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Our annual walk has raised over two million dollars to support children with cancer and blood disorders.

Hope & Heroes Walk

New York, NY

Hope & Heroes funds the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Established in 2002, Hope & Heroes is an independent, non-profit charity directly connected to Columbia’s Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation. Our funding supports over 40% of the full budget for the entire Division and supports the treatment of current patients, as well as underwrite research for better treatments and a cure for tomorrow. 

The Hope & Heroes Walk takes place every May. Over 1,000 patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, and staff gather to raise awareness and funds for patients and everyone whose life has been touched by these diseases. Over the last ten years, this event has raised over two million dollars to support children with cancer and blood disorders. But the Annual Walk is more than just a fundraiser—it’s truly a community day. In addition to the actual Walk, participants enjoy a range of activities from food stands to dunk tanks to face painters. View photos from our past Walks and see what our community is all about!

Get Ready for 2020! The Hope & Heroes Walk will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Registration is now open at Whether you want to start a walk team, become a sponsor, or sign up for the volunteer corps, we hope that you will join us as we continue to go the distance in the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders. If you want to get involved with the Walk, email

Become a Hope & Heroes Walk Sponsor! If your company is looking to give back to the community and further engage your employees — become a Hope & Heroes Walk sponsor! Corporate sponsorships connect your business to a worthy cause with a tri-state area focus, put you in front of our large community, and dramatically impact the lives of these children.

Download the 2020 Hope & Heroes Walk – Sponsorship Packet

Looking to start a corporate walk team? Contact Katie Leiby at or call 212.305.5010.

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