WELCOME to our UNITE for Bleeding Disorders Walk - Cleveland / Akron!
We are truly excited to welcome our walkers back to the AKRON ZOO in 2021! There's no better way to enjoy a day with family AND friends, than the zoo. As we continue to work with the Akron Zoo and monitor any changes that may arise, we plan on an IN-PERSON event this year. We will also incorporate a virtual option for those who feel this may work better for their family / team.
Here is the tentative itinerary for our September 11 event, please remember these are subject to change due to state or city health guidelines. Be sure to check this webpage for any updates to the itinerary.
Your admission ticket to the zoo is free, your donation is PRICELESS. Please keep in mind this is a FUNdraiser and there are costs associated with this event to the NOHF. Remind everyone what an important event this is and ask they also FUNdraise or make an extra donation. The NOHF relies on these donations to keep our mission alive.
New this year at the Akron Zoo - Wild Asia! Opening at the end of May 2021, Wild Asia will include a new, expanded home for Sumatran tigers and red pandas. By popular demand, your Akron Zoo will be introducing primates to Wild Asia! A pair of white-cheeked gibbons will have a new indoor/outdoor habitat. It's truly going to be a WILD time this year!
Participants must raise a minimum of $25 to receive a UNITE for Bleeding Disorders Walk shirt.
Parking is FREE to all participants.
Registration, located at the entrance to the Zoo, will begin at 8:00a. The doors will NOT open until 9a. We hope to have the return of an animal educator outside the zoo before the doors open with a few special zoo friends. Come a little early to meet some of the animals!
Once the doors open, everyone is asked to head to the "Picnic Place Pavilion", just follow the signs. Be sure to visit our industry partner tables with giveaways. If permitted, we will have snacks and a Kids Kraft Korner.
Our walk will kick off at 9:45a. We ask you return to the Pavilion by 11a for our awards ceremony and kids raffle. Instead of a boxed lunch, we will give each walker a coupon to be used at any zoo vendor of your choice. These coupons are graciously sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital. We truly thank them for their support!
Our event will officially end at noon, but everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy the beauty of the Akron Zoo until their close at 5p.
The NOHF is a vital resource for individuals in our community diagnosed with genetic bleeding disorders. NOHF, founded in 1954, serves 24 counties in Northeast Ohio. Education and support are provided locally by NOHF to individuals and families who deal with the hardships of genetic bleeding disorders on a daily basis. The NHF, our partner in this Walk, provides valuable services across the nation in research, education, advocacy, and awareness.