Together, We Are Making a Difference!

Thank you for being part of CHOP Buddy Walk!

Our 22nd year celebrating the 21st chromosome was a huge success – thanks to you and you and YOU! More than 140 teams and thousands of participants joined us for the CHOP Buddy Walk® on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at Lincoln Financial Field.

Together, we raised an amazing $260,717 (and counting!) to power the Trisomy 21 Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This program provides care for hundreds of children with Down syndrome, offers support to patients throughout their lives, and resources to their families. It truly is a special program and because of you, it can continue to grow, expand and help even more individuals with Down syndrome!

Thank you to all our teams, our individual walkers, sponsors, donors and supporters who joined us in person or in spirit. With your help, we will create brighter futures for all our buddies!

Why We Walk

To support life-changing care, education and research that make it possible for our patients to experience the joys of childhood and flourish in adulthood.

Our 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.

Photo Gallery

Check out our smiles! We had a blast at the 2023 CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day. See if you can find your favorite buddy among our many friends!

Join Us Next Year

If you didn’t get a chance to join us this year, submit your name and email and we’ll send you information about next year’s event as it becomes available.

Pay It Forward

“CHOP made a difference for our son, as well as so many who have Down syndrome — both young and adult. We want to pay it forward!”

— Julie & Mitch Rothholz, 2023 CHOP Buddy Walk Co-Chairs