Fundraising Tips

Thanks for joining us at the Parkway Run & Walk! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help kids. Share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Share with family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.


Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Rally The Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies. Download our Guide for Team Fundraising.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your hair stylist? Pharmacist? Co-workers? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your fundraising page on all your social media outlets.


Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips.

Text Messaging

Some folks don’t check their email very often. Try sending text messages! Be sure to include your fundraising page URL.

2x Your Impact

Matching gifts are a great way to double your impact! Check with your HR department or search our matching gifts directory.

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation. Download this Power Point template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.

Thank You, You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors, because without them, CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for cancer care and research — by following the simple tips below.

Recognize Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more and donate.

Use hashtags

Use #ParkwayRun in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your fundraising progress.

Tag us

Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.