2022 UNITE WALK (Boston, MA)

Join us on October 1, 2022

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Event Details
Where Prowse Farm
Canton, MA
Starts 10/01/2022 @ 8:30 AM
Ends 1:00 PM
Check-in Time 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration Cutoff 09/30/2022 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 12/31/2022 @ 11:45 PM
Contact Gabrielle Roth
Phone 781-326-7645 Ext: 10
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 dedication and support to this important fundraiser allows us to assist, advocate, and serve those with a bleeding disorder in all six New England states. Experience the day by watching this video from our 2021 Walk

Join us this year for our 13th Annual Unite Walk on Saturday, October 1, 2022 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! 

Schedule of Events

8:30 AM - Registration Begins


8:30 AM - Breakfast Truck and Industry Sponsor Tents Open

Cafe Modesto is a coffee truck stationed by the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. They serve Guatemalan coffee and baked sweets. Each walker receives a free iced or hot coffee and a baked sweet. Coffee is sponsored by Grifols and breakfast is sponsored by Kennel Orthodontics. 


8:30 AM - Lawn Games, Corn Maze, and Obstacle Course Opens

The Red Sox showcase will have a Monster Wall, pitching accuracy, and lockers, and yard games. 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 included reptiles, insects, and other creatures. 


9:30 AM - Stage Entertainment Begins


9:45 AM - Stretching by Jeff LeBlanc, PT, DPT - Stage

Jeff is a physical therapist and has hemophilia. Stretch your muscles to get ready for exercising on the track!


10:00 AM - Walk Ceremony Begins - Stage

Speakers: Rich Pezzillo, NEHA Executive Director and Nancy Messina, President of Board of Directors


10:15 AM - National Anthem - Stage

Performed by Sandra Piques Eddy, an acclaimed professional mezzo soprano with an impressive twenty year career. Laura Sousa Wagner, Team Captain of Liam’s Sole Mates will play alongside Sandra on the violin. 


10:20 AM - Pinwheel Ceremony - Stage

Team Deciding Factor will read the pinwheel ceremony. 


10:25 AM - Walk Begins - Track

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


11:00 AM - Coffee and Breakfast Truck Closes


11:00 AM - BBQ Lunch and Ice Cream Truck Opens

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. Ice cream truck is sponsored by Accredo. 


11:00 AM - Petting Zoo, Photo Booth, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, and a Variety of Entertainment Begins

Entertainment sponsored by CVS Specialty. 


11:30 AM - Factor Club Medal Winners Announced and Awards Presentation - Stage

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be presented to community and industry 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. 


2:00 PM - Walk Concludes



COVID-19 Restrictions

NEHA's staff, Board of Directors, and healthcare advisors will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.