Thank You to Our Community Supporters
Without community supporters like you organizing and hosting special events to benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we would not be able to make as many breakthroughs, nor help as many children. Thank you for today. Thank you for tomorrow. And thank you for making tomorrow's breakthroughs happen every day at Children's Hospital.
FY18 Money Raised: $15,000
Star Bound Gymnastics Academy raised $15,000 at the 22nd Annual Star Struck Invitational at the Atlantic City Convention Center for the Child Life Department. Star Bound has raised $79,000 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in just four years! We are so thankful for their hard work and support!
FY18 Money Raised: $1,000
Thank you to Patrolman Andrew Beuschel, Chief John Shaw, Patrolman Vincent Coniglione, Patrolman Jeffrey Walker, and members of the Riverton Police Department who participated in their No-Shave November Fundraiser. They raised funds for and awareness of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by not shaving their facial hair during the months of November and December. Their first annual fundraiser raised $1,000, benefitting the Children’s Fund at CHOP!
FY18 Money Raised: $2,400
A huge thank you to American Airlines Language Matters Italian Group for hosting their Grinch themed Pasta with a Purpose Fundraiser. This festive fundraiser featured employees selling pasta, meatballs, cake and cannoli along with a variety of basket drawings. The event raised $2,400, which will benefit the Cancer Center at CHOP in honor of an employee’s grandson.
FY18 Money Raised: $500
Thank you to Priyanka Hanumaihgari from Allentown, PA. After volunteering at various hospitals, she developed a passion for helping kids and wanted to focus her efforts on raising money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She raised over $500 for the Cancer Center by selling unused dance items that she had bought for her Indian classical dance performances at the annual North American Telugu Association conference.
FY18 Money Raised: $50,000
Thank you to Anthony Foster and Michael Melvin for their incredible support of CHOP through the 2018 Anthony’s Italian Open golf outing! The event is hosted by Anthony’s Ristorante and Banquet Center and was held at Paxon Hollow Country Club.
FY18 Money Raised: $10,000
The Julia’s Grace Foundation has graciously donated $10,000 to the Integrative Health Program at CHOP. This donation will help fund a part-time yoga instructor for cancer patients at King of Prussia. Through their yoga practice, patients will experience a measure of relief from their illness and treatment side effects and will learn techniques that will serve them well for a lifetime.
FY18 Money Raised: $7,500
Thank you to James and his family for hosting their first annual golf tournament, James’ Par for the Harbor, last July and raising an amazing $7,500 for the Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine! They’re gearing up for their second golf outing coming up on July 27, 2019.
FY18 Money Raised: nearly $2,500
Thank you to Gymratz for hosting their first Family Fit Day to benefit Sickle Cell Disease and Research! The day raised almost $2,500 and was held June 23, 2018, at McCreesh Park in Philadelphia.
FY18 Money Raised: $1,750
When Elan was 6, he was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Neurologists at CHOP were the only ones able to correctly identify this rare neurological disease as well as provide the support and medical care. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at CHOP Elan made a complete recovery. To spread the word and say thank you, Elan hosted Elan's Cure for ADEM with his friends, family and school and raised $1,750! Thank you Elan for your hard work and support!
FY18 Money Raised: $103
Liesel, Miles, Maggie, Emma, Peter and Autumn — several of whom have received care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) over the course of their short lives —organized a lemonade and iced tea stand in Long Island last summer. They are all Curious George fans with appreciation for his philanthropic pursuits and were inspired to give back. They raised $103 at their shore-side stand and decided to donate all of the money they earned to support patients at CHOP.
FY18 Money Raised: $11,600
A huge thank you to Faulkner Auto Group and their amazing network of dealerships and collisions centers. Employees purchased T-shirts to be worn throughout the summer to support CHOP. Proceeds from the sale benefitted Cancer Research at CHOP.
FY18 Money Raised: Over $5,000
Thank you to our wonderful friends, the Staub family, for hosting their 2nd Annual Keystone Autism Golf Outing to support the Center for Autism Research at CHOP! This year the event raised over $5,000!
FY18 Money Raised: $3,505
Thank you to Amy and Ben Melgaard and the entire Boonton High School and Pequannock High School boys lacrosse teams and their efforts to raise money for Dr. Leahy’s retinoblastoma research. This charity lacrosse game was played in memory of Ben’s cousin, Max, who passed away in August 2017.
