We are so excited to be part of the 2017 CHOP Buddy Walk and we hope you'll join us for a day of fun at the Villanova stadium. This is our 6th CHOP Buddy Walk and we're hoping it will be our best yet.
Porter will be headed to kindergarten in September. The work of the Trisomy 21 Program is integral to his success in school. The guidance we receive from the amazing team of doctors and clinicians at CHOP helps us ensure that Porter is growing and learning to the best of his ability. The CHOP team serves as a sounding board and helps us ensure that medical issues don't impede his learning and that we're on the right track related to accomodations to ensure that he's achieving his maximum potential.
The CHOP Buddy Walk is the sole fundraiser for the Trisomy 21 Program: CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program, which cares for more than 1,200 children and 300 adults annually, would not exist as it does today without the tremendous support of the CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day.
The CHOP Buddy Walk provides hope for tomorrow for children with trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, the most frequently occurring genetic syndrome in the United States. One in every 800 children are born with Down syndrome, and they often face an uncertain future. These children are at greater risk of developing chronic and life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, bone deformities, neurological, gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, as well as feeding and developmental disabilities.
How Can You Help?
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With your support, babies born with Down syndrome can experience the many joys of childhood — and flourish in adulthood.