September Events

Beyond Cancer Family Reunion 2014

Sunday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Beyond Cancer will be held at the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard. We’ll kick off the day with presentations by a patient speaker and representatives from the Cancer Center, then open up fun activities for kids of all ages.¬†Sign in begins at 10:30 a.m. Current and former CHOP patients are invited to register for Beyond Cancer.

Look Good … Feel Better

Thursday, Sept. 11, 4 p.m.

“Look Good … Feel Better” is an event for teens sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The free session offers practical tips for girls and guys ages 13 – 17 who are going through cancer treatment, including straight talk about hair loss, nutrition, skin changes and staying social. RSVP by contacting Caitlin Mulligan by email or by calling¬†215-590-0116.

Webinar For Families: Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m EST

Join an expert from CHOP’s Cancer Center, Wendy Hobbie, RN, MSN, CRNP, FAAN, as she discusses the importance of survivorship programs for children who were treated for cancer. She’ll address the potential for late effects resulting from cancer treatment, the follow-up that cancer survivors will require in the years following their treatment, and the unique services offered by the Cancer Survivorship Program at CHOP. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers in real time. Register today for this online event.

Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk

Sunday, Sept. 28

The Parkway 5K Run & 2K Walk is the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 2013, the event raised more than $1 million, and was attended by over 10,000 people. Support CHOP’s cancer research and survivorship programs by registering for the run/walk or making a donation.

Several patients are representing CHOP during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by telling the world about their experience with cancer, and spreading the word about the importance of fundraising for childhood cancer research. Meet the Parkway Run & Walk Patient Ambassadors.