Creating breakthroughs for every child in our care
The 2021 31-Day Challenge supported the Children’s Fund, a flexible funding resource at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
As one of the region’s largest charities focused on children’s health, CHOP relies on donations to deliver breakthrough care. We continually assess the health and wellness needs of the communities we serve, match it against our current programs and determine how we can close any gaps. One way we do this is with support of the Children’s Fund.
Adaptive Rapid Response
Because the Children’s Fund is not limited to a specific use, we can draw upon it when there is a need for quick action: a discovery that needs to be fast-tracked, a new piece of equipment that can transform patient care or research, an idea for a patient support service, or the chance to hire a leading expert – just to name a few possibilities.
Expanded Support Services
Unrestricted funding to the Children’s Fund also supports other programs and initiatives like music and pet therapy, free language services and document translation and CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank, an on-site resource at CHOP to provide pasteurized donor human milk to hospitalized infants.
Other CHOP Programs Supported by the Challenge
While the Children’s Fund was the designated beneficiary for the 31-Day Challenge, participants could choose to have their fundraising dollars support pediatric research, patient care or a specific area of the hospital (such as the examples listed below). Directed donations must be received by June 8, 2021.
Allergy and Immunology
The Division of Allergy and Immunology is the largest program in the world dedicated to proving specialized clinical programs to children with allergic or immunologic disorders.
Child Life Services at CHOP was one of the first in the nation to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children.
Experienced critical care experts treat children with life-threatening illnesses and injuries in CHOP’s intensive care units.
CHOP evaluates and provides advanced treatment options to children with a broad range of endocrine disorders.
Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment cares for women carrying babies with known birth defects from diagnosis in utero to treatment before or after birth.
Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic
CHOP offers psychosocial and medical support for gender-variant, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families.
CHOP offers a broad umbrella of integrative health programs that combine traditional and alternative medicine to treat the whole child – mind, body and soul.
The Division of Nephrology partners with families to provide comprehensive medical consultations and evaluations for children with all forms of kidney disease.
Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit
The multidisciplinary team provides expert care for critically ill newborns and premature infants, and offers seamless access to specialty services.
Neurological disorders can affect how your child’s brain is growing and developing. At CHOP, we offer advanced treatment for all neurological conditions.
Palliative Care and Bereavement
CHOP offers psychological, social and spiritual services to support children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Using the most advanced tools and techniques, plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide children with the individualized care they need.
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
CHOP’s respiratory and sleep experts provide multidisciplinary care for children with both short-term and chronic breathing problems.
Sickle Cell Center
The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center has pioneered advances to dramatically improve the lives of children with sickle cell disease — and is on the verge of a potential cure.