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.


Car Wash for Carson September 2023

Car Wash for Cason

FY23 Money Raised: $1,200+

A huge thank you to the Zona family who hosted their first annual Car Wash for Cason fundraiser! In memory of their son Cason, they raised $1,200 to support CHOP and the Fetal Heart Program. Thank you so much Amber, Tyler and baby Rhett!

3rd Annual Motorcycles for Maura June 2023

3rd Annual Motorcycles for Maura

FY23 Money Raised: $13,000+

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported the 3rd Annual Motorcycles for Maura Fundraiser! It was a fun filled day of food, music and festivities. Maura’s family, loved ones, and their huge network of supporters were able to raise over $13,000 for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at CHOP in her memory. We are so grateful for their continued support!

Lilly Walker receiving her Green Our for Cancer jersey 2023

Green Out Game

FY22 Money Raised: $1,000+

Haverford Hockey Club Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosted their annual Green Out Game to raise funds for CHOP’s cancer research. The team along with their presenting sponsor, Premier Orthopedics as well as other support from the community was able to come together and raise over $1,000 for CHOP!


Haverford Ice Hockey Stick It To Cancer January 2022

Green Out Game

FY21 Money Raised: $2,000+

On January 10, 2022 the players of Haverford Hockey Club Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosted their annual Green Out Game to raise funds for CHOP’s cancer research. The team along with their presenting sponsor, Premier Orthopedics as well as other support from the community was able to come together and raise over $2,000!


Grace Auto Group Fundraiser December 2021

Grace Auto Group

FY21 Money Raised: $10,000

A huge thank you to Grace Auto Group for raising $10,000 this holiday season! During the month of December, the dealership donated $250 for every car sold to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We are so incredibly grateful for their support!

Hope Fore! Hearts Golf Fundraiser Check Presentation March 2021 - November 2021

Hope Fore! Hearts

FY21 Money Raised: $3,500

A huge thank you to Tyler Debusschere, who raised $3,500 for the Cardiac Center at CHOP with his Hope Fore! Hearts golf fundraiser. Tyler was inspired by his older brother Jackson’s battle to overcome Giant Cell Myocarditis. Tyler is also an aspiring cardiologist as a result of Jackson’s experience and wants to be able to help others in healing their hearts! This spring, Tyler will be hosting his fundraiser again during his golf season! Way to go Tyler and good luck this upcoming season!

2 Infamous 4 Da Streets Fundraiser July 2021 - October 2021

2 Infamous 4 Da Streets

FY21 Money Raised: $1,000

Thank you so much to 2 Infamous 4 Da Streets for hosting a series of car cruises to support CHOP! In their first year fundraiser, they were able to successfully raise $1,000! The 2 Infamous 4 Da Streets Auto Club is a group of individuals that strive to improve our ways of reaching out to those in need of support, care and a helping hand. Members participate in both automobile and motorcycle related activities to include car cruises/meets, car shows, funeral runs, fundraisers, political campaigns, vigils, and additionally support other organizations or auto/ motorcycle clubs and their events. Thank you so much for your support!

Community Supporters Motorcycles for Maura 2 June 2021

Motorcycles for Maura

FY21 Money Raised: $10,000+

 Thank you so much to the first year event, Motorcycles for Maura! Maura’s family and friends raised over $10,000 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at CHOP in her memory.


Community Supports Art Through Connections 2020-2021

Connections through Art

FY20 Money Raised: $1,000+

Thank you to the Connections through Art Auction.  Ethan Duong wanted to raise money through an art auction through his senior project.  The art for this auction, pictured above, was made and donated by students, staff, and community at Renaissance Academy Charter School.  He was able to meet his goal and sent a $1000 donation to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  This money will be used to help support the hospital during this covid pandemic.  To all the artists, promoters, and auction participants of this event, we send a heartfelt thank you.

Donation check being presented by group January 2020

TJ Pope

FY20 Money Raised: $1000

A huge thank you to TJ Pope, who raised $1,000 for the APMS Program at CHOP! TJ was a patient in the AMPS program two years ago and wanted to pay it forward for his senior project. He reached out to local businesses for donations and gift cards and hosted a sweepstakes at his high school football game and a band craft fair. Way to go TJ!


