Why Participate

Better treatments. Brand-new cures. Bold research.

Did you know?
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 15. Two out of three childhood cancer patients will have long-lasting, chronic conditions from treatment.

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Breakthrough Research

We participate in the Parkway 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.

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Exceptional Patient Care

CHOP is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment. Each child, at every stage of treatment, has a personalized care plan and gets the best possible recommendations. The Cancer Center team cares for the whole child, with psychosocial support, music and art therapy, and more.

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For All Kids

The Parkway Run & Walk is a celebration of all kids who have been cared for at CHOP’s Cancer Center. We walk and run for every one of them. Our Patient Ambassadors represent the thousands of children diagnosed with pediatric cancers each year. As they share their stories, they help the world understand why it’s worth supporting CHOP and its mission.

Meet Our Ambassadors

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Your Impact

We participate because we believe we can conquer childhood cancer. To make it happen, new treatments are urgently needed. Some areas that Parkway Run & Walk have funded are specialized treatment, support for survivors, state-of-the-art equipment and travel expenses.

What You Fund

CHOP’s Cancer Center was named the one of the top pediatric oncology programs in the nation for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report. 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.