Patient Champions

Mother and child smiling with Walk for Children's photo frame

Who is a Patient Champion?

We recognize all UPMC Children's patients — regardless of your age. Whether your journey with UPMC Children’s lasted hours, months, years, or is ongoing, you are a champion. You are why we walk.

How do I Register as a Patient Champion?

During registration, select “Patient Champion,” when prompted. You will automatically be included as a patient champion and will receive your shirt, champion medal, and patient champion badge on your fundraising page.

How are Patient Champions Recognized?

Every patient champion will receive: 

  • a purple shirt
  • a patient champion medal
  • a patient champion badge on their fundraising page

Patient champions are also invited to help kick off Walk for Children’s in the patient champion parade.



Register Today

Join us in supporting more families like the above by registering for Walk for Children’s presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Regardless of how you choose to participate, your support and fundraising helps provide hope, healing, and answers for the sickest and bravest kids in our community.

Sign up today as a Patient Champion


Calling All Champions

Share this amazing opportunity and fundraising event with all the champions and families you know or met while being treated and cared for at UPMC Children’s.