Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 10th Annual Walk for Hope Raises $156,000

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Large group photo of Walk for Hope participants The 10th Annual Walk for Hope, hosted by the IBD Family Research Council, raised more than $156,000 and counting to support CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The funds will help fuel tomorrow’s breakthroughs in many basic and clinical research studies, which aim to investigate new treatments that improve the quality of life for thousands of children affected by this often-debilitating disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) — which refers to both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis — affects 1.6 million Americans under the age of 18. The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CHOP is one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States. Each year, about 1,700 children with IBD come from around the world to receive the latest treatments and to participate in clinical research studies. Offering specialized care and support, CHOP’s team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists and more provide expert IBD care — from initial testing and diagnosis through long-term disease management.

Over the 10 years, Walk for Hope has raised more than $1 million for CHOP’s Center for Pediatric IBD.

 

Contact: Jennifer Lee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6084 or leej41@email.chop.edu