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Teaming Up for Families

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Teaming Up for Families

A CHOP program supported by Vanguard streamlines healthcare for under-resourced pregnant mothers and very young children.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Funding from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to Support Healthier Together

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Funding from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to Support Healthier Together

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $300,000 grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to expand the impact of Healthier Together programs focused on healthy food access. Healthier Together will partner with the Garden at the Nicolas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia, Medical Financial Partnership and Family Justice Partnership.

FDA Approves Two Gene Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease

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FDA Approves First CRISPR-Based Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CASGEVY™ (exagamglogene autotemcel) and LYFGENIA™ (lovotibeglogene autotemcel), the first two gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease  in patients 12 years and older with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs). 

A Day in the Life: Petra Molnar, PhD

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A Day in the Life: Petra Molnar, PhD

As a research trainee in infectious diseases, Dr. Molnar studies metabolic regulators to develop promising antimalarial therapies. Follow a day in her life.

Why I Give: Karyn Wire

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Why I Give: Karyn Wire

In 2016, our 8-year-old son Justin was airlifted to CHOP for emergency brain surgery. It hit us out of nowhere. When his sister and brother visited, Child Life came in with things like Legos and Play-Doh to distract them from his scary head wrap and get them to just play together. It took the fear out of the room.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Multi-Million Dollar Gift from Holveck Family to Support Groundbreaking Osteosarcoma Research

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has received a $6.4 million gift from the family of Connor Boyle, a Central Bucks East High School graduate who died at age 18 from osteosarcoma. This three-year gift, named The Connor Initiative: Precision Therapeutics for Osteosarcoma & Rare Cancers, will support cutting-edge research in osteosarcoma and other rare cancers.

CHOP’s Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day Raises $260,000+ for Trisomy 21 Program

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CHOP’s Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day Raises $260,000+ for Trisomy 21 Program

On Sunday, October 8, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted its annual Buddy Walk & Family Fun Day benefiting the hospital’s Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) Program, which supports healthier futures for patients and helps to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.


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