2021 UNITE WALK (Boston, MA)

Join us on October 2, 2021

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Event Details
Where Prowse Farm
Canton, MA
Starts 10/02/2021 @ 10:00 AM
Ends 1:00 PM
Check-in Time 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration Cutoff 10/01/2021 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 12/31/2021 @ 11:45 PM
Contact Gabrielle Roth
Phone 301-653-9907
Email Address [email protected]

About the Walk

The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) hosts an annual Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk to bring together the community and supporters to raise vital funds. 100% of all individual donations raised go directly to our services and programs.

Your past dedication and support to this important fundraiser allows us to assist, advocate, and serve those with a bleeding disorder in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT. Experience the day by watching this video from our 2019 Walk. 

Join us this year for our 12th Annual Unite Walk on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the historic Prowse Farm in Canton, MA. We are reaching higher than ever before with a goal of raising $300,000! Please consider forming a team or joining an already existing team. Any amount you raise makes a difference. Since we were not able to be together in-person last year, we are more excited than ever for this year's Walk! 

COVID-19 Restrictions

NEHA’s staff, board of directors, and healthcare advisors are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by implementing the following safety protocols: 

Schedule of Events

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

8:30 AM – Industry Sponsor Tent and Coffee & Breakfast Truck Opens

Café Modesto is a coffee truck stationed by the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. They serve gourmet Guatemalan coffee and baked sweets. Each person receives a free iced or hot coffee and a baked sweet. Coupons are in the program. 

Coffee truck is sponsored by Kennell Orthodontics and the VIP Tents breakfast and coffee is sponsored by Accredo.

8:30 AM – Lawn Game and Carnival Inflatables Begin

Cornhole games are donated by Wicked Cornhole in Tewksbury, MA. 

9:00 AM Joe’s Crazy Critters Open To Explore 

A Massachusetts-based company that specializes in entertaining and educational exotic animal shows for audiences of all ages including reptiles, insects and other creatures. 

9:30 AM – Stage Entertainment Performances 

These young talented dancers are volunteering their time and talent. All the students are from Tir Na Nog Irish Step Dance Studio in Cumberland, RI. 

10:00 AM – Mobile Photo Booths Begin 

No need to wait in line! The photo booth will come to you. Look out for the two giant ring lights to get your picture taken and emailed directly to you. 

 

Photo booth is sponsored by Boston Mutual. 

 

10:00 AM – Walk Ceremony Begins | Stage

Speakers: Rich Pezzillo, NEHA Executive Director and Pat Mancini, NHF Board of Directors 

10:15 AM – National Anthem | Stage 

Laura Sousa Wagner, Team Captain of Liam’s Sole Mates, performs the national anthem on a violin. 

10:20 AM - Pinwheel Ceremony | Stage

Kristen, Rich, Joise, and Declan Cusick, Team Declan’s Disciples, will read the pinwheel ceremony. 

10:20 AM – Walk Begins | Track 

Note: 3 laps around the track is about 2 miles. We are asking each person to do what they can.

11:00 AM – Coffee and Breakfast Truck Closes

11:00 AM  – BBQ Lunch, Ice Cream Truck and Churro Station Open 

 

Menu includes grilled chicken breast, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, veggie pasta salad, lemonade and brownies. If there is a food allergy, please tell the servers. Place your “BBQ” tab on your bracelet in the bucket by the food table. The BBQ lunch is sponsored by Bayer Healthcare.     

 

In order to ensure we have enough for everyone, please one ice cream bar per person. Place your “Ice Cream” tab on your bracelet in the bucket by the truck.

11:00 AM – Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Caricatures, and a Variety of Games and Entertainment Begin

11:30 AM  – Award Presentations | Stage 

 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community and corporate teams that raised the most money and that have the most participants. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community teams with the most creative t-shirt. A New Team award will also be given.