About CureFest

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CureFest 2022 will take place in a hybrid format again this September. There will be an in-person event in Washington, DC, as well as an interactive virtual format that will allow families from around the world to hold One Voice Walks and other activities in their own communities. 

CureFest for Childhood Cancer will be held in person in Washington, DC on September 21 - 25, 2022. 

Here were some of the tentative features of

in-person CureFest.

Note: This schedule includes official and unofficial CureFest events as well as additional events hosted by the childhood cancer community. All activities and events are subject to change or cancellation.

Wednesday, September 21

Golden Toast 
A cocktail reception honoring the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus Co-Chairs

(RSVP required)

Hosted by the Carson Leslie Foundation

Thursday, September 22

13th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit (tentative)

Hosted by the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus

BrainStorm Summit
Day 1 of sessions, break-outs and Q&A with researchers, doctors. Sessions covering family support, palliative care, resiliency, and advocacy.

(Registration required.)

Hosted by foundations and friends from the brain tumor community

Friday, September 23

BrainStorm Summit
Day 2 of sessions and break-outs. 

(Registration required.)

Hosted by foundations and friends from the brain tumor community

​Climb the Hill Youth Advocacy Day

Hosted by Kids V Cancer

Teen/Young Adult Event (details to be announced)

(Registration required.)

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer Member Welcome Event (tentative) 
Welcome Reception & Awareness Celebration

Hosted by the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer

CureFest Family Welcome Night

Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

Saturday, September 24

Tough2Gether Against DIPG/DMG Breakfast

(Registration required.)

BrainStorm Summit
Day 3 of sessions and break-outs.

(Registration required.)

Hosted by foundations and friends from the brain tumor community

Rally to the Capitol on the National Mall

Hosted by the Rally Foundation

​CureFest Meet and Greet at Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

CureFest Night of Golden Lights at Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

​CureFest Candlelight Vigil 

Hosted by CureFest

Sunday, September 25

Hope, Healing and Heaven Worship Service

Hosted by childhood cancer foundations

CureFest Festival
National Sylvan Theater near the Washington Monument: Performances, Speeches and Tributes

Hosted by CureFest

Childhood Cancer Shoe Memorial Ceremony

Washington Monument Grounds

Hosted by CureFest and the 1Voice Foundation

CureFest Walk

Washington Monument Grounds

Hosted by CureFest

Additional Components

One Voice Walks (Virtual)

Rather than just one large walk in Washington, DC, this year will feature hundreds of informal neighborhood One Voice walks around the country. Some walks may involve one person and others might involve many families. Customized banners with the name of your group, organization or community will be available for purchase at cost. 

Custom CureFest App (Virtual and In-Person)

Participants will be interconnected virtually through an interactive, custom app that will count the group’s steps for the day. Based on the number of participants, we will have a group goal for steps taken on September 24 and 25. There will also be unique ways for families to share updates and words of encouragement with other families.

Video Tribute for Fighters, Survivors and Angels

This year, families will have the opportunity to honor their children by submitting a photo. These images will be edited into a virtual tribute video that will be shared on social media on September 26 and beyond. 

CureFest LiveStream 

CureFest program with speakers and performers will be streamed on September 24 and 25 prior to the One Voice community walks.

CureFest Beads and Medals

Honor beads will be provided to in-person participants. Medals will be presented to all survivors, fighters, and siblings in attendance. 

Virtual participants will have the opportunity to purchase honor beads and medals for survivors, fighters, siblings, parents and advocates.