The seventh annual Hydrocephalus Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at Belmont Lake State Park.
Families are welcomed to enjoy the walk and day of activities for residents of all ages. Events and activities include a Chinese auction, bake sale, arts and crafts, DJ, Tae kwon do demonstration, balloon animals and refreshments.
WBAB and the New York Islanders will also take part in the day’s events.
Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of fluid inside the brain that may occur at any age and is a lifelong condition that affects over one million Americans from newborns to adults. While experts estimate that the condition affects one in every 500 children, the causes are unknown.
Most often, hydrocephalus is treated by surgically inserting a shunt system which diverts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to another area of the body where it can be absorbed as part of the normal circulatory process. About 40,000 shunt operations are performed each year in this country as standard treatment for this condition but due to the lack of advancement in treatment methods, many people with hydrocephalus are unable to lead full and productive lives.
The Hydrocephalus Walk will benefit the programs of the Hydrocephalus Association, a national non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy to individuals, families and medical professionals dealing with the complex issues of hydrocephalus, as well as research to find a cure.
The 1.5-mile-walk will take place rain or shine. Walkers will meet at Belmont Lake State Park (625 Belmont Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11702) at the Oak and Pine Pavilions.
There are no fees to participate, but walkers are expected to fundraise $50 and will receive a T-shirt.
Early Registration with bagels and coffee
8:30 - 10:00 am
Kid's activities, arts & crafts, face painting and more.
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hair Extensions by Cactus Salon ($10ea.)
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
9:40 - 10:00 am
10 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tae Kwon Do Demo Show
11:00 - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 - 2:00 pm
For more information on this event call Mia Padron at (631) 588-8846 or Jackie Davidson at (631) 462-2092.