Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register to walk?

  • Visit our Registration Page.
  • Join as an individual, join a team, or create a team.
  • Invite others to walk with you or donate to your fundraising page!

Can I register on the day of the event?

Yes, but we strongly recommend you pre-register to make sure you have all the information you need. This also gives you time to fundraise for the Walk. If you register the day of the event, the cost is $35 for adults (18 and older) and $5 for kids (17 and younger).

My whole family is walking. Does everyone need to register?

Yes. For planning purposes, we require that all walkers register. Register your whole family at once by choosing ‘Register Another Walker’ before you complete your registration. All registered walkers will be mailed a Walk for Children’s t-shirt.

Can I register multiple people in one transaction?

Yes. The option to register additional individuals will appear prior to finishing your registration. Please note, that additional registrants will be linked to your fundraising page and will not receive their own additional pages. Should each individual want his or her separate page, they will need to register separately and provide unique email addresses.

Can I switch teams after I've registered?

Yes. Please email your request to and mark the subject line "Switch Team." Don't forget to include your full name, current team, and team you would like to switch to.

Do I have to be on a team in order to participate in Walk for Children’s?

No. You can register to walk as an individual. Click on 'Register' above and follow the prompts.

If I participate in Walk, what day do I walk?

We’ll be walking in Schenley Park on Saturday, June 8. If you’re participating virtually, choose the day and time that works for you!

Can I walk before the event?

Yes! If you are unavailable on Walk Day, get your family together and get your steps in any day and time that works for you. Take photos and videos and post on social media leading up to Walk using #WalkforChildrens.

I'm having trouble with my account and/or registration. Who do I call?

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at or call 412-692-3900.


Do I need to fundraise a certain amount to receive a t-shirt?

No. All registered Walkers will receive a t-shirt.

How do I get my t-shirt?

T-shirts will be mailed to all participants this year. Shirts will be sent to the address entered during registration. Walkers must register before Friday, May 17, to receive their t-shirt before the event. Anyone who registers after that date, will receive their t-shirt after the event.

Can I pick up shirts for others on my team?

No. We will not be offering t-shirt pick up. All t-shirts will be mailed.

Do I have to wear the Walk for Children’s t-shirt during Walk?

No, it’s not required. Some walkers choose to create their own unique shirts.

Are kids’ sizes available?

Yes. We have 6-9 months, 12-18 months, 2T – 5T, and youth sizes.


Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

No, we do not have a minimum fundraising amount for teams or individuals. The cost of registration guarantees your ability to participate. However, we strongly encourage all participants to work towards their personal fundraising goals. Check out our fundraising tools for more help.

Will I be charged if I don’t hit my fundraising goal?

No, but we encourage creativity to fulfill and even exceed your fundraising goal!

If I don’t want to participate in the Walk, can I still donate?

Yes. You can direct your donations to an individual or team here. Thank you for your generosity!

Are donations and registration fees tax-deductible?

Yes. Your registration fee and all additional donations are tax deductible. Gifts to UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax identification number is 25-1865744.

What are matching gifts?

A matching gift program is an opportunity offered by some employers to assist their employees in philanthropic efforts, where employers match a percentage of their employees fundraising. Please contact your Human Resources Department to see if your company has a matching gift program.

What is my Participant Center and how do I use it?

You will use your Participant Center to access your fundraising page. Within your Participant Center, you can share your story, update your fundraising goal, track donations, send emails, and post comments leading up to Walk.

How do I use my personal fundraising page?

A personal fundraising page is automatically created for you when you register for Walk for Children's. Through your Participant Center, you can customize your personal fundraising page. You can share your page with friends and family through social media and email. We encourage you to personalize your page for greater impact.

Attention Facebook Users, Data Retention and Managing Your Information:

UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation receives, but does not retain Facebook User Provided Data. Please note that some or all of the Facebook User Provided data may be required in order for the Application to function properly. If you have questions on your Facebook User Provided Data, please contact for more information.

How do I make a donation?

Supporters may donate to you by making a gift online to your personal fundraising page. Gifts are automatically tracked through the page. You’ll receive notifications when gifts are made so you can personally thank your supporters. The Foundation will also acknowledge your supporters' gifts via a tax receipt. Gifts can also be made through cash and check. These gifts will need to be mailed to the address below or brought to Walk and dropped off at the donation center. A form or note with the walker or team who should receive credit must be attached to each gift.

UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Who should checks be made payable to?

All checks should be made payable to UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation and turned in with a deposit slip.

Do I need a gift deposit slip for each gift?

Yes. For each donation you receive offline (such as cash or checks), you will need to attach a deposit slip when you turn it in. Attaching the form will let us properly credit your fundraising goal and also make sure that your supporters are acknowledged properly. Online gifts through your personal fundraising page do not need a donation form, as they are tracked automatically.

Where do I get a donation form?

You can download our donation form to print here.

Can I mail in several gifts and deposit slips in one envelope?

Yes. Just be sure to attach a completed deposit slip to each gift.

Can I drop off gifts?

We do not have the ability at this time to schedule gift drop offs. Please mail in gifts to the address below:

UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

My supporter needs a tax receipt letter. How do I get one?

Donors must provide their first and last name with a full address to receive a tax receipt. For cash and checks, be sure the deposit slip includes the donor's full name and address, and we will mail them a letter when their gift has been processed. A tax receipt is automatically generated for supporters when they give online through your personal fundraising page.


How do I create a team?

Thanks for being a Team Captain! Now, just follow these few simple steps:

  • Choose a team name and fundraising goal.
  • Create your team by clicking 'Register' above.
  • If your team is affiliated with a company, please select a company in the dropdown menu.
  • Invite individuals to register and join your team.
  • Start fundraising! (Check out our tools we offer to help you fundraise.)


How do I join a team?

When you register, select the option to join a team. Search for your team's name. If your team is related to a company, you can also search by company name.

Do I have to be on a team in order to participate in the walk?

No. You can register to walk as an individual.

Do all teammates have to fundraise?

Each team member is encouraged to set and reach a personal fundraising goal. Check out some helpful fundraising tips to get started.

Can a team receive a gift?

No. You can donate to an individual or make a general donation to the Walk. Teams generally set a team fundraising goal in addition to the individual goals set by each team member. Funds raised by each team member will count toward the team fundraising goal.

I'm already registered to walk as an individual, but I want to start my own team or join a team. Is it too late?

Not at all! Please email or call 412-692-3900, and we will make the change for you.

Event Information

Where will Walk be located?

Walk for Children’s will be held at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park on Saturday, June 8. You can also participate virtually and complete the walk at a location of your choice. That can be at home on your treadmill, in your neighborhood, at your local park, on the beach, or in the hallways at work. Regardless of where you are located, you can participate.

Where should I park?

Parking and shuttle service information can be found here.

How long is the Walk?

We’re asking our participants to walk, stroll, roll, wheel, climb, run, jump, hop, or skip for a mile or more in support of our patient champions and their families.

Can I ride my bike or rollerblade?

If you are walking virtually, feel free to bike, rollerblade, skateboard, hoverboard, and anything alike if the location you choose allows it.

Are masks required at Walk for Children’s?

At this time, we have no plans for any special entry requirements. However, we reserve the right to make a final determination on any health protocols closer to Walk weekend. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By choosing to attend our event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19..

My event question isn't listed here. Who can I contact for information?

For more information about the event, you can email or call 412-692-3900.