The Parkway Run & Walk is so much more than just a 5K run/2K walk. It’s about a community coming together with one goal: to create a future without pediatric cancer. Although we won’t be gathering with our friends and family on the Parkway, we’ll still be raising funds to find a cure.
Join us today — because a future without cancer begins with us!
Why This Is So Important to Our Team:
Last May, our 15 month old son Tommy Lake was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma after a pediatrician found hardness in his belly. He endured 5 rounds of intense and aggressive chemotherapy over the course of 6 months and had major abdominal surgery to remove the tumor in his liver. He was poked and prodded more before his 2nd birthday than I have ever been in my whole life. Thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses at Chop, Tommy went into remission on October 22. He is currently 9 months in remission with a full head of hair and much of his strength back. We are grateful every day for the life saving treatment he received at Chop.
Cancer Doesn't Stop, And Neither Will We:The world slowed down, but parents were still hearing the words “your child has cancer.”
Childhood Cancer Cures Begin at CHOP: U.S. News & World Report ranks CHOP’s Cancer Center as the #1 pediatric oncology program in the nation. Every day, CHOP’s Cancer Center team is redefining what a cancer diagnosis means for a child. The center offers the most advanced therapies available anywhere in the world, including cutting-edge clinical trials that reprogram the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.
How You Can Help
Make an Immediate Impact Today:100% of every donation to the 2020 Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition, presented by Citadel, will help CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer, developing new treatments that will improve outcomes for children, and one day may lead to a cure for childhood cancer.