Events » Lupus Awareness Month Fundraising Event at FDR State Park

Lupus Awareness Month Fundraising Event at FDR State Park

Event Details

  • Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 11am–2pm at FDR State Park in Yorktown, NY for a Lupus Awareness Month FUNdraising Event!

    Increasing awareness, raising funds, and encouraging lupus warriors!

    Rain or shine – we’ve got you covered (Literally! Area 6 has a covered pavilion!)

    Stop by for taquitos and empanadas, join our wine tasting, participate in an art activity, and grab an attendee bag filled with resources.

    Picnic areas, vendors, resources, activities, trails, a playground for the kids, and more! Bring your friends, family, and pets, pack a picnic lunch, bring some yard games, wear something purple (if you can!), and join us for a fun day in the park. Can’t join us for the day? Stop by for as long as you can!

    Free admission and free parking.

    Expected guests/speakers include County Legislator, Colin Smith, County Legislator and Chairman of the Board, Vedat Gashi, and Educator and DEI Facilitator, Daks Armstrong.

    Sponsors/partners/vendors include: The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), TheNetWorks Organization (The Network for Success), All American Homecare, Nissan of Yorktown Heights, Jefferson Valley Mall, Halston Media, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Yonkers Hispanic Cultural Foundation, the Westchester County Office for People with Disabilities, the Northeast ADA Center, Enjoy Erica Art Studio, TMN Skincare & Wellness, One Hope Wine, New York Life, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Monat, Harmonic Healing & Reiki, Gibbons Family Fitness, Rooted In Me Natural Products, T Nation, & more!

    Tables/activities beginning at 11am. There is no scheduled walk, but attendees are free to walk in the park and are welcome to remain in the park until park closing.

    Handicapped parking available / Wheelchair accessible including restrooms / Covered pavilion area available

    Pet friendly – pets must be leashed at all times and pet waste must be picked up – please note there are ticks in this area

    Don’t forget sunscreen and bug repellant if you need it!

    FDR State Park – Area 6 - 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY - Exit 16 off the Taconic or accessible via Route 202/Crompond Rd in Yorktown. For more info about FDR State Park, visit

    For vendor/sponsor info and for the official press release, visit:

    Event information will be updated as new details become available. This event is rain or shine unless weather is forecast to be severe.

    This event is hosted by Brittany and Cheryl Sanchez and organized by TheNetWorks Organization.

    TO REGISTER: Advance registration is recommended but not required. Registration allows us to keep attendees posted on important updates (like weather) and future related events. Register on Eventbrite:

    TO DONATE: Donations of any amount are appreciated but not required. Proceeds support the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). Donations can be made directly to the LRA through our fundraising page:


    SIPport us by joining our One Hope Wine fundraiser:

    SHOP our Tupperware fundraiser:

    Lupus is a chronic disease that has no cure. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead. Anyone can develop lupus, but it is most prevalent in women and people of color. Lupus commonly affects the skin, joints, and internal organs like kidneys and lungs, but it can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. Since it can affect patients in many different ways, it is usually hard to diagnose and hard to treat.

    The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is the largest nongovernmental, nonprofit funder of lupus research worldwide. The organization aims to transform treatment while advancing toward a cure by funding the most innovative lupus research; fostering diverse scientific talent; stimulating collaborations; and driving discovery toward better diagnostics, improved treatments and, ultimately, a cure for lupus. Because the Lupus Research Alliance’s Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs. For more information, visit

    TheNetWorks will also be hosting a Spring Networking Mixer + Fundraiser Event on Thursday, May 23rd at The Gramercy in Yorktown. Register to attend here:

    TheNetWorks is an accessible community of leaders, forward-thinkers, entrepreneurs, and business owners who have joined together to realize individual and collaborative success and to create and foster positive social impact. Not a member of TheNetWorks yet? Visit and join us!

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  • Date
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Where
    FDR State Park, Area 6, 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Map
  • Host
    TheNetWorks + Brittany & Cheryl Sanchez
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