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A Toddler's Brave Battle

Alex Volz is a playful boy whose bright blue eyes and energetic smile bring joy to everyone around him. In many ways, he is a typical toddler. He adores the furry red Sesame Street character, Elmo.

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Rachel Leads Team Onco Girl at Parkway Run Thanks to Cutting-Edge Surgery

Rachel Kovach, a 12-year-old cancer patient, thought she would never be able to walk again. She was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, and thanks to limb-sparing surgery performed at CHOP, Rachel is able to walk again—on both legs. To celebrate, Rachel led Team Onco Girl in this year's Four Seasons Parkway Run and Walk, to benefit childhood cancer research at CHOP. Check out Rachel's story.

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CHOP's Expansion Plan Gets Special Recognition From Mayor Nutter

Mayor Michael Nutter, elected officials and representatives of the city's business community joined Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO of CHOP to celebrate the development of CHOP's Ambulatory Care Center.

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Upcoming Events

10th Annual Buddy Walk
and Family Fun Day®

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Villanova University Stadium, Villanova, PA

Join us for 10th Annual Buddy WalkŪ and Family Fun Day benefiting the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP and the National Down Syndrome Society.

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"All In" for Kids Poker Tournament

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Mandarin Oriental, New York, NY

Join us for the "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament, in support of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at CHOP. Hosted by 11-time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner and poker legend, Phil Hellmuth!

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The Spirit of Halloween

Make sure to stop in your local Spirit Halloween store now through October 23, 2011 and save 10% on your purchase. In addition, Spirit Halloween will donate 10% of your purchase back to the Child Life Department at Children's Hospital.

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Featured Fundraising Page

Hope for Hearts

Learn how one grateful heart transplant patient and his family are helping raise funds for CHOP.

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Question of the Month

Do you know what percentage of CHOP's cancer physicians are also researchers?

A.  32%
B.  56%
C.  77%
D.  100%

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