Why Participate

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 15. While researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress, more funding is crucial for creating a future without childhood cancer — especially for early-stage, cutting-edge work.

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Breakthrough Research

We walk or run to support the efforts of CHOP’s physician-scientists, who are working every day to discover new treatment options. They’re developing clinical trials that give patients access to the newest therapies under investigation — with the goal of revolutionizing pediatric cancer care.

Learn how your donations are advancing cancer research and care at CHOP.

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Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment. Patients and families from around the globe seek out CHOP’s world-class pediatric oncologists, who have experience with every type of cancer, from the most common to the most rare.

Our Ambassadors

Kaitlyn with her dadPatient Ambassadors of the Parkway Run & Walk have a big job to do. It’s up to them to represent the thousands of children diagnosed with pediatric cancers each year. As they share their stories, they help the world understand what childhood cancer takes away and why it’s worth supporting institutions like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meet Our Ambassadors