Memorial Shoe Display

Shoe Drop Off Locations:
Please match shoes and place in bags or boxes before dropping them off. Thank you! 

Northern Virginia

PowerWorx Dance
3800 Concorde Parkway
Suite 700

Chantilly, VA 20151

NOVA Elite Dance Alliance

4200-R Lafayette Center Drive

Chantilly, VA 20151

Times: Mon - Fri. from 4 to 8 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

If studio is closed, please leave shoes in plastic bags outside of front door. 

Personal residence
(leave on front porch in or around red bin)

10311 Beaumont St.

Fairfax, VA 22030

Personal residence
42591 Callalily Way

Ashburn, VA 20148

Personal residence
43921 Churchhill Glen Drive
Chantilly, VA 20152

Personal Residence

6437 Colonial Village Loop

Manassas VA 20112

Personal Residence:
26036 Talamore Drive
South Riding, VA 20152


Savage Dance Company
102 Competitive Goals Dr.

Sykesville, MD 21784

Tuesday: 4 - 8 pm

Thursday: 4 - 8 pm

Friday: 4 - 8 pm

Personal residence
6172 Mississippi Lane

New Market, MD 21774

Residence at Marylander Apartments

3501 St. Paul St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

Personal residence
16906 Tidewater Lane
Hughesville, MD 20637

Personal residence
13 English Elm Ct.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Washington, DC

Personal residence
1267 Delafield Place NE
Washington, DC 20017

North Carolina

Evolution Dance Complex
4515 Fountain Dr., Unit 1-3
Wilmington, NC 28403

New York

Essential Care for Children Program

3853 N. Buffalo Rd.

Orchard Park, NY 14127

2021 CureFest will feature a powerful memorial on the National Mall to pay tribute to children who have passed away from cancer.

On Sunday, September 26, we will display up to 3,000 pairs of empty shoes at the base of the Washington Monument across from the National Sylvan Theater.

If you are a bereaved parent and would like to ship a pair of shoes to represent your child, please ship the shoes to the following address by September 17:

CureFest Shoe Memorial

c/o Mike Gillette

10311 Beaumont St.

Fairfax, VA 22030

Along with the shoes, please include a piece of paper with your name, your e-mail address, your child's name, and his or her hometown. Also include a description of the shoes - brand, color and size.

This will help our volunteers keep track of the shoes once they arrive. We will e-mail you within a week of receiving the shoes.

Please note that due to the inherent risks of mailing
items, we do not recommend sending original shoes that belonged to your child. A new or substitute pair in the same color, size and style that your child wore is preferred.

We will do our very best to take great care of the shoes but mistakes happen and we do not want to lose or misplace anything so precious. If you do send original shoes, please understand the risks. Contact Mike at with any questions.

We will also be collecting shoes from the general public to be included in the display. If you would like to donate children's shoes (any style) or help collect them in your community, please e-mail Lindsay and Jennifer at

We intend to keep the shoes sent by bereaved parents separate from the shoes donated by the general public. This will allow us to place the shoes representing specific children in a prominent section of the display.

Also, we cannot mail shoes back to families. If you would like your shoes returned to you, please bring them to CureFest in person or have a friend bring them to CureFest for you. Shoes can be picked up at the end of the event on September 26 around 1 or 2 pm.

Shoes will be used in next year's display and/or donated to children in need.

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