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 in the search for a cure, they need more funding to accelerate their work.

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Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment

The Cancer Center at 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.

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Breakthrough Research

Researchers and clinicians at CHOP are working every day to develop new therapies to treat children battling these devastating diseases, and addressing the long-term effects of cancer treatment felt by those who’ve won their fight.

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


of every donation received for the Parkway Run & Walk funds breakthrough research and care for children treated at CHOP.