Please Join Us Sunday, Oct. 2!

Each fall, thousands of people walk with us to raise crucial funds for the Trisomy 21 Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We hope you'll join us! Note that the last day to register online is Thursday, Sept. 29!

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2016 CHOP Buddy Walk

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Villanova Stadium for the 2016 CHOP Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day! As the sole fundraising event for the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP, the Buddy Walk raises crucial funds to support the program year-round while celebrating children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

The fun and festive event includes games, athletic activities, moon bounces, arts and crafts, music, mascot appearances and more. Bring your whole family!

Goal: $250,000



CHOP Buddy Walk began 15 years ago as a way to raise funds, promote acceptance and inclusion of people with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and to have a great time.

Last year’s CHOP Buddy Walk raised more than $200,000 to support the Trisomy 21 Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. More than 2,200 patients, family members, friends and supporters joined us.

Sign up today and join the fun!

Why We Walk

Evan Evan’s family explains why they participate in the Buddy Walk and how CHOP has helped them.

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Seeking: Items for Silent Auction

Donate an item to the CHOP Buddy Walk Silent Auction. Fill out our Auction Donation Form (PDF, 230KB).

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