Thanks for being part of the 2019 CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day! To help you make the most of your participation – and raise money for CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program – we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help individuals with Down syndrome. Share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.


Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies and encourage your teammates to do the same. Download the Team Fundraising Guide, and check out our Team Fundraising Ideas.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Relatives? Neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels.


Send individual emails to your family and friends. Remember to be specific when asking for a donation. See our Email Writing Tips.

Text Messaging

Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL.

Double Your Impact

Check with your HR department or search our matching gifts directory to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation. Download this PowerPoint template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.

Thank You, You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors because without them, CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraising efforts can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved – and raise more money for kids with Down syndrome – by following these simple tips.

Recognize Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about Down syndrome and donate using your personal URL.

Use hashtags

Use #CHOPBuddyWalk in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your fundraising progress!

Tag us

Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.


The CHOP Buddy Walk logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts, and print materials. If you have any questions, please contact before use.

The CHOP Buddy Walk logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font or symbol and text lock-up.