2018 Illinois Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk               

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Join us for the 2018 Illinois Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk

Saturday, September 15th in Lincoln Park! 

Register, Fundraise, and Donate at https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/event/IllinoisWalk


What is the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk

The Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, part of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s walk program, is a yearly event that helps raise funds to benefit the bleeding disorders community. Previously known as the Hemophilia Walk and excitedly rebranded this year as the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, the fundraiser seeks to join together our community and to celebrate together our commitment, passion, and dedication to each other.

The 2018 Illinois Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk aims to raise awareness and strengthen the bleeding disorders community in the state of Illinois — as both a Fun Day and a Fundraiser! During "walk season"— months leading up to the walk — we invite our community members and supporters to reach out to their friends and family and educate them on bleeding disorders and fundraise for our cause. While every step helps raise awareness, every dollar helps us continue to provide resources to the bleeding disorders community such as educational programs, peer groups, financial assistance, and our camp for kids, Camp Warren Jyrch.

The Unite Walk celebrates us! After all of your hard work fundraising, we invite everyone to Unite together on September 15th and walk to celebrate our achievements as a community and to raise awareness for bleeding disorders. Our walk features breakfast, music, a photo booth, a bouncy house, and more for you to enjoy before and after the 5K or 2K Walk Courses.

We’ve raised the bar this year with a goal to raise $100,000, but we can’t do it without you! Create a team. Join a friend’s. Unite your friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers together to not only raise funds but raise awareness for bleeding disorders. And if you’re unable to attend the walk in person, we invite you to create a virtual team and join us live via social media on September 15th. 


How to Get Involved

3 Types of Walkers

 You can register now at https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/event/illinoiswalk 


2018 Walk T-Shirts!

One of people’s favorite things about the walk is the wonderful t-shirts.  They’re a reminder of the fun you had at the walk and a great way to show your support for the bleeding disorders community all year long.  Check out the information below to find out how you and your team can receive your NHF Walk t-shirt as well as how to order customized team t-shirts.


NHF Walk T-shirts:

Every year we offer the opportunity to receive walk t-shirts at the registration table on the day of the walk.  To get this shirt, you must be registered on the walk website with your t-shirt size and you must have at least $25 fundraised to your personal fundraising page, (Note: All money raised in an individual’s name also counts towards the team total).  Children must also be registered on the website and parents can fundraise under their name.  These t-shirts are a great way to remember the walk and to show your continued support of the bleeding disorders community all year long!  They are also a great alternative to show support without creating a team specific t-shirt.

Get registered on the website with your shirt size and fundraise $25 by
Friday, August 24th to receive a t-shirt! https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/event/illinoiswalk


Team T-shirts:

Throughout the years creating team t-shirts has become very popular with the BDAI Community!  These are a great way to unite your team and a fun way to show your creative side.  Plus, we will be having a contest for the best team t-shirt!  Team t-shirts can be ordered through BDAI with your team name and design on the front.  Depending on the amount that your team has fundraised, BDAI will subsidize part of the cost of your team’s t-shirts.  Check out the chart on the order form for more details on pricing, and continue reading to learn how to submit your artwork.  Keep in mind teams with high fundraising amounts can get their team shirts for free! 

Get your Team T-shirt form and artwork submitted to BDAI by Friday, August 31st at the latest! Email kknaus@bdai.org



Incentive Prizes

This year, we are offering some amazing incentive prizes as for our Walkers and Team Captains to earn! As you reach your fundraising goals, Team Captain and Walkers will be eligible to redeem one prize at our below the level earned. Available for Walkers and Team Captains only. 




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