CureFest FAQs

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CureFest for Childhood Cancer 2016 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th.  Please click here for the schedule of events.


Yes! You are welcome to bring a stroller on the walk. We suggest a sturdier stroller vs. a light umbrella, since the portions of the route are gravel.

To include your child on the Tribute Wall at CureFest, email an 8.5 x 11 Tribute Page (jpeg if possible) with the child’s photo, name, age, city, state and type of cancer to [email protected] . Need help? Send us a photo with the information and we will gladly create a Tribute for you! This is for a limited time only.

Yes, even though we have waived the registration fee this year, registration is still required for all participants. This will allow us to determine how many people will be attending the event.

Thank you for your interest. To volunteer, please fill our our Volunteer Form or send an email to Gail Toth at [email protected]

You can register online at:

There is no cost for a table and chairs but there is a fee for renting a tent.

Please note: we have a limited amount of space on the National Mall and sold out the last two years. Space is subject to availability.

Reagan National Airport is approximately six miles from the National Mall.

CureFest has reserved a block of rooms at the J.W. Marriott at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. With the block rate, standard rooms are $209 per night plus taxes and fees.

Make your reservation here.

The deadline for the block rate is Friday, August 19, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms and we sold out last year. Details will be posted in the coming days.

There are also several hotels in the area at various price points. We will have a complete list available in the Summer of 2016.

Yes, the National Mall Metro is one of the most accessible public transportation systems in the world. Each Metro station is equipped with an elevator to the train platforms and extra-wide fare gates for wheelchair users. Nearly all of the Metrobuses have wheelchair lifts and kneel at the curb. For people who cannot use public transportation due to a disability, MetroAccess provides a shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit service. The MetroAccess customer service number is (301) 562-5360. For more information visit

For Saturday’s Rally, Meet and Greet, and Candlelight Vigil, please use either Federal Triangle or Metro Center (exit at 13th Street).

For Sunday’s CureFest Walk and Festival, the closest metro stations are L’Enfant Plaza (0.3 miles), Smithsonian (0.4 miles) or Archives (0.3 miles).

Yes, there will be a designated First Aid area.

The closest public restrooms to the CureFest Walk and Festival can be found in the Smithsonian Museums. All of the Smithsonian Museums offer free admission and open at 10 a.m. The entrance to the Air and Space Museum is approximately 100 yards from the CureFest site. In addition there will be several Porta Potties on site.

There is a Refreshment Stand on the National Mall next to the event near Jefferson Drive. There will also be food trucks in the location around the Mall. Many of the museums have cafes as well. There will be light snacks for registered walk participants.

Yes! CureFest for Childhood Cancer will feature a family-friendly atmosphere with games, activities and live entertainment.