For 18 years, CHOP Buddy Walk® has brought together thousands of families, friends and supporters to celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

This year, COVID-19 has made it critical to reimagine this heartwarming event. While it is inspiring to gather each year, the heart of CHOP Buddy Walk® is celebrating your buddy while supporting the groundbreaking research and care at CHOP.

We are happy to continue this celebration in 2020 during CHOP Buddy Walk® Virtual Edition, a team fundraising event throughout the month of October. This virtual event will include weekly fundraising challenges, team incentives and fun 3-2-1 activities for the whole family — all to support breakthrough care at the CHOP Trisomy 21 Program.

Register Today


CHOP Buddy Walk® Virtual Edition begins Oct. 1, 2020 and will culminate in a virtual program on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at 11 a.m.

Registration fees

Virtual Participant: Free
Virtual Participant (Adult) with t-shirt: $20
Virtual Participant (12 and younger) with t-shirt: $10

*Please note, t-shirt registrations placed after September 16 are not guaranteed to be delivered before October 1.

Event calendar

It’s fun and easy to participate in the CHOP Buddy Walk® Virtual Edition! Whether your family likes movies, sports or music, these weekly challenges include activities everyone can enjoy. Have fun with your family and raise funds for buddies along the way! Find out how.

CHOP Buddy Walk® Auction Items

Check out our exciting selection of auction items and place your bid to support the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP! The auction will close on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Winners will be announced during the Virtual Program on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.

Get Your CHOP Buddy Walk® Gear

Looking for a way to rep your Buddy all year round? Shop our selection of limited-edition CHOP Buddy Walk® items. All proceeds benefit the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP!

Buddy Walk Committee 2020

Julie Gerhart Rothholz, Co-chair
Mitch Rothholz, Co-chair
Jimmy Coughlin
Susan Davis
Jacqui DiDomenico
Heather Healey
Christa Lynch
Janice Radway
Susan Scerbo
Melissa Stauffer
Kim Stranix
Danielle Thompson
Kimberly Touch Rinaldi
Kathy Trainor
Michelle Viall