Schedule of Events

Bringing The Community Together

CureFest for Childhood Cancer will be held in Washington, DC on September 16-17, 2017.

CureFest begins on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a Rally to the U.S. Capitol. Families will be meeting on Freedom Plaza to make signs and then walk to the U.S. Capitol and back. Freedom Plaza is located at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

The Meet & Greet on Freedom Plaza is from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This family friendly event includes Packet Pick Up for the CureFest Walk, and some activities for children.

Immediately following the Meet & Greet is a “A Night of Golden Lights.” From 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. there will be live music and a speaking presentation at Freedom Plaza. At 8:30 p.m. attendees will walk as a group to the White House for a candlelight vigil.

On Sunday, CureFest includes both a festival and an organized Walk in which the childhood cancer community and the general public can stand together as one voice against childhood cancer.

New in 2017 is a Bereavement Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the J.W. Marriott for families that have lost a child to cancer.

The Opening Celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. It is followed by a speaking program from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The CureFest walk begins at 12 p.m. The course is approximately 1.8 miles. Click here to see a map of the walk course route.

At 1:30 p.m. there will be recognition ceremonies for childhood cancer fighters, survivors, siblings and children who have passed away.

At 2:00 p.m., the headlining act will perform for one hour.

CureFest 2017 will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

CureFest 2017 Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 17

Summary of Event Times

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Rally to the U.S. Capitol

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Packet Pick-Up on Freedom Plaza

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CureFest Meet & Greet on Freedom Plaza

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

“A Night of Golden Lights” Entertainment and Speaking Program at Freedom Plaza

8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Packet Pick-Up at CureFest on the National Mall

10:00 a.m.

Welcome / Opening Celebration

12:00 p.m.

Walk Begins. There are course options ranging from 1 to 3 miles

1:30 p.m.

Recognition ceremonies for childhood cancer fighters, survivors, siblings and children who have passed away

2:00 p.m.

Headlining Performance by a national act

3:30 p.m.

Event concludes

Event Registration