Aileen Maltese's Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Page

The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is an annual fundraising and awareness event comprised of a series of local walks held on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of September.

In 2016, the event was held at 85 locations, involved more than 11,000 participants, and raised over $500,000 for research and other patient centered programs. The 10th annual walk will be held on September 16th & 23rd 2017. As always, it is our goal to have at least one walk in every state, and for 80% of the money raised going towards research, education, and awareness.

Message from Aileen:
I was diagnosed with Chiari off of a 5year old MRI. I had been suffering with a margarine that never went away and to top it all of i had started black out. Amongst other fun things. Today I've been decompressed and fused for 3years and though i don't black out anymore I still suffer from daily headaches. I developed pseudotumor cerebri, which led to more meds which caused problems which led to even more meds. Surgery isn't a fix, it's like putting a dot bandaid on shark bite.

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Walk Location:
New York, Long Island
Holtsville Ecology Center
249 Buckley Rd
Holtsville, NY 11742
Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Site Organizer: Michele Vittorio
Team Name: Aileen's Support
Team Fundraising Goal: $100.00
Team Amount Raised: $150.00

Fundraising Goal: $100.00

Online Donations: $150.00

Approved Offline Donations: $0.00

Pending Offline Donations: $0.00

Amount Raised: $150.00

Amount You Raised


Walker Chart
$150 of $100 Goal

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Walker Chart
$150 of $100 Goal


Chiari Malformation (Arnold-Chiari) is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms.