32 miles of Long Island fun on the Greenbelt trail, help me fundraise and hike... Hike for Life benefits New York Blood Center.
Celebrating 10 years of steadfast partnership, New York Blood Center and Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference are teaming up once again for Hike for Life 2016, an annual fundraising event to raise awareness and financial support for New York Blood Center. The day includes four levels to pick from for the adventures hiker to family friendly, ranging from three to 32 miles. Proceeds from Hike for Life support New York Blood Center’s life-saving mission in addition to promoting the need for blood donations.
The Hike for Life was started in 2006 by Shari Zagorski, a volunteer hike leader for the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, as a way to raise funds for the New York Blood Center and raise awareness about the need for blood. The event has grown each year and in 2015 we had over 450 hikers and raised more than $40,000 to support New York Blood Center. Proceeds from the Hike for Life go to support New York Blood Center’s operations and life-saving efforts.
The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference is a unique, non-profit grassroots organization that has created more than 200 miles of hiking paths on Long Island, including three National Recreation Trails. They are dedicated to protecting open space and our scenic Greenbelt trails for all to enjoy. Entry fee of $25 per hiker for all hike distances ($30 starting 5/9/16— $10 child/student).