FY18 Money Raised: $2,000
A big thank you to 13-year-old Samantha who raised $2,000 by selling bracelets and Super Bowl boxes for her mitzvah project. The funds will be used to support families at CHOP as they navigate their child’s celiac disease diagnosis and will allow them to buy and sample gluten free foods.
FY18 Money Raised: Over $20,000
Cocktails for a Cure, hosted on March 10, raised over $20,000 for FBXL4 Research at CHOP being conducted by Dr. Marni Falk. The event included a fun night of silent auction, basket drawings and a 50/50. Thank you to Juliet’s Cure and A Cure for Addison and Jacob for helping to make breakthroughs happen in mitochondrial research.
FY18 Money Raised: $25,000
Way to go Star Bound Gymnastics! This year the gym raised $25,000 for the Child Life Fund at CHOP through the 21st Annual Star Struck Invitational that took place January 12 through 14 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ. This group has raised over $68,000 for CHOP in just three years!
FY18 Money Raised: $750
Thank you to theCHIVE Philly and theCHIVE New England for your donation to the Children’s Fund. The two chapters held a friendly wager with the proceeds of their fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Hospital of the Super Bowl winning city. Go Eagles!
FY18 Money Raised: $500
Thank you to Christopher Jain and Diamond Express Car Wash, located in Morton, PA, which held a fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Fund at CHOP and raised $500.
FY18 Money Raised: $5,000
Thank you to Gwen, Chris and Blake Jones and the Blake’s Blessing organization, who held a wonderful holiday gala in December. The event raised $5,000, which will be donated to the Neurology and Infectious Disease programs at CHOP!
2017 Vinyasa and Vino
FY18 Money Raised: Over $500
Thank you to CrossFit KOP for hosting their second Vinyasa and Vino event! They raised over $500 for the Cardiac Center through a donation yoga class where friends shared wine and snacks with Vinyasa yoga class.
FY18 Money Raised: $13,000
Thank you to Elite TOMA Martial Arts and all of their students who participated in the 2017 Break-A-Thon, raising $13,000 for the Children's Fund at CHOP! Students received donations and pledges for the number of boards they broke on Break-A-Thon day.
FY18 Money Raised: Nearly $2,000
RJS in Richboro raised almost $2,000 for POTS research at CHOP! The Run, Jump, Sweat fundraiser consisted of donation-based fitness classes for the day.
To honor a teammate’s family member currently battling cancer, the Muhlenberg College women’s volleyball team has led an incredible fundraising effort throughout the month of October to raise money for the oncology program at CHOP as well as increase awareness and support of childhood cancer. To date, “Rally for Reagan” has raised over $7,000. Thank you!
FY18 Money Raised: $31,000
The 6th Annual Lannigan’s Turkey Bowl raised an amazing $31,000 for the Children’s Fund at CHOP. The fundraiser, put on by Jim and Andrea Lannigan, continues to grow in its success year after year, and CHOP couldn’t be more thankful for the hard work the family puts in to help fund tomorrow’s breakthroughs!
The Fourth Annual Love from Lenny Golf Outing, Dinner and Silent Auction was held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Radnor Valley Country Club. The event was hosted by the Love from Lenny Foundation in memory of Lenny Siegel, a beloved member of the local community. The money raised will be dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and families in need through the Hope for Families Fund.
FY18 Money Raised: $10,000
Thank you to Jackson's Heroes for donating $10,000 from the Jackson's Heroes' 5K Run and Family Fun Walk held on October 15. The donation benefited the PICU at CHOP in memory of Jackson.
FY18 Money Raised: $3,500
In memory of her grandson who suffered from a rare autoinflammatory disease, Diane Fairbanks held the 2nd Annual Zeke’s Memory 5k walk in South Dartmouth, MA, to raise money for Dr. Behrens’ Rheumatology Research Fund. To date, Diane has raised over $7,000 through this event! Thank you!
A big thank you to Shaina Berkowitz who raised $240 for research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) by holding a lemonade stand in her community! She was inspired by her third-grade teacher, Mrs. Arnaiz, who raised $4,000 for CHOP with the help of her class at Hallowell Elementary School. It’s children like Shaina that help to make tomorrow’s breakthroughs possible.
FY18 Money Raised: Over $10,000
The third annual Fore For 4H Golf Outing held on July 15 was another tremendous success! The Triptow Family hosted more than 200 people for a day of golf, great food and basket drawings. They raised more than $10,000 for 4H syndrome research at CHOP!