CHOP Announces Citadel as Presenting Sponsor of 2019 Parkway Run & Walk

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that Citadel will be the presenting sponsor of its 2019 Parkway Run & Walk, taking place Sept. 29, 2019, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Held every September, the Parkway Run & Walk is the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Center at CHOP, an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment and research. Citadel has made a two-year commitment to support the event, and will be creating a team of employees to join the thousands of supporters along the Parkway in the fight against pediatric cancer.

“Citadel is proud to be actively involved in CHOP’s Parkway Run & Walk, an extraordinary event that draws people together in support of a common goal — to help kids with cancer. We strive to be more than a financial institution; we want to improve the lives of people in our community,” said Jeff March, President and CEO, Citadel. “It is our honor to support CHOP’s globally recognized medical and research teams at the Cancer Center, and to participate in the magic of the Parkway Run.” 

“We are very thankful for Citadel’s commitment to sponsoring our annual Parkway Run & Walk,” said Stephen Hunger, MD, Chief of the Division of Oncology and Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at CHOP. “The Parkway Run embodies everything we are about; moving forward with unity and a commitment to advancing medicine, and finding a cure for childhood cancer. Citadel’s community involvement and philanthropy helps to fuel tomorrow’s breakthrough therapies. Without it, none of these advances would be possible; we are very grateful, and we look forward to a continuing partnership.”

The Cancer Center at CHOP is one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the nation, staffed by internationally recognized pediatric oncologists and teams with expertise in every type of pediatric cancer. Patients and families come to CHOP from around the globe to receive the best pediatric cancer care from some of the world’s top clinicians. Physicians at the Cancer Center at CHOP have expertise in the rarest and most common pediatric cancers and offer a full range of therapies, from standard treatment protocols to unique clinical trials that are only available at CHOP.

A hallmark event, the Parkway Run & Walk is a poignant finale to the Cancer Center’s efforts to raise funds and awareness during September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, thousands of participants converge the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, many with signs and T-shirts dedicated to children in the community with cancer. It is a time of celebration and reflection, and an opportunity to reconnect with doctors, nurses and staff from the Cancer Center. 

Citadel is one of the largest credit unions in the state of Pennsylvania, serving thousands of families across Greater Philadelphia and beyond. As a community-centric nonprofit organization, Citadel focuses on providing value to members and giving back through volunteering and support of other nonprofits in the area. In addition to sponsoring the Parkway Run, Citadel helps raise funds for CHOP through Citadel Country Spirit USA, a three-day country music festival officially coming back to the area August 23-25. To learn more about Citadel, visit  

For more information about this year’s Parkway Run & Walk, and to register, please visit:

Contact: Jennifer Lee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6084 or