Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

HACA Fall Festival and Walk

Thank you for supporting the HACA Fall Festival and Walk

The HACA Fall Festival and Walk took place on Saturday, October 2, and it was a beautiful day for a gathering!


More than $83,000 was raised between donations and sponsorships for the annual event, which took place again at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, VA.


This year’s top fundraising team was Walkers for Wes, who brought in more than $6,500! Rock Steady for Eddie brought in $4,954, and The B’s Knees raised more than $2,600.  They were followed by The “Little A” Team, with $1,969 raised and Harley Heroes – Biomatrix with $842.50 total. Other team totals are: Lauryn’s Legion, $709; Keep Calm and Clot on, $565; The Super Never Giving Up Monins, $561.50; Saul’s Patrol, $525.75; Bloody Wonderful, $362.50; Team Benny, $360; Don’t Stop Bloodlievin’, $345; Team vWD, $320; and Evan’s Swain Domain, $220.


Our top individual fundraisers this year were Kirstin Drye, with $722 raised; George Sleboda, with $692.50 raised; and Terry Stone at $662.50. Other individuals who fundraised more than $500 were Spencer Duggan, with $584.70 and Nina Duggan, $577.50. Kirstin, Spencer and Nina are all members of The B’s Knees, which has participated in every walk since the fundraiser began in 2013. 


We also have a few fun contests on walk day to recognize teams for their creativity. Best Team T-shirt went to the Super Never Giving Up Monins, and Best Team Name was The B’s Knees. Saul’s Patrol had the largest team, with 20 participants at the walk.


Thank you to this year’s walk sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor: Takeda
Platinum Sponsors: Bayer, CSL Behring, Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme
Gold Sponsors: Biomarin, Medexus, NuFactor, Octapharma
Supporter Sponsor: DrugCo
Kilometer Sponsor: The Andrew Agency, Ubelhart Rogstad & Associates

Each year, members of the Chi Psi fraternity at George Mason University step up to volunteer and we could not do it without their help. From unloading the trucks to putting out signs to wearing the mascot costumes to serving the food, they keep the event running smoothly each year. It looks like the brothers began volunteering with our Ride or Stride event in 2010, and they’ve been going strong ever since.  


Special thanks as well to :

Valerie Welch, for photographing the event

Cecilia Newman, for updating the beautiful logo that she created in 2017 when we updated our walk branding

Drew Owen, for his captivating magic as Professor Fizzwiffle


Thanks to everyone who fundraised, donated, attended the event and helped make this a successful day!