A ball for breakthroughs

Join us Oct. 12, 2019, for the Carousel Ball, a can’t-miss event that defines elegance and festivity. The black-tie gala celebrates the many remarkable discoveries made at CHOP that have profoundly changed pediatric medicine — and the innovations of tomorrow that will transform the lives of future generations.

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Photo collage from the 2017 Carousel Ball

About the Ball

A signature fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 1957, the Carousel Ball is the highlight of the fall season for dedicated CHOP supporters and the entire philanthropic community. This year’s ball will raise funds for the Cardiac Center, one of the world’s largest and most accomplished pediatric heart centers.

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The Venue

A gorgeous, recently renovated former opera house, the Met Philadelphia will dazzle with its stylish art deco atmosphere. It is the perfect place to celebrate CHOP’s history of world firsts and the amazing breakthroughs on the horizon.

Event Details

The Met Philadelphia

Hailee Cardiac Patient

Our Inspiration

Our inspiring patients — from the Cardiac Center and other hospital specialties — are the reason we gather every other year for the Carousel Ball.

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Zion Double Hand Transplant Patient

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Customizable sponsorship packages are available at a variety of levels.


Paulina Oncology Patient

The Gala in Photos

The previous Carousel Ball was a night to remember! Relive the glamour and excitement from our 2017 event.

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