Your fundraising helps provide lifesaving answers for the sickest kids and their families, many with nowhere else to turn. All funds raised by individuals (not on a team) go directly to the Every Child Fund—supporting care and services for patient families that are not covered by insurance and advancing promising research.
How you help kids and families
Team captains have the option to designate their team’s fundraising* to one of the hospital areas below. Unless the team captain chooses one of these funds, dollars raised through the Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital will benefit the hospital's Every Child Fund.
- Every Child Fund
Provides critical care and services to children and families. If you're unsure of which to choose, we recommend this designation.
- Caroline Bass Fund for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides support and educational and recreational opportunities to patients and families in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.
- Celiac Support Group
Helps hundreds of families cope with the challenges of managing celiac disease at all stages of child development, providing support and education to help children and families transition to a new gluten free style of living.
- Children’s Activities Fund
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
Supports vital research focused on progressive disease involving the left side of the heart.
- Congenital Myopathy Research
Helps develop better diagnostic tests, treatments and therapies for congenital myopathies.
- Down Syndrome Program Research
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
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.
- Immunology Research Fund
Supports world-renowned care, allowing our researchers to unravel the complexities of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders that affect more than 30,000 patients each year.
- Kabuki Syndrome Community Outreach & Patient Care
Helps to raise awareness, advance research, promote education and provide the best possible care for children with Kabuki Syndrome around the world.
- Keeping the Beat
Annual weekend retreat for Boston Children’s patients with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).
- Medical-Legal Partnership Program Fund
Assists patients with legal needs (such as housing, income and education) to eliminate legal barriers that are often the root cause of poor health.
- Michael B. Millis Hip Research Fund
Treats children and adults with common and complex hip disorders. Research in this area aims to improve the diagnosis and treatments of hip injury, and includes innovations in minimally invasive procedures, marrow cell implantation, complex surgery, and more.
- Milagros para Niņos
Helps Latino children and families in your town and across the globe find lifesaving answers.
- Nursing Fund
Supports training for the next generation of nurses so that they deliver the highest quality care to patients and families.
- Pediatric Research
Fuels research to find lifesaving answers for childhood's most devastating diseases.
- Transplant Center Urgent Needs
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 2023 Eversource Walk for Boston Children’s Hospital.