Event Details

The Cure Sickle Cell Walk is a fundraising and awareness event for sickle cell disease research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Families and friends will gather to celebrate and honor sickle cell warriors with a ceremonial walk, patient stories, family activities and more.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

  • 8 a.m.: Registration
  • 9 a.m.: Program
  • 9:30 a.m.: Ceremonial Walk
  • 10 a.m.: Fun activities for the whole family
  • 11:30 a.m.: Event concludes


Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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What to Expect

  • Gather your family and friends for a morning of walking, cheering and celebrating your sickle cell warrior! Participants will check in at Citizens Bank Park, participate in activities, cheer on sickle cell patients and get active during the ceremonial walk.
  • Throughout the morning, participants will meet characters, play on moon bounces and have their face painted. All are encouraged to browse the sweepstakes baskets and submit bids for the Silent Auction. Additional details for the Silent Auction will be shared soon!
  • Prior to the walk, a short program will announce total dollars raised, top fundraising teams and share updates from the CHOP Sickle Cell Center. For more information about event day, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


  • To get started, register or join a team by visiting the Cure Sickle Cell Walk registration page. Once you’ve signed up, you can personalize your fundraising page to share your story. Gather your friends, family, neighbors – anyone that you want to support your efforts – and raise funds for sickle cell research breakthroughs.
  • Virtual registration is available for patient families or other participants who are unable to attend. Virtual teams and participants will create a personal mileage goal that is meaningful to their sickle cell warrior’s journey. For example, a team might pledge to reach 45 miles for a child’s 45 days as an inpatient. Participants can choose their activity (running, walking, biking, etc.) 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 sickle cell disease!


Proceeds from the Cure Sickle Cell Walk & Family Fun Day support the breakthrough research and care that happens every day at Children’s Hospital to improve the lives of children with sickle cell disease. Learn why we walk

Registration Fees

Online Registration*
Adults (age 13+): $20
Children (age 4-12): $10
Children younger than 4: Free
Sickle cell patient: Free
Virtual participant (all ages): $15
*Online registration ends at noon on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Event Day Registration
Adults (age 13+): $25
Children (age 4-12): $15
Children younger than 4: Free
Sickle cell patient: Free


Sickle Cell Walk Committee

Darlene Logan and Judith Royal

Ahema Asare
Melissa Bolden
Gilbert Davis
Tracey Johnson and Raymond Johnson
Enrique García Melchor
Patricia Jimenez Osorio
Marc Logan
Anna Logan
Walter Logan, Jr.
Jonathan Nelson
Gbenga Oladeji
Mary Oladeji
Emily Roberto
James Royal, Jr.
Shirldaya Savage
Kathleen Vickers
Victoria Williams


For more information, email curesicklecellwalk@chop.edu.