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 more than $392,000 to support innovative patient care, research and education programs at CHOP.
By sponsoring, attending or donating to this event, your gifts will fuel tomorrow’s breakthroughs and help more children.
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 Global Health Allies Program in the Dominican Republic, which provides opportunities twice a year for hospital employees to travel to the Dominican Republic. CHOP staff educate local health promoters and nurses about a variety of topics including malnutrition, infection control, dental health, and developmental delays in children.
- The Adolescent Initiative, 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.
- Participation in a national study on a bionic pancreas system by the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center. The cutting-edge technology offers the promise of improved blood glucose control vs. standard therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Home hemodialysis for children with serious kidney disease. When a child’s kidneys no longer function properly, regular dialysis is often needed as a bridge between treatments or before transplant. Home dialysis is especially helpful for children who are severely immunocompromised.
- Medication trials for Dravet syndrome, one of the most common forms of genetic epilepsy. CHOP neurologists are at the forefront of new studies to assess the effect of cannabidiol and fenfluramine in patients with Dravet syndrome.