2021 CHOP Buddy Walk®

Join us on October 1, 2021

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Please Join Us Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

A celebration 20 years in the making!

The 2021 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Buddy Walk® is such a festive and inspiring event that not even a pandemic can stop the CHOP Down syndrome community from celebrating.

Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 7, for a virtual program to honor these inspiring individuals with Down syndrome as we dance and sing for more breakthroughs at the CHOP Trisomy 21 Program.

This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buddy Walk having raised more than $4 million since 2002. During the past two decades, the CHOP Trisomy 21 Program has supported thousands of families of Trisomy 21 individuals, commonly known as Down syndrome. This event has created support groups, research projects and increased clinical days by 6 times over the past 20 years – and there is more work to be done!

CHOP Buddy Walk® will be hosting weekly fundraising challenges with team incentives starting Oct 1. Each team captain will be sent a CHOP Buddy Walk Celebration Kit to allow for maximum fun during the Nov. 7 virtual program — all to support breakthrough care and brighter futures for individuals with Down syndrome.

Get Your Team on a T-shirt!

To have your team's name included on our 20th Anniversary CHOP Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day T-shirt, be sure to register by Wednesday, Sept. 29. It's a great way to recognize your team and honor your loved one with Down syndrome.

Registration Details

Adults: $15
Children (age 5-12): $10
Children age 4 and younger: Free
Trisomy 21 patient: Free
(Registration will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021)

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Please contact us at BuddyWalk@chop.edu.