EVENT DETAILS

Join us at the 21st Annual CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day! The day will be filled with fun activities for the entire family, including moon bounces, carnival games, character appearances, food, entertainment and a silent auction. More than 3,000 family members and friends come together each year for this festive event that celebrates all individuals with Down syndrome.

NOTE: Don’t miss your chance to be included on CHOP Buddy Walk event T-shirt. Register by Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

When

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022
9:30 a.m. – Registration begins
10:30 a.m. – Event kickoff
11:30 a.m. – Ceremonial lap begins
1 p.m. – Event concludes

Where

Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Why

100% of funds raised from the CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day supports healthier futures for patients of CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program and helps improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

Getting There and Parking

Lincoln Financial Field is accessible by private vehicle and public transportation. Parking will be in Lot K (North Entrance). Directions to get to Lot K and exit Lot K.

Registration Fees

Preregistration

Adults (age 13+): $15
Children (age 4-12): $10
Children younger than 4: Free
Virtual Participant: $15

Event Day Registration

Adults: $20
Children (age 4-12): $10
Children younger than 4: Free
Virtual Participant: $15

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Additional Information

Forming Teams

When you form a Buddy Walk® team, you are building excitement and passion around your shared cause: Raising funds for CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program. It’s a way for friends, family and colleagues to show support for an individual in their community and make a real difference in the lives of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Getting started

Visit the CHOP Buddy Walk® registration page, then select “Create a Team” to get started. Register your team and start fundraising by Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, to be included on the 2022 CHOP Buddy Walk event T-shirt!

If I had a team last year, do I have to start over again?

Yes. Captains should visit the CHOP Buddy Walk® registration page. You can use the same team’s name as last year to register for the event. If you do not remember your registration information, please contact buddywalk@chop.edu.

Team member registration

Invite team members to register through your participant center or have them go to the CHOP Buddy Walk® registration page and tell them to register under your team’s name.

Raising funds and sending donations

There are so many ways you can raise money for individuals with Down syndrome and CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program through the CHOP Buddy Walk. See our fundraising tips and social media resources and learn how to secure online and in-person donations on our ways to give page.

Tax ID letters for contributions

Donations made payable to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Hospital Foundation will receive a tax ID letter.

Questions?

Email BuddyWalk@chop.edu.