CureFest for Childhood Cancer 2014 Announces Event to be Held on September 21 in Washington, DC
September 21st on the National Mall
Childhood cancer advocates will unite as one voice to
make childhood cancer research a national priority
CONTACT: Kate Samuelson
CureFest for Childhood Cancer
Washington, DC, August 12, 2014 – Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children, yet there is insufficient funding for research. On Sunday, September 21st, CureFest for Childhood Cancer 2014 (http://curefestdc.org/)
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 Mike Gillette, producer of The Truth 365 and CureFest organizer. “We are partnering with several like-minded organizations and advocates to change this reality. This year we expect that well over 100 organizations will participate.”
Currently in