CureFest for Childhood Cancer will be held in Washington, DC on September 14-16, 2018.
On Friday September 14, after the House of Representatives Childhood Cancer Summit, CureFest will sponsor a Youth Advocacy Day. Kids will attend an advocacy training in the Rayburn House Office Building. Kids will then meet with Members of Congress and Congressional staff to express their support for pediatric cancer research. This is a kids-only advocacy day for youth in college to elementary school. Please meet in the Rayburn House Office Building basement cafeteria on Friday at noon. The address is 45 Independence Ave SW., Washington, D.C. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria.
CureFest continues 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.
The Opening Celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. It is followed by a speaking program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The CureFest walk begins at 12:00 p.m. The course is approximately 1.8 miles. Click here to see a map of the walk course route. (This is the 2017 map but we anticipate that the route will stay the same in 2018.)
At 1:15 p.m. there will be recognition ceremonies for childhood cancer fighters, survivors, siblings and children who have passed away.
At 1:45 p.m., there will be a World Record attempt by sibling Grace Roberts.
CureFest will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m.
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
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Packet Pick-Up at CureFest on the National Mall
Welcome / Opening Celebration
Walk Begins. There are course options ranging from 1 to 3 miles
Recognition ceremonies for childhood cancer fighters, survivors, siblings and children who have passed away
World Record attempt by sibling Grace Roberts