Your fundraising helps provide lifesaving answers for the sickest kids and their families, many with nowhere else to turn. All funds raised by individual walkers (not on a team) go directly to the Every Child Fund—supporting care and services for patient families throughout the hospital that are not covered by insurance. Together, we’re curing more childhood diseases than any other hospital.
How you help kids and families
Team captains have the option to designate their team’s fundraising* to one of the hospital areas below:
- Every Child Fund
The Every Child Fund provides critical care and services to children and families at Boston Children's. If you're unsure of which to choose, we recommend this designation.
- Children’s Activities Fund
Children's Activities provides music, art therapy, medical play and celebrations to help children heal faster and bring joy into the hospital.
- Christina Capozzi Foundation for Heart Research
The Christina Capozzi Foundation for Heart Research Fund supports vital research focused on progressive disease involving the left side of the heart.
- Congenital Myopathy Research
The Beggs Laboratory Congenital Myopathy Research Fund helps develop better diagnostic tests, treatments and therapies for congenital myopathies.
- Down Syndrome Program Research
The Down Syndrome Program partners with families, interdisciplinary providers, and researchers to evaluate, treat, and investigate the needs of individuals with Down syndrome from the time of diagnosis until transition to adult care.
- Heart Center Urgent Needs
The Heart Center Urgent Needs Fund helps patients and families that are experiencing a financial hardship—many who travel from all over the world for answers they can’t find anywhere else.
- Kabuki Syndrome
The Kabuki Syndrome Community Outreach & Patient Care Fund helps to raise awareness, advance research, and promote education, and provide the best possible care for children with Kabuki Syndrome around the world.
- Milagros para Niños
The Milagros para Niños fund helps Latino children and families in your town and across the globe find lifesaving answers.
- Nursing Scholarship Fund
The Nursing Scholarship Fund supports Clinical Assistants studying to be nurses. They have a deep expertise in pediatric medicine and an endless compassion for patients and their families.
- Pediatric Research
Fuel research to find lifesaving answers for childhood's most devastating diseases by supporting Pediatric Research.
- The Tapley Family Fund
The Tapley Family fund provides patient care and educational programming in the Down Syndrome Program.
- Transplant Center Urgent Needs
The Pediatric Transplant Center Urgent Needs Fund helps families that are experiencing a financial hardship, including hotel stays at the time of transplant, past due utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, uncovered medication costs and so much more.
- Urgent Needs
Supports urgent needs during those heart-breaking times when an overwhelmed family, in financial need, must drop everything for the care of their child.
* We cannot change your team fundraising designation after you register your team for the 2022 Eversource Walk for Boston Children’s Hospital.