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Team Captain Team Zach 2024 Walk for Hope


Hey everybody, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was 7. At the time my condition was pretty rough and that's when my family turned to CHOP. With proper treatment, CHOP played a massive role in my journey to remission. I'm walking to raise money and awareness so kids like me can get the help they need, and the treatment they deserve.

Why Should You Join?

  • IBD is growing at a rapid speed: Inflammatory bowel disease is the fastest-growing autoimmune disorder in children younger than 5.
  • Too many kids are suffering: Each year, the Center for Pediatric IBD at CHOP treats more than 1,800 young patients who suffer from abdominal pain, intestinal inflammation and other symptoms of this often-debilitating disease.
  • Breakthroughs need funding: The past few years have produced an explosion of knowledge about the genetics of IBD and expanded treatment options. Today, expert gastroenterologists, geneticists and researchers work together to evaluate each child’s DNA and microbiome with the goal of developing truly personalized medicine. Walk for Hope funds these discoveries – taking us one step closer to a cure.

How Can You Help?
Join us or donate today and help change the lives of children with IBD.

Thank you for your support!