2nd Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike for Blythedale Children's Hospital

Saturday May 22, 2021 hosted by the Blythedale Advisory Council and our title sponsor, Insight Partners

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2021 Blythedale Children's Hospital 2nd Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike

Saturday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2021-05-22 09:00:00 2021-05-22 18:00:00 America/New_York 2021 Blythedale Children's Hospital 2nd Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike

Join us at 6pm on Saturday, May 22nd at the link below for our LIVE Closing Ceremony: https://blythedale.zoom.us/j/92334470098

Join us at 6pm on Saturday, May 22nd at the link below for our LIVE Closing Ceremony: https://blythedale.zoom.us/j/92334470098


On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Blythedale Children's Hospital will hold its 2nd Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike brought to you by our title sponsor, Insight Partners! This event is the spring fundraiser of the Blythedale Advisory Council (BAC), providing an opportunity for people to "come together" to help children managing significant health conditions and their families. 

Day of event schedule: 

9:00 am - Go to our givebutter page (the page you are on now) and join us for our opening ceremony. You will hear from the following: 

  • Larry Levine, President and CEO
  • Melissa Shemek, Director of Education
  • Andrew Starker, Vice Chair, Blythedale Advisory Council 

9:05 am to 6:00 pm: All participants can complete their 5K Run/Walk/Bike by using an app such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, or other tracking apps to record their progress. Once completed, we encourage you to share your progress by emailing a snapshot of your completed route as well as any event photos to [email protected] with the subject line: BAC Virtual 5K. Throughout the day, we will share updates via social media of snapshots, selfies, and any other forms of participation. Be sure to use our hashtag #TeamBlythedale on any event-related posts!

6:00 pm - Join us back here for a LIVE closing ceremony. To join the live closing ceremony, click the zoom link above! You will hear from the following:

  • Julia Singer, Chair, Blythedale Advisory Council
  • Scott Klein M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  • Melissa Shemek and Angela Larkin from our Parent & Caregiver Training Program
  • and more!

Scroll down for more information on how to participate or donate to this event. 

Title Sponsor: 


Running Sponsors:



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Blythedale is New York State’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital. Our caring and highly specialized staff is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and conditions. Our Board Certified physicians, experienced nurses and supporting clinicians work with families to provide individualized, intensive and innovative medical and therapeutic care. Together with specialized school curricula and family support services, we help children achieve their rehabilitative goals and return to their communities.          



How does this work? Sponsors, participants and donors register online, set up team page and sign onto our suggested fitness apps. Participants are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, and colleagues to have them visit their page and make a donation. On the day of the event, between 9AM and 6PM, participants will complete the run/walk in their neighborhood, on nearly trails, on treadmills or stationary bikes, or even just walking around their backyard.

Ways to Create a Team, Join a Team, Participate, or Donate to this event:

Create a Team: To create your own fundraising page or join a "team," click the "Create a Team" button underneath the total amount raised. Then click the "or, create a new team" next to the continue button. Then fill in your "Team Name" and "Logo" for your team page.

How to Register & Donate and Join a Team:

  • Click Register & Donate Button on the top right hand side of your screen
  • Select the number of tickets for “BAC Virtual 5K Participant” or “No thanks, I’d just like to donate”
  • Select Continue
  • Select a team & member to “Credit a team & member” or select “None”
  • If participating, please fill out the additional information for a t-shirt
  • If just donating, please select “Donation Only” (no t-shirt included)
  • Write a Message (if you wish)
  • Complete with Credit Card details or Mail a Check


Each participant will be provided a shirt with their registration to wear during the event (if registered by May 7th).
We ask that you submit your selfie or completion photo to [email protected] for us to share via social media during our recap!


Please see below for more information on how to make a donation to Blythedale Children's Hospital and support our event.

Please use the "Register & Donate" button on the right hand side of this page to make a one-time direct donation. If you wish to make a donation by check, please make all checks payable to "Blythedale Children's Hospital," reference Virtual 5K (and a specific participant, if applicable) in the memo, and mail to:

Toni Marie Favata
Special Events Coordinator
Blythedale Children's Hospital
95 Bradhurst Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

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Walking Sponsor: 



Proceeds from the event will support our Parent & Caregiver Training program. Blythedale offers tailored education and training so families can feel comfortable taking their child home. If a child relies on medical technology, such as a ventilator, our staff engages caregivers in a thorough program of education - beginning on day one - so they become confident and adept in all aspects of equipment use, from general operations to cleaning and maintenance. Our innovative education program divides what initially seems like an overwhelming learning curve into tiny steps. From babies and children with lung, heart or neurological conditions, genetic or physical anomalies, from the preemie who has never been home to the child who has suffered an accident or medical crisis, Blythedale brings together multiple disciplines and specialties to teach parents to become caregivers so their kids can come home and heal supported by their family and community.



The Blythedale Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike is being organized by the Blythedale Advisory Council (BAC) and our title sponsor, Insight Partners! The BAC is made up of young professionals who are committed to Blythedale’s mission and want to make a difference in the lives of children with complex medical conditions. Click here to learn more about the BAC! 


Exercise should be completed safely and in accordance with the CDC's guidelines. By registering and participating in this event, you agree to follow the laws of your local municipalities and are fully responsible for your health and understand the risks. Before heading outside, be sure to check your local public health recommendations and the current health mandates in your area, which can be found on your state and local government website. DO NOT go outside if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms.


Join #TEAMBLYTHEDALE on Saturday, May 22nd! 



Contact Toni Marie Favata, Special Events Coordinator at [email protected]

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