CureFest Weekend

Held during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CureFest for Childhood Cancer’s mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority by uniting the childhood cancer community, the general public, and government officials as one voice against childhood cancer.

“One of the reasons there has never been a childhood cancer movement is that there are thousands of tiny childhood cancer foundations and groups that have the same goals but are not working together,” says AWOCCF’s Mike Gillette. “We are partnering with several like-minded organizations and advocates to change this reality.

The 2014 CureFest for Childhood Cancer drew more than 2,500 people from over 40 states. Speakers included Peter C. Adamson, MD, a long-time champion for childhood cancer research and chair of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) – the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

CureFest Weekend 2015 will be held on September 19 and 20. On Saturday there will be an Opening Event as well as a Candlelight Vigil at the White House. On Sunday, there will be a CureFest Walk and Festival.

 

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