Event Details

The 12th annual Walk for Hope is a weeklong virtual challenge to raise funds and awareness for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The community will come together virtually to support children with IBD and create hope.


Walk for Hope Virtual Edition: Monday, April 19, through Sunday, April 25
Virtual Program: Sunday, April 25, at 11 a.m.


For this challenge, each team will create a personal mileage goal that is meaningful to their team or IBD patient’s journey. For example, a team might pledge to reach 45 miles for a child’s 45 infusions or 192 miles for 192 days of treatment. Friends and family donate to support an individual’s or a team’s goal. Here are some examples of meaningful mileage goals:

  • 585 miles for the 5,850 infusions completed each year at the IBD Center
  • 240 miles for 24 days inpatient at CHOP
  • 180 miles for the 1,800 patients seen at the IBD Center
  • 41 miles for the 41 active IBD research projects at CHOP
  • 23 miles for 23 infusions since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease

Throughout the week, teams will accumulate miles by getting active (running, walking, biking). Whether a participant is an avid cyclist or enjoys a daily walk, our goal is to find a cure for children with IBD. The week will feature special videos and incentives and will conclude with an inspiring virtual program.

For more information, check out How It Works.


Proceeds from Walk for Hope Virtual Edition support the breakthrough IBD research that happens every day at Children’s Hospital to improve the lives of thousands of children with IBD.

Registration Fees

Adults: $20
Children (age 12 and under): $10
IBD patient: Free
Event registration ends at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021.


For more information, email walkforhope@chop.edu.

Walk For Hope Committee

Nancy and Jeff Fine

Abby Rubin
Abby Souder
Alison Lynch
Amy Jones
Brad Bernstein
Elise Bernstein
Erin Zirkel
Gina Giallella
Jaida Barnes
Julie L. Rome
Kadi Schenk
Louise Kennedy
Madison Weaver
Nancy Barker
Natalia Andeliz
Scarlett Miller
Stephen Czech
T. J. Villanti
Tiffany Main
Tori Levine