Lupus is a disease of the immune system. Credit: Lupus Foundation of America
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The Parkinson’s Unity Walk This 1.4-mile walk raises funds for Parkinson’s research. When: April 26, 10 a.m. Where: Central Park
11th annual Run as One 4M and Health Walk Did you know that more than 60 percent of people with lung cancer have never smoked or have quit smoking? Learn more about lung cancer in this four-mile run that raises funding and awareness about lung cancer. After the run you can participate in a health festival. When: April 27, 8:30 a.m. Where: Central Park near East 68th Street
11th Annual Newport 10K Bring the whole family to this run in Jersey City. You’ll run at the waterfront with a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline. Proceeds will be donated to the Jersey City Medical Center. When: May 3, 8:30 a.m. Where: Newport Town Square, 100 Town Square Pl., Jersey City
21st Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women Walk or run to support Right Action for Women, which helps provide screening for women at increased risk for breast cancer. When: May 3, 9 a.m. Where: Times Square
Walk to Cure Psoriasis Walk the beautiful botanical gardens to help find a cure for this skin disease. Added perks: There will also be a doctor and nutritionist on hand. When: May 4, 8:30 a.m. Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Walk MS NYC Choose a two- or four-mile route to help raise money for multiple sclerosis. The hope is that one day everyone will gather again in the future — but to celebrate a cure for the disease. When: May 4, 9 a.m. Where: Pier 26, West and North Moore Streets
Walk to End Lupus Now Join thousands of walkers on this 3.1-mile walk to fight the disease. It will be held in 60 cities across the country. When: May 3, 8.30 a.m. Where: South Street Seaport
NYC Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis When: Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. Where: South Street Seaport The 1.3 mile-walk raises funds and awareness for cures for digestive diseases.
AIDS Walk New York When: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. Where: Central Park One out of six people with HIV don't know they're infected. Join this 6.2-mile walk through the park to show support.