Join us in building a community movement to ensure that all kids get the care they need when they need it most. Join us as we Walk a Mile in Their Shoes.
Fundraise and share your story leading up, then walk in recognition of our Patient Champions, our Children’s community, and UPMC Children’s staff.
Thank you to our Walk Committee 2022
Jake Ploeger, Chair
Lawrence N. Gumberg
Mark A. Snyder
John A. Staley V
How to join
Walk In Person
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Location: Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park
Walk Routes: 3 options
- ½ mile mini loop
- 1 mile turn around
- 2 mile full route
Parking: Limited free parking will be available at Posvar Garage (Pitt Campus) and the Morewood Lot (CMU campus) with shuttle service running on a continuous loop from these lots to and from Flagstaff Hill. Additional paid parking will be available at Soldiers & Sailors Garage, Dithridge Street Garage, Gates Garage, and East Campus Garage. There will be no parking on Schenley Drive next to Flagstaff Hill due to road closures for the walk course. Click here for the parking map.
Shuttles: Beginning at 7:45 a.m., shuttles will run on a continuous loop from East Campus, Morewood, and Posvar Garages
- 7:45 a.m. – Shuttles Start at East Campus, Morewood, and Posvar Garages
- 8:00 a.m. – Doors Open and Activities Start
- 9:00 a.m. - First program and Walk*
- 10:30 a.m. - Second program and Walk*
- 12:30 p.m. - Courses Close and Roads open
- 1:00 p.m. - Walk ends
*choose when you want to walk
Activities: warm up area, multiple photo opportunities, give-a-ways, and a Children’s Village full of fun activities and information from our very own UPMC Children’s staff
*At this time, masking is not required.
Walk. Stroll. Roll. Climb. Run. Jump. Skip.
Walk Your Way
No matter where you are from - Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, stationed overseas, down the street, and everywhere in between - you can join the celebration from wherever you are when you Walk Your Way.
Have fun, get creative, and Walk Your Way!
Walk at home
Host a walk
Run in your local park
Walk on a
* Register as a Virtual Participant during registration.
**All virtual team captains will receive a Walk in the Box full of items to help host a Walk at home.
Join the thousands of families, staff, and community members like you as we walk in support and in celebration of our patients. This day will be filled with inspiring stories, patient champion highlights, and feel-good moments that will make you feel proud to be involved.
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.
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 using #WalkforChildrens. Help by sharing with others what UPMC Children’s Hospital has meant to you and your family. Spread the word!
Social Sharing Tip: take a photo in your shirt or video of your patient champion receiving their medal and share it using the #WalkforChildrens hashtag and tagging us at @ChildrensPgh.
No matter where you are, you’ll be able to join in and celebrate the patients, the expert care, and the groundbreaking research being discovered at UPMC Children’s.