Addison and Marlboro police department members with fundraiser check November 2019

Marlboro Township Police Department

FY20 Money Raised: $6100

To honor Parkway Ambassador Addison Kaplan, the Marlboro Township Police Department held a No Shave November fundraiser to raise money to benefit the Child Life Oncology Department-something that is so special to Addi and helped her greatly in her treatment. Marlboro PD was able to raise an incredible $6,100 for CHOP and plans to continue their fundraising efforts! Thank you so much for your support!

American Airlines Language Matters Italian Group November 2019

American Airlines Pizza With a Purpose Fundraiser

FY20 Money Raised: $1272.50

Way to go American Airlines Language Matters Italian Group! For the third year in a row, they hosted a themed company lunch to raise money in honor of an employee’s grandson. This year’s theme was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and featured pizza, soda and basket drawings. They were able to raise $1272.50 for the Cancer Center at CHOP!

Chelednik Family November 2, 2019

Chelednik Family Living for Two Fundraiser

FY20 Money Raised: $2370

Thank you so much to the Chelednik Family for hosting their Inaugural Living for Two Fundraiser! This Halloween themed dinner featured auction items, sweepstakes and a costume contest! They were able to raise an amazing $2370 for the Fetal Diagnosis Center at CHOP!

Riverton Police Association holding check in front of hospital November 2019

Riverton Police Association

FY20 Money Raised: $1500

The Riverton Police Association participated in their second annual No Shave November to raise money for the Cancer Center at CHOP! This year they were able to raise $1,500! In addition to making a monetary contribution this year, the Riverton Police Association donated a unique, custom-made battery operated children's car, replicating an actual Riverton Police Department patrol vehicle. The toy SUV was even outfitted with police lights and decals. The car was donated to CHOP patient Thomas Melvin and his family.

Women holding check for donation October 2019

Cayla Jacobs

FY20 Money Raised: $400

Cayla Jacobs, mother to two CHOP patients, hosted her first ever Run For Autism Barrel Bash on October 19th, 2019. This family fun day included a barrel race, Chinese auction, and sweepstakes! She was able to raise $400 in her first year to raise money for the Center for Autism Research here at CHOP! A huge thank you to Cayla and her team for putting on this amazing fundraiser!

Back in the Day Club on rooftop with fundraiser check October 2019

Back In The Day Car Club

FY20 Money Raised: $500

A huge thank you to Alfonzo Dowe, Theodore Dowe, James White, James Porter, Jimmy Johns and Robert Ransom-members of the Back In The Day Car Club who fundraised for the Children’s Fund at CHOP! They hosted a Chinese action during their annual car show Back in the Day Car Show in Pedricktown, NJ. Thank you so much for your support!

Jabz Boxing Donation September 2019

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

FY20 Money Raised: $2620.00

Way to go Jabz! Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women is a women’s fitness studio based out of Arizona. This year, two of their locations on the east coast -- Ridley Park, PA and Voorhees, NJ -- hosted a month long fundraiser in September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month! The two studios were able to raise a total of $2,620 for the Cancer Center at CHOP! Thank you so much for your support!

Claire Cordell September 2019

Claire Cordell Bake Sale

FY20 Money Raised: $500

A huge thank you to 8 year old Claire, who raised $500 for cancer research through her bake sale fundraiser! A cancer survivor herself, Claire was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, and has been 3 years cancer free. We are so grateful to Claire for her hard work raising funds and awareness for CHOP.

Mila August 9, 2019

Magical Mila Foundation Event

FY20 Money Raised: $120,000

Congratulations to The Magical Mila Foundation on an unbelievably successful first event! The foundation raised $120,000 in their first event held on August 9 at Maynard’s Café in Margate, NJ. This foundation is dedicated to the beautiful life and memory of 17-month-old Mila Gray Roomberg, who lost her life due to a rare manifestation of Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Proceeds from the event will benefit blood pressure technology, education and awareness at CHOP.

Tommy holding ceremonial check July 2019

Tommy's Fundraiser

FY20 Money Raised: $326

Tommy, 15, held a neighborhood fundraiser in December where he created and sold luminaries to neighbors to display on their curbs for the holiday season. He raised $326 for the Cancer Center at CHOP. Way to go Tommy!

Connor holding a check July 2019

Connor's Fundraiser

FY20 Money Raised: $1,000

Connor, a longtime patient at CHOP, really wanted to give back to the hospital. He saved all his allowance from this year to donate to CHOP. He also wrote a compelling email urging his family to join him. His fundraising efforts raised $1,000 for the Patient-Family Experience at CHOP!

