Virtual Walk

We’re excited to host our first ever hybrid Walk for Children’s presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Whether you walk with us in person or 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.

Join us in building a community movement to ensure that all kids get the care they need when they need it most.

Walk. Stroll. Roll. Climb. Run. Jump. Skip.
Walk Your Way

How it works? 

No matter where you are from - Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, stationed overseas, down the street, and everywhere in between - you can join in the celebration on Saturday, June 5, from the comfort of where you are. Fundraise leading up to walk, then tune in day of for the festivities to see how you, our UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh community, are making a lifesaving difference. 

Have Fun 

There are countless ways for you to participate virtually. Have fun, get creative, and Walk Your Way! 

  • Walk at home with friends and family 
  • Host a walk in your neighborhood 
  • Run in your local park on walk day 
  • Climb stairs with your little ones 
  • Skip around the house 
  • Walking on a treadmill counts too!

Walk in a Box 

Can’t make it to Walk or would rather walk at a location of your choice? No problem! We’ll bring the walk to you and your team. All virtual team captains will receive a Walk in a Box filled with items that will bring the excitement of Walk directly to you.

Social Sharing Tip: take a photo or video of you opening the box and share it with your Walk team and on social to get everyone excited. Don’t forget to use the #WalkforChildrens hashtag and tag 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.  


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.


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