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What is Kids Walk for MSK Kids?

Kids Walk for MSK Kids unites patients, students, families, friends, and supporters to raise money to beat pediatric cancers. 100% of every dollar goes to fighting pediatric cancers through research and new discoveries at MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program.

What is MSK Kids?

MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program, is dedicated to all children, teens, young adults, and families facing childhood cancer. With specialized expertise and care focused on the individual child, more families turn to MSK Kids for pediatric cancer care than any other hospital in the United States. As pioneers in research, no one fights harder than the physicians and scientists to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure childhood cancer—for the patients at MSK Kids, and for those around the world. The game-changing research being done has created new treatments with better outcomes and fewer long-term side effects—developing options where there previously were none. That’s because one of the greatest strengths is how the doctors and researchers come together for patients. Collaborating closely, they move their research findings from the laboratory to the bedside quicker.

How much money goes to cancer research?

100% of every dollar raised goes directly to life-changing research at MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program.

Why is raising money for Kids Walk for MSK Kids important?

Pediatric cancer research is extremely underfunded. Less than 5% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is dedicated to researching pediatric cancers, which is why donations from Kids Walk for MSK Kids are critical to making progress possible.

Who is a Warrior?

Warriors are people who have faced, are currently battling, or have lost too soon from a pediatric cancer. We honor and celebrate them on event day and every day of the year.

What is the Tax ID number?

Kids Walk for MSK Kids is fully owned and operated by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Memorial Sloan Kettering's 501c3 tax identification is: 13-1924236. Your gift to Kids Walk for MSK Kids is 100% tax-deductible. You will receive a confirmation receipt via email after submitting your donation. Please save this email receipt for your tax records.

Making a Donation

How do I make a gift to an individual or a team?

It's simple to donate to Kids Walk for MSK Kids in support of a participant or team. You can make a secure, online credit card donation or you can use our mail-in form to make a gift. Click here to search for the participant or team you wish to support. While your gift will be immediately credited to the team or individual you have specified, it may take up to one hour for your online donation to be accurately reflected on your fundraising page. If you do not see the gift displayed correctly after one hour, please contact us.

How will my donation appear on my credit card statement?

Online gifts supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering (including Kids Walk for MSK Kids donations) will appear as "MSK 855-718-4054" or "MSKGiving 855-718-4054" on your credit card statement.

Where do I mail checks given to me by donors?

It's easy to make sure that these gifts are counted toward your fundraising total by simply mailing checks to:


Kids Walk for MSK Kids
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
P.O. Box 27432
New York, NY 10087-7432


When sending your check, please be very specific as to whether your gift should be counted toward a participant or team. Helpful information to include with the checks is the participant’s full name and their team name. A check may take up to 14 business days to be correctly reflected in online fundraising totals.

My Account

I’m a registered participant and I’m having trouble logging in. Can you help?

Double-check that you're entering your username and password correctly. Remember, your password is case-sensitive. Contact us if you continue to have trouble logging in.

What information can I post on my personal page?

Customize your team and individual fundraising pages by sharing your story about why you’re participating in Kids Walk for MSK Kids. This helps boost your fundraising success, showing potential donors why this event is important!


Please note that all customized content, photos and videos are subject to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s review and approval. If you plan to include personal information about other people on your fundraising page—including family members or friends whose lives have been touched by cancer—please be sure to check with them first to make sure they’re okay with it.

I’m having trouble uploading my photo to my fundraising page. Can you help?

Double check to make sure that the photo is a .jpg file and no larger than 4MB. All uploaded images will be resized to fit in a 300 x 400-pixel space.