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Why We Walk

Cincinnati Walks for Kids began in 2006 to help give our patients, families and supporters a way to give back to the medical center.

So many of our patients and families deal with tremendous emotional and physical challenges.

We wanted to give them a day to be with other families who are facing similar challenges. TO support the medical center and the caregivers who help them everyday. To celebrate the triumphs and accomplishments they've had along their medical journey

At the walk, kids and families, who may not have many opportunities to socialize and meet with friends, can do so in an environment that is supportive and inclusive

So many of our patients and families deal with tremendous emotional and physical challenges.

We walk to celebrate and honor our patients and our families. Their strength, their hope, and their dedication to one another are what inspire us every day. All of you are at the heart of what we do. Thank you.

Why Support the Walk?
Every dollar you raise helps save kids' lives

Each year, the Cincinnati Children's team interacts with patients more than one million times. Some patients are here for things like ear tubes and flu shots, others are here with life-threatening illnesses like cancer, and some are here because they have chronic medical conditions. Whatever the reason they come through our doors, Cincinnati Children's is here to help kids heal and grow stronger – both physically and emotionally.

Beyond the bedside, Cincinnati Children's is a research leader. Without cutting edge research, we can't provide world-class care. We're making sure we bring together the best scientists and doctors in the world to create a continuum of care for our patients.

As a nonprofit hospital and research center, we depend on philanthropic support. When you walk with us on Saturday, Sept. 24, you're becoming an active partner in all that we do. You're making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families through the money you raise. Whether you're walking to support a particular program area or the hospital in general, your efforts as a walker, from registration to fundraising to lacing up your shoes, are vital to our work!

Find out why Cincinnati Walks for Kids is so important.
Learn more about Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Earn a spot in the Hall of Fame

Walkers having a great time

Our brand new Go the Distance Hall of Fame offers fundraising rewards to the most successful teams. This year the Hall of Fame is sponsored by our friends at Varian Medical Systems. Find out how your team can win!