COVID-19 and CHaD Fundraising Events


The 2021 CHaD HERO will be a hybrid event. The majority of the event will take place virtually from September 19 - September 26, 2021, with an in-person 5K Run planned for September 26, 2021 in Hanover, NH. *Please note that the live portion of the event is contingent on CDC, state, local, Dartmouth College, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health guidelines at that time.

Currently, for safety reasons, we are planning to do a staggered start for the In-person 5K Run. When you register, you will be asked your pace per mile for a 5K, your expected finish time, and (if applicable) the name of a family member or partner who you will be running with. Any duos planning to run together must enter the same anticipated pace/finish time to ensure that you are paired together for the start. We plan to cap In-person 5K Run registration at 1,000 total participants. At this time, spectating is discouraged. We are also unable to provide day-of registration.

CHaD Community Fundraising

Our programs make CHaD as unique as the 95,000 kids we serve each year. We need you to help sustain them both.

COVID-19 has changed the way we fundraise. In March 2020, the CHaD Battle of the Badges hockey game was played without an audience, the impact of which was a loss of $60,000 for our young patients. We have continued to experience fundraising shortfalls due to the pandemic. In addition to providing pediatric COVID-19 care, our needs are increasing, particularly around family support and our programming for victims of abuse. We are grateful for community support in all forms.

COVID-19 Resources