Walk for Children’s 2021
presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
We’re excited to host our first ever hybrid Walk for Children’s 2021 presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Whether you walk with us in person or virtually at a location of your choice with your family and friends, we’re walking together for the same purpose: to celebrate our patient champions, honor those we’ve lost, thank our healthcare heroes, and raise much needed funds.
Register today for Walk for Children’s, and we’ll send you event updates along the way. Join us in building a community movement to ensure that all kids get the care they need when they need it most.
Date: Saturday, June 5
Locations: North Park and South Park
We are gearing up for a fun, safe, and physically distanced Walk this year with not only one, but two locations that you can choose to attend! Each location, one in North Park and the other in South Park, will feature family friendly routes for walkers of all ages and abilities.
We’ll kick the morning off with a live simulcast program recognizing some of our key partners and then start the Walk (whether virtually or in person) by cheering on our fearless patient champions.
Our focus is on safely celebrating our patients, families, staff, and fundraisers like you, so we will not have the full array of festival-like activities you’ve seen in the past. We will have a safe and fun experience for all in attendance, and follow all applicable safety guidelines required at that time.
After the event, you might consider staying at the parks, spread out following safety protocols, and continue to celebrate your brave little champion and hospital friends you’ve come to call family. Pack a lunch, rent a grove or pavilion, and make a day out of it! Be sure to follow safety guidelines and enjoy!
As we get closer to the event, we’ll share more day of details here. Register now, and we’ll email you as updates become available.
Join the Walk Movement:
Share Why You Walk
Leading up to and on the day of Walk, share your story and photos. Update your participant page and share why or who you walk for. Take photos and videos and share on social media. Help by sharing with others what UPMC Children’s has meant to you and your family. Spread the word!
Social Sharing Tip: take a photo in your shirt, post about why you walk, or take a video of your patient champion receiving their medal and share it using the #WalkforChildrens hashtag and tagging us at @ChildrensPgh.
Interested in helping more families or giving back to the hospital that cared for your loved one? In the weeks leading up to Walk, we’ll have fun challenges and contests that will get the whole family excited and involved. For more ideas on how to raise money and hit your personal and team goals, visit our Fundraising page. Top walkers and top teams will be recognized during our Walk celebration.
Join the thousands of families, staff, and community members like you, the morning of Saturday, June 5, as we come together, virtually and in person, to walk the “Last Mile” together. This day will be filled with inspiring stories, patient champion highlights, and feel good moments that will make you feel proud to be involved.