SEE HOW FAR WE’VE COME: READ OUR ORIGIN STORY

The first CHOP Buddy Walk® was created in 2002 by six families with one mission: to raise funds to support the creation of a specialized program for individuals with Down syndrome. Read about our first event in November 2002, meet some of our first patient families and learn how their lives have changed by the Trisomy 21 Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


WHY PARTICIPATE

CHOP Buddy Walk® supports life-changing care, treatment, education and research that makes it possible for our Trisomy 21 patients to experience the joys of childhood and flourish in adulthood.

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PATIENT CHAMPIONS

Our inspiring patients are the reason the CHOP Buddy Walk® was created and why we continue to strive to create breakthroughs for every child in our care.

Meet our Champions

2021 VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Missed the CHOP Buddy Walk® virtual program on Facebook Live? You can still capture some of the excitement by watching the taped program on CHOP’s Facebook page.

Watch the Program


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