Our first Cure Sickle Cell Walk & Family Fun Day was an amazing success – thanks to all of YOU, our amazing sickle cell warriors and supporters! More than 70 teams and hundreds of participants joined us on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Citizens Bank Park.

Together, we raised a record-breaking $173,806 (and counting) to fuel sickle cell research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)! Our event was filled with fun activities as we joined an amazing crew of friends and family dedicated to finding a cure for sickle cell disease. Our patients amaze us every day with their courage, determination and will to beat sickle cell. Let’s keep swinging for the fences – for the kids!

Why We Walk

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Because a cure is possible, and breakthroughs can’t wait. With your help, we can transform care and treatment options for children with sickle cell disease.

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Meet Our Patients

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Our inspiring patients are the reason this event was created and why we continue to strive to create breakthroughs for every child in our care.

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Our Photo Gallery

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See all the fun we had at our 2023 Cure Sickle Cell Walk and make a plan to join us next year!

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Join Us Next Year

If you didn’t get a chance to join us this year, submit your name and email and we’ll send you information about next year’s event as it becomes available.


Philanthropic support enables CHOP physicians and scientists to reimagine a complex medical landscape as we work to treat and even cure blood disorders, including sickle cell disease. We will continue to investigate and innovate in this critical area of pediatric health on behalf of the many who depend on the advances we make. Your generosity drives our momentum and makes this work possible.

— Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH
Chief of the Division of Hematology at CHOP