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Annual Bake Sale to Benefit the Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day
September 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 24, 2019
Stop by Village Market on Monday Sept. 23 from 3-7 p.m., or Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and get some delicious baked goods to help support the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley.
Dylan passed away five years ago this September and his family honors his memory with these annual events. They want to ‘pay it forward’ to other families who are helped by the Ronald McDonald House just as they were when Dylan spent time in the hospital.
While it actually costs the house around $130 per night to host a family, the house only charges a family who can afford it $15 per night, and no family will be turned away if they cannot afford it. The house also has a pet therapy program; in 2018, 936 people enjoyed spending time with the pet therapy dogs during 128 hours of pet therapy available to families.
In 2018 there was a 101.1% Occupancy Rate, with 240 Family Stays, and 640 Day Program Guests.
Fundraisers like Dylan’s Memorial Walk are critical, because 40% of the house’s funding comes from fundraising events like these; another 20% comes from individual donations received from the public; and a small percent comes from company donation matches and third party fundraisers. Last year Dylan’s event raised $38,000–a whopping $14,000 over the goal, which is amazing!
To learn more about the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day please visit the event website.