Every October, schools and businesses across the region engage in fundraising by asking each participant to make a $5 donation (or other designated amount) in order to wear a favorite hat throughout the day.

The campaign kicks off annually the first Friday in October. Schools and organizations can choose their preferred participation date(s) when registering.

All proceeds from Wear a Hat for Cancer benefit the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and Cellular Therapies at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation asks that at the conclusion of your fundraising efforts, all donations be mailed to the Foundation office. Each participating school/organization is responsible for handling any cash/check donations.

All checks should be made out to “UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation” and mailed to:

Attn: Wear a Hat for Cancer
UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation
PO Box 535240
Pittsburgh, PA 15253

Please ensure there is a note/memo on the check stating your organization’s name so we can direct the donation appropriately.


For more information, contact us!