattan, traversing a total of 5 parks over 6 miles of breathtaking views of both the East and Hudson Rivers. (See below for hike options, registration and fundraising information.)

Along the way, Moving For Life will lead health-giving stretches and teach you how to turn any park into a green gym. Everyone will also receive a Moving For Life button. Hikers reaching sponsorship thresholds receive limited-edition Moving For Life hats and/or backpacks. Top off the day with a visit to the Cloisters or have lunch in Fort Tryon Park.

To start rallying sponsors today, simply click Start Fundraising Now and we'll guide you through the steps through easy-to-follow directions and handy tools. This year, we would also like to invite all to join TEAM JOHNNY, a special hiking team led by Louisa Cathcart, a recent Moving For Life Certified Instructor, focused on launching Moving For Life classes designed for kids and young adults affected by cancer. Alternatively, if you'd like to join the hike WITHOUT fundraising, click here to learn about our Rally-Walks.

Can't join us on the journey? Consider sponsoring one of our hikers at the bottom of this page. Or you may donate to the campaign in general too! With your help we can strengthen our thoughtfully-designed programs that empower people to start feeling better in the face of cancer and aging. We thank you for your generous support!

Happy Trails,

Moving For Life Hike-A-Thon Committee

Nancy Bruning, Shu-Mei Chan, Caryn Cooper, Martha Eddy, Ivy Menchel, Hope Reiner, Stephanie Royal & Janice Shapiro



Registration Deadline/Fee for Hikers to Participate: $20 by Sept 12th | $30 by Sept 17th

Suggested Fundraising Target for Hikers: $200

Online Registration: Simply start a fundraising page and pay the registration fee by donating to your own hike or through sponsorship dollars.

Mail-in Registration: Please download, print, fill-out and send the Mail-in Hiker Registration Form along with the registration fee (Please make checks payable to Moving For Life) to:

Moving For Life
515 Canal St, #1C
New York, NY 10013


Getting There:

Morning Hike Segment Start Location Map: Cafe Amrita | 301 West 110th St. @ Central Park West
Afternoon Hike Segment Start Location Map: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling | 898 St. Nicholas Ave. @ 155th St.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing, sneakers/walking shoes and sunscreen

What to Bring: Bottled water, snacks, smartphone cameras, umbrella/rain poncho, toilet paper (Just in case the parks are low!)

What You Get:

  • Moving For Life Stretch Demonstrations
  • Moving For Life Button
  • Moving For Life Hat and/or Backpack (for hikers reaching sponsorship thresholds)
  • Map & Fitness Tips

Everybody gets a Moving For Life button.

Hikers raising $100+ receive a Moving For Life button & backpack.

Hikers raising $200+ Moving For Life button, backpack & hat.

14 people have already started fundraising for this campaign

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