Why Participate

Cancer doesn’t stop, 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 for creating a future without childhood cancer — especially for early-stage, cutting-edge work.

2021-22 USNews BadgeCHOP’s Cancer Center was named the No. 1 pediatric oncology program in the nation for 2021-22 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.

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Breakthrough Research

We get active 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

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.

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For All Kids

Parkway Run and Walk is a celebration of all kids who have been cared for at our Cancer Center. We walk, run, bike and get active for each and 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 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meet Our Ambassadors

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Your Impact

We get active 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