2019 Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day Raises More Than $281,000

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Family and doctor buddy walkChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) 18th Annual Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day raised $281,000 and counting for the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP.

Nearly 2,400 participants, including families affected by Down syndrome and community supporters, as well as our 10 Patient Champions, participated in the event held at Villanova University Stadium on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The family fun day was filled with exciting activities for the entire family, including moon bounces, carnival games, character appearances, food, entertainment and a silent auction.

The CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day began as a way to raise fund, promote acceptance and inclusion of people with trisomy 21, and celebrate families and individuals with Down syndrome. The inaugural Buddy Walk took place in November 2002 and funds raised helped establish CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program. As the sole fundraising event for the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP, the Buddy Walk raises crucial funds to support the program year-round, while celebrating children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

Contributed by: Jennifer Lee