Published on in CHOP News
Walk for Hope was held on April 29, 2018, at the Navy Yard. Hosted by the IBD Family Research Council, the event raised $195,000 to help fuel tomorrow’s breakthroughs in research and care for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
IBD — which refers to both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis — is the fastest-growing autoimmune disorder in children younger than 5. Each year, the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CHOP treats more than 1,700 young patients who suffer from abdominal pain, intestinal inflammation and other symptoms.