About CHOC

2023 CHOC Walk

August 20, 2023

helping kids get back to being kids


When you sign up to fundraise for this year's CHOC Walk, you’re doing a good thing for children and families in our community. That’s because you and your team will be on a path that leads to miracles and magic for kids in Southern California.

The CHOC Walk is a three-decade-strong fundraising powerhouse that brings in up to $3 million each year. The donations have an immediate impact on our ability to transform pediatric healthcare, impacting children and families now and for generations to come.

CHOC is a nonprofit health system that provides pioneering, compassionate and customized care for infants, children, adolescents, teens and young adults, all of whom live in our region. Community philanthropy like fundraising through CHOC Walk plays a critical role in advancing CHOC’s mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children. 

Your Dollars at Work

Each year, CHOC provides $143 million in total community benefit to support services including
increased access to pediatric healthcare resources, behavioral health services and more.
Of that, more than $128 million--nearly 90%--covers care for families regardless of their ability to pay.

We serve more than two million children across four counties each year and, with the generosity of our Walk community, CHOC can support projects like: 

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New Southwest Tower

This new, 330,000-square-foot tower will house multiple outpatient services like a comprehensive imaging center, a dedicated Research Institute floor, multiple specialty clinics and more, opening in phases beginning in mid-2025.

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In the midst of the pediatric mental health crisis, CHOC has launched WellSpaces—welcoming, school-based oases where students can unwind and access support and resources on a variety of mental health, physical health and education topics, improving their overall well-being. 

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Fetal Care Center

As a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC, The Fetal Care Center of Southern California brings together experts in maternal-fetal medicine and pediatrics, so both mom and baby are cared for—no matter the diagnosis.