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CureFest for Childhood Cancer will be held in Washington, DC on September 14-16, 2018.
On Friday September 14, after the House of Representatives Childhood Cancer Summit, CureFest will sponsor a pediatric cancer Youth Advocacy Day. Kids will attend an advocacy training in the Rayburn House Office Building immediately after the Childhood Cancer Summit at approximately 11:30 am. Kids will then meet with Members of Congress and Congressional staff to express their support for pediatric cancer research. This is a kids-only advocacy day for youth in elementary school to college. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria.
This is a powerful way to ask Congress to care about kids with cancer. Be part of the solution! No experience is necessary.
CureFest continues on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a Rally to the U.S. Capitol. Families will be meeting on Freedom Plaza to make signs and then walk to the U.S. Capitol and back. Freedom Plaza is located at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
The Meet & Greet on Freedom Plaza is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. This family friendly event includes music and activities for children. Immediately following the Meet & Greet is a "A Night of Golden Lights." From 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. there will be live music and a speaking presentation at Freedom Plaza. At 8:30 p.m. attendees will walk as a group to The White House for a candlelight vigil.
On Sunday, CureFest includes both a festival and an organized Walk in which the childhood cancer community and the general public can stand together as one voice against childhood cancer. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon). There will be live music and performances from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Over 250 childhood cancer foundations and groups will be in attendance, along with a lineup of speakers and childhood cancer advocates. The walk, which is approximately 1.8 miles, takes place on the National Mall and offers spectacular views of the city from the U.S. Capitol, and the Washington Monument. Water and light snacks will be provided at the finish line. Registration is free!
Here are some important details:
Registration is required for the walk due to safety issues. Registration is free for all walk participants. There is no cost to attend the festival.
Saturday, September 15, 2018:
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Rally to the U.S. Capitol
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: CureFest Meet & Greet on Freedom Plaza
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: “A Night of Golden Lights” Entertainment and Speaking Program at Freedom Plaza
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of The White House
Sunday, September 16, 2018:
10:00 a.m.: Welcome / Opening Celebration
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Speaking Program
12:00 p.m.: Walk Begins
1:00 p.m: Entertainment/Live Music Begins
3:30 p.m: Event ends
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