Why Support Us

Imagine the Difference

Imagine a place where children receive the world’s best medical care in a bright and peaceful setting. A place where top clinicians and researchers collaborate to further every area of pediatric medicine. A place where children can play, create and hope.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is just such a place. With its state-of-the-art treatment rooms, soothing outdoor gardens, and colorful, interactive play areas, the Hospital has created a unique environment where patients and families can heal, thrive and even have some fun.

Our clinical and research teams at CHOP are transforming the way patients and families experience healthcare. With your help, we can make tomorrow’s breakthroughs a reality for children and families who need us today.

Thank you for supporting CHOP through the 2017 Holiday Boutique, the signature fundraising event for the Women’s Committee at CHOP. By attending, sponsoring or donating to this event, you are providing valuable resources to bolster innovative patient care, research and education programs at CHOP that offer hope to thousands of families each year.

Advancing Care in New Ways

Funds raised by the Holiday Boutique are awarded to deserving programs through the Women’s Committee grant process.

Past events have supported:

  • The creation of a unique womb-like device by pediatric researchers, which could transform care for extremely premature babies. The device, currently being extensively studied, works by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns a precious extra few weeks to develop their lungs and other organs.
  • The Pediatric Sexual Assault Response Team, which provides quality and consistent acute sexual assault examinations in the Emergency Department, while meeting the needs of pediatric sexual assault victims who require screening, testing, treatment and evidence collection.
  • Integrative Health Program, which provides a broad umbrella of complementary therapies — including cognitive behavioral therapy, nutrition and diet, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, Reiki and aromatherapy — that are designed to lower stress, reduce the need for medication and invasive therapies, and speed healing.
  • Professional Excellence & Advancing Knowledge (PEAK), part of the Professional Advancement Program for the Departments of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostics at CHOP. This voluntary program is an opportunity for staff to advance personally and professionally.