Why We Walk

Why We Walk & Run

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 15. While researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work. So each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CHOP rallies to increase visibility of pediatric cancer in our communities. Get involved by learning, joining, sharing, and speaking up for kids with cancer.

The Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment and research. Patients and families come to CHOP from around the globe to receive the best available pediatric cancer care from some of the world’s top clinicians.

Not only are CHOP’s oncologists providing the most advanced treatments for pediatric cancers, they’re working every day to develop new therapies to treat children battling these devastating diseases, and addressing the late effects of cancer treatment felt by those who’ve won their fight.

Event Details

Event Details


Sunday, September 25, 2016


Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Eakins Oval


Proceeds from the Parkway Run & Walk benefit the pediatric cancer research and care at The Children’s Hospital.

Registration Details


Adult 5K Run (13 yrs & older) – $25.00
Adult Fun Walk – $25.00
Kids 5K Run – $12.00
Kids Fun Walk – $12.00


Please e-mail us at parkwayrun@email.chop.edu.

Additional Information

Forming Teams

Teams are formed in an effort to raise funds for children who are bravely fighting cancer. It is a way for friends and family to show their support for a child in their community, and rally around an important cause.

Visit the Parkway Run Registration Page, then select a participation type – runner or walker. You will then be asked to select a role. Select “Create a Team” to get started.

If I had a team last year, do I have to start over again?

Yes. Captains should visit the Parkway Run Registration Page. As a captain, you can use the same team name as last year and register for the event.

Team member registration

Invite team members to register through your participant center or have them go to the Parkway Run Registration Page and tell them to register under your team name.

Tax ID letters for contributions

Donations made payable to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Children’s Hospital Foundation will receive a tax ID letter.

Sending in donations

Please make checks payable to The Children’s Hospital Foundation/Parkway Run. Credit card donations can be made on the Parkway Run Donate Page.

You can mail checks and money orders to:

The Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attn: Parkway Run & Walk
P.O. Box 40930
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please download and use this form when submitting any check or money order donations.