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CureFest Registration

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​Preliminary CureFest Schedule

Wednesday, September 21

Golden Toast

6 p.m. at LiUNA's Private Rooftop Deck 
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

Members of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus gather with advocates, doctors, and survivors to raise awareness for the pediatric cancer community.

Hosted by the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus

Amplify Advocacy Workshop

Details to be announced

Hosted by various childhood cancer foundations

Friday, September 23

BrainStorm Summit

Day One includes panels, speakers and roundtables on:  Alternative therapies, Grief, Immunotherapy, Palliative Care Best Practices, Sharing Data and Wins from Shared Data, Emotional Support for parents, fighters, siblings and survivors, Preclinical Data, a Review of My DIPG Navigator and the DIPG DMG National Brain Tumor Board, Advanced Therapies Panel, and more.  

(Registration required. $75 per person)

Hosted by foundations and friends from the brain tumor community

​Climb the Hill Youth Advocacy Day

(Registration required.)
Hosted by Kids V Cancer

Teen/Young Adult Event: (details to be announced)

(Registration required.)

Hosted by Tough2gether, Rally Foundation and American Cancer Society

CureFest Family Welcome Night

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer Member Welcome Event (details to be announced) 
Welcome Reception & Awareness Celebration

Hosted by the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer

Saturday, September 24

Tough2gether Against DIPG/DMG Breakfast

This breakfast promises to be a renewal of the shot in the arm the DIPG community experienced last fall.  Now, in its second year, the breakfast is the pinnacle of togetherness for all DIPG families, researchers, physicians, cancer advocates and policy makers. We will intentionally provide time before and after the breakfast program to get to know others as we mingle amongst poster displays of our children and foundations who light our path.  The program once again will highlight trials which are showing promise, new advances on the way, and celebrate the initiatives accomplished together in 2022.  Just as important, we'll hear a fighter's perspective, legislative update, and share a roadmap of more opportunities to work towards together in 2023.  

(Registration required., $25 per person.)

Hosted by Tough2gether

BrainStorm Summit
Day 2 of sessions and break-outs.

(Registration required.)

Hosted by foundations and friends from the brain tumor community

Express, Create & Heal Workshops

9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel

Fighters: Ages 3 - 12

Survivors: Ages 3 - 12

Siblings: Ages 3 - 12

Siblings: Ages 13+

Free event with limited space.

Advance registration is required. 

Hosted by CureFest and A Moment of Magic

Register Here

Teen/Young Adult Workshop

JW Marriott

Hosted by Tough2gether, Rally Foundation and American Cancer Society

Rally to the Capitol

2 p.m. on the National Mall

Hosted by the Rally Foundation

​CureFest Meet and Greet 

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

CureFest Night of Golden Lights

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

​CureFest Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Freedom Plaza

Hosted by CureFest

Sunday, September 25

Hope, Healing and Heaven Worship Service

Hosted by Gift from a Child

CureFest Festival:

11 a.m. at National Sylvan Theater near the Washington Monument: Performances, Speeches and Tributes

Hosted by CureFest

Childhood Cancer Shoe Memorial Ceremony

12:30 p.m. at Washington Monument Grounds

Hosted by CureFest and the 1Voice Foundation

CureFest Walk

12:30 p.m. walk around the Washington Monument Grounds

Hosted by CureFest

CureFest Registration
Complete this form to register for the free CureFest events that are outdoors, open to the public and have no capacity restrictions.  These include the Welcome Event, Rally to the Capitol, Meet and Greet, a Night of Golden Lights, Candlelight Vigil, CureFest Festival and CureFest Walk.

Official and unofficial CureFest events that have limited capacity, involve a fee or are hosted by partnering organizations require a separate registration. You will be able to request additional details about these events by completing this form.  For brief descriptions of these events, view the tentative schedule of events on this page. 
The above registration is for the main CureFest events which are free and open to the public. The following events have space limitations and/or have a fee associated with participation. Please select the events you are interested in learning more about. The organizers will contact you directly by e-mail with more details.
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