Event Details

The 15th annual Walk for Hope is headed back to Citizens Bank Park this June to raise funds and awareness for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Join this resilient community as we come together to celebrate all individuals with IBD and spark hope for a cure to IBD.


Sunday, June 9, 2024

  • 8 a.m.: Registration
  • 9 a.m.: Program
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fun walk begins
  • 10 a.m.: Fun activities for the whole family!


Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Get directions

How does it work?

Step 1: Register

Start your team or join a team by visiting the Walk for Hope registration page.

Registration fee

The registration fee is $25 for teens and adults (age 13+) and $10 for children aged 12 and younger. Registration for all virtual participants is $20. There is no charge for patients with IBD to either event. Preregistration ends at noon on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

NOTE: Event-day registration fees increase by $5.


Step 2: Get Set

Once you’ve signed up, you can personalize your fundraising page. To kick off your fundraising, we’ve compiled some fundraising tips to help you get started. Participants with custom donation pages and those who use social media generally raise twice as much!


Step 3: Recruit your squad

Gather your friends, family, neighbors – anyone you want to support your efforts.


Step 4: Raise funds

Dollars raised through Walk for Hope fund breakthroughs in IBD research and care for children at CHOP. Fundraising is open until Friday, June 30, 2024.


Step 5: Celebrate

Join us on Sunday, June 9, at Citizens Bank Park to celebrate YOU, your team and the IBD patients we fight for every day!

Create your team today to help make a difference tomorrow!

What to expect

  • Moon bounces, character appearances, face painting, balloon creations, music, food, beverages and more!
  • A unique sweepstakes and silent auction!
  • A short program including our fundraising reveal, top teams, sponsor recognition and IBD impact updates!


Virtual registration is available for patient families or other participants who are unable to attend in-person. Virtual participants will create a personal mileage goal that is meaningful to their IBD patient’s journey. For example, a team might pledge to walk 45 miles for a child’s 45 infusions or 192 miles for 192 days of treatment. Participants can choose their activity (running, walking or biking) to best fit their schedule. Whether you are an avid cyclist or enjoy a daily walk, you’ll be showing your virtual support to find a cure for children with IBD!


Proceeds from Walk for Hope support the breakthroughs that happen every day at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and improve the lives of thousands of children with IBD.

Walk for Hope Committee

Nancy Fine and Jeff Fine

Committee members:
Joye Anestis
Nancy Barker
Jaida Barnes
Brad Bernstein
Elise Bernstein
Gina Giallella
Jessica Hoffner
Emily Hontz
Jill Horner
Sydney Jones
Louise Kennedy
Alison Lynch
Tiffany Main
Gina Marzarella
Nicole Miller
Susan Miller
Amy Neithardt
Lacey Powell
Julie L. Rome
Abby Rubin
Kadi Schenk
Abby Souder
Maddie Weaver


For more information, email walkforhope@chop.edu

Our Sponsors

  • Jeff and Nancy Fine
  • The Colman Family
  • Nestle Health Science
  • Design Science
  • Julie and Jonathan Rome
  • DripDrop