Why Participate

Cancer doesn’t stop, and neither will we. 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 to conquer childhood cancer — especially to support early-stage, cutting-edge work.

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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 institutions like CHOP.

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

2022-23 USNews BadgeCHOP’s Cancer Center was named the one of the best pediatric oncology programs in the nation for 2022-23 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.