Resources and Tips

Thanks for joining us at the Parkway Run & Walk, presented by Citadel Credit Union! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for cutting-edge pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help kids. Please share this page with your teammates!

Fundraising Tips

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP’s Cancer Center.

ASK EVERYONE

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Your relatives? Your neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

SEND A TEXT

Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL and a fun photo or video!

EMAILS

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.

EXPRESS GRATITUDE

Remember to thank ALL 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 you and your team.

2X YOUR IMPACT

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo or story. Share your personal fundraising page or download a fundraising bib, personalize it and share on social media. Make sure you use the hashtag #ParkwayRun.

CREATE A PERSONALIZED QR CODE

Copy your personalized fundraising page URL into a QR-code-generating website and share the code on a flyer or poster for friends and family to donate!

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation. The more people who join your team and fundraise, the broader your team’s reach. Remember, your team can include virtual participants who live anywhere in the world!

CREATE A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

Did you know? Facebook Fundraisers are a fast and simple way to expand your fundraising and help participants raise 3X more! Log in to your event fundraising portal and select “create a Facebook Fundraiser” to get started!

LINK TO US!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about pediatric cancer research and donate using your personal URL. Looking for your URL? Email parkwayrun@chop.edu for assistance.

Use hashtags

Use #ParkwayRun and #ForBreakthroughs in your posts to make it easy for 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.

USE STICKERS

To find and use fun GIFs in your social stories, search “parkway” in stickers.

Instagram Resources

Utilize the below templates for your Instagram Story to let your followers know why you are participating and how they can support you! Fill in the blanks or add your own photo and share with your networks. For mobile devices, tap and save the images below to your phone. For desktop users, download the complete collection here.

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Engage your Followers

Looking for new ways to fundraise? Try engaging your followers using our Donation Board and Thermometer!

Post an image of the Parkway Run and Walk Donation Board on your Facebook or Instagram and update as you go by marking an X on the spaces that have been donated. You can even tag who donated in that spot!

Share an image of the Parkway Run and Walk Thermometer as you reach certain milestone and make sure you recognize your followers for their donation! Make sure to include your customized fundraising link in your profile or tag your Facebook fundraiser so people can make their donation.

Rally Your Team

Use our Instagram story template to rally your team and get everyone excited to participate! Tag your teammates, and don’t forget to tag us @ChildrensPhila so we can follow along!

What does the Parkway Run mean to you? Using this story template, create your own description of the event and encourage your teammates to do the same. Let your followers know why you want to conquer childhood cancer!

Logos

The Parkway Run & Walk logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts, and print materials. BEFORE USING, please contact parkway@chop.edu.

The Parkway Run & Walk logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font or symbol and text lock-up.