A ball for breakthroughs

We can’t thank you enough! The 2019 Carousel Ball, presented by Wawa, raised a record-breaking $3.5 million to benefit the Cardiac Center at CHOP. It was truly a night to remember!


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 raised funds for the Cardiac Center, one of the world’s largest and most accomplished pediatric heart centers.

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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.

Read Their Stories

Richard D. Wood Jr.

Event Honorees

Read about our distinguished event honorees, Richard D. Wood, Jr. and the Wood Family, and their longtime partnership with CHOP.

Meet the Woods

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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