Make a Lasting Impact
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, interactive play areas and soothing outdoor gardens, the hospital has created a unique environment where patients and families can heal, thrive and even have some fun.
CHOP’s research and care teams are transforming the way families experience healthcare. And they are changing the future of medicine for all of us.
Please join us at the 2018 Holiday Boutique, the signature fundraising event for the Women’s Committee at CHOP. Now in its 53rd year, the Holiday Boutique benefits some of the hospital’s most promising programs. Last year’s event raised nearly $400,000 to support innovative patient care, research and education programs at CHOP.
Advancing Care in New Ways
Funds raised by the Holiday Boutique are awarded to deserving programs through the Women’s Committee grant process.
The Holiday Boutique supports:
- Helping children around the world. CHOP’s Global Health Allies Program provides opportunities for hospital employees to apply their expertise to global health projects. Twice a year, employees volunteer to travel to the Dominican Republic to educate local health promoters and nurses about topics such as malnutrition, infection control and developmental delays in children.
- Providing resources to adolescents. The Adolescent Initiative is an integrated system of clinical care, research, training and prevention for adolescents at risk for or infected with HIV. The program helps bring HIV-positive and high-risk adolescents into an environment where they can feel comfortable receiving healthcare.
- The future of diabetes. The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at CHOP is part of a national study on a bionic pancreas system. The cutting-edge technology offers the promise of improved blood glucose control vs. standard therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Homecare for kidney patients. Many children with serious kidney disease will need regular dialysis to perform the job their body no longer can. CHOP patients can now receive hemodialysis at home, as well as various CHOP network locations in the region. Home hemodialysis is especially helpful for children who are severely immunocompromised or who have mobility issues.
- New treatment for epilepsy. CHOP clinicians are at the forefront of new medication trials for Dravet syndrome, one of the most common forms of genetic epilepsy. The Division of Neurology is conducting studies to assess the effect of cannabidiol and fenfluramine in patients with Dravet syndrome.