We am raising money and walking to help create hope. Join us on my fundraising journey to find a cure for IBD! #GarrettsGroupies

Why Should You Join?

When your child has inflammatory bowel disease, it’s hard to have any semblance of control over the situation. But participating in CHOP’s Walk for Hope allows families like ours to take back control, knowing we are making a difference by helping fund research to find better treatments, and one day, a cure for IBD. 

Last year more than 800 walkers and runners participated in the CHOP Walk for Hope and raised more than $169,000 for IBD research. Thanks to your support, “Garrett’s Groupies” was THE TOP fundraising team, raising more than $14,000! Thank you!

Your kindness and generosity made a big difference in helping our family feel supported and has gone a long way towards find a cure for IBD! 

We look forward to this year’s CHOP Walk for Hope at Citizens Bank Park, and a brighter future for children with IBD.

Additionally, I am on the Walk for Hope Committee. If you know of an area business that may be interested in helping to sponsor the event, would like to donate items, gift cards or services for the gift baskets and sweepstakes, or would consider placing a flyer about the event in their store, please let me know!

Did you know? 

  • 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 our team or donate today and help change the lives of children with IBD.

Thank you for your support! xoxo


Team Members