CHOP’s Virtual Walk for Hope Has Kicked Off

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has kicked off their annual Walk for Hope event, which began April 19th and will run through April 25, 2021! This year, Walk for Hope is virtual and will be raising funds for discoveries in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research and care at CHOP.

For this event, individuals can generate a team, and with that team, create a meaningful mileage goal to accomplish by April 25th. After signing up, teams can personalize their fundraising page with their overall mileage goal included. Throughout this week, teams have accumulated miles by getting active (i.e. running, walking, biking). Whether a participant is an avid cyclist or enjoys a daily walk, each mile brings the team one step closer to their goal.

On April 25th, teams and the IBD patients will celebrate and participate in the post-event — which is to complete 1.8 miles in their local neighborhood to honor the 1,800 patients seen each year at the CHOP Center for Pediatric IBD. Participants can document their journey and progress through different social apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Strava, MapMyRun and Nike+ Run Club with use of the hashtag #CHOPWalkForHope.

CHOP has featured special videos and incentives throughout the week encouraging individuals to participate. This is a great opportunity for the local community to come together virtually to support children with IBD and bring hope to so many — and you can still sign up today and participate!

Every participant is encouraged to ask friends and family for donations in support of their goal and to aid in the efforts of curing IBD. You can learn about more ways to give by clicking here. Keep in mind, fundraising will be open until June 4, 2021.

About CHOP

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was the United States’ first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since its dawn in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless lives. Over the 150 years of innovation and service to their young patients, their families, and Philadelphia’s community, CHOP reflects an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care to this day.

Information provided by CHOP — Walk for Hope.