Fundraising event June 13 - 14, 2019

Chips for CHOP

FY19 Money Raised: $282

Ava, a fifth grader at Dennis Township Elementary School, sold chips to her classmates and teachers for two days to benefit the Food Allergy Program at CHOP. Ava is an amazing example of a kid helping other kids just like her!

Ava holding a check June 18, 2019

Ava's Fundraiser

FY19 Money Raised: $59

Ava and her friends at Old Farmers Road School in Long Valley, NJ, held a fundraising booth at their school fair and donated $59 to CHOP's Celiac Center.

Team members holding a large check May 19, 2019

Woodbridge Police and Woodbridge Fire/EMS

FY20 Money Raised: $5000

A huge thank you to the Woodbridge Police (PBA Local #38) and Woodbridge Fire/EMS for raising $5,000 for Child Life at CHOP with their 8th Annual Emergency Services Cup! The two teams were joined by retired NHL and Team USA Special Olympic sled hockey players with the goal to pick a charity to donate to and to raise more money than the previous year. We are so grateful for their support of CHOP and look forward to cheering them on in the future!

Starbound Gymnastics group photo January 18 - 20, 2019

Star Bound Gymnastics Academy Raises Funds

FY19 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!

Riverton PD check presentation January 16, 2019

Riverton Police Department’s No-Shave November

FY19 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!


AALMIG group photo December 7, 2018

American Airlines Pasta with a Purpose Fundraiser

FY19 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.

Priyanka's Foundation check presentation September 19, 2018

Priyanka Hanumaihgari’s Fundraiser

FY19 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.

Anthony’s Italian Open check presentation September 17, 2018

2018 Anthony’s Italian Open

FY19 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.

Julia's Grace Foundation check presentation August 3, 2018

Julia's Grace Foundation

FY19 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.

James' check presentation July 2018

James' Par for the Harbor

FY19 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.

Gymratz Family Fit Day Group Photo June 23, 2018

Gymratz Family Fit Day

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.

Elan holding the check June 7, 2018

Elan's Cure for ADEM

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!

Children holding lemonade signs June 2, 2018

Lemonade Stand at the Shore

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.

Faulkner Auto Group holding check May 2018

Faulkner Auto Group

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.

Check presentation April 30, 2018

2018 Keystone Autism Golf

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!

Lacrosse teams group photo April 21, 2018

Lax for Max

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.

Samantha holding the check March 25, 2018

Samantha’s Mitzvah Project

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.

Cocktails for a Cure Group Photo March 10, 2018

Cocktails for a Cure

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.

Star Bound Gymnastics Group Photo January 12-14, 2018

Star Bound Gymnastics Raises Funds

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!

theCHIVE Philly group photo January 2018

theCHIVE Philly Raises Funds

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!

Check presentation January 9, 2018

Diamond Express Car Wash Fundraiser

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.


Blake's Blessing group photo December 2, 2017

2017 Blake’s Blessing Holiday Gala

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!

vinyasa and vino group photo December 1, 2017

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.

Break-a-thon group photo November 12, 2017

Elite TOMA Break-A-Thon

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.

RJS for POTS group photo November 4, 2017


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.

Muhlenberg College women’s volleyball October 2017

Rally for Reagan

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!

Turkey Bowl Participants photo October 28, 2017

Turkey Bowl

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!

child playing 9 ball at junior 9 ball tournament October 16, 2017

Fourth Annual Love from Lenny Golf Outing

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.

5k participants photo October 15, 2017

Jackson's Heroes' 5K and Family Fun Run

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.

Zeke's Memory 5K Participants September 9, 2017

Zeke’s Memory 5k

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!

group celebrating the fore for 4h community event August 13, 2017

Shaina’s Lemonade Stand

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.

group celebrating the fore for 4h community event July 15, 2017

Third Annual Fore For 4H Golf Outing

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!

child playing 9 ball at junior 9 ball tournament May 27, 2017

Open Junior 9Ball Benefit Tournament

FY18 Money Raised: $3,200

A big thank you to the Open Junior 9Ball Tournament that raised $3,200 for the Heart Failure and Transplant Program & the Oncology department. In the first year of the tournament they had a great turnout of junior players!

walkers participating in maddie's march May 6, 2017

Second Annual March for Maddie

FY18 Money Raised: Over $20,000

In honor of Maddie Schramm, her family hosted the 2nd Annual March for Maddie walk to benefit Pulmonary Hypertension Research at CHOP. This year’s walk raised over $20,000! Thank you to everyone who participated!