IBD Family Research Council (FRC)

The Family Research Council (FRC) is a volunteer organization of families whose children have been cared for at the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Organized in 2006, the FRC is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children suffering with IBD and is committed to raising the research dollars that CHOP needs to continue finding better treatments and get us to a cure.

We believe that one day the cure will come, and when it does, it will come from children's hospital of Philadelphia. that's what drives us.

Each year, the incidence of IBD increases, and today it is one of the most significant chronic diseases affecting children. Nearly every dollar raised goes directly towards research, and the FRC has raised close to $2 million for IBD research at CHOP. The FRC meets to learn about the latest cutting-edge research from Robert N. Baldassano, MD, and his team of physicians and researchers. 

Walk for Hope

Walk for Hope check presentation at the event The Walk for Hope, a 5K Run / 2K Family Walk, has become the FRC's annual fundraising event. It is the only major event in the greater Philadelphia area directly supporting pediatric IBD research. This year's event took place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

To contact the IBD Family Research Council, please email us.