CureFest 2021 will take place in a hybrid format this September. There will be an in-person event in Washington, DC as well as an interactive virtual format that will allow families from across the world to hold One Voice Walks and other activities in their own communities.
2020's virtual-only format allowed us to reach many families that would otherwise be unable to attend CureFest in person. Based on this success, we made the decision to offer a virtual experience in 2021 even though we will have an in-person presence this year in our Nation's Capital.
CureFest for Childhood Cancer will be held in-person in Washington, DC on September 25- 26, 2021.
Here are some of the features of In-person CureFest: (Please note that all plans are tentative and many details will be finalized over the summer.)
Saturday, September 25 from 5 PM to 9:15 PM
Meet and Greet
A Night of Golden Lights Program
Sunday, September 26 from 11 AM to approximately 1 PM (Ending time is TBD)
Washington Monument / National Sylvan Theater
Community Vocal and Dance Performances
Childhood Cancer Shoe Display
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
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 25 and 26. 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 (tentative)
CureFest program with speakers and performers will be tentatively streamed on September 26, 2020 prior to the One Voice community walks.
CureFest Beads and Medals
Individuals will have the opportunity to purchase honor beads and medals for survivors, fighters, siblings, parents and advocates.
In addition, the CureFest Team is working on other enhancements to this year's event. We will post details throughout the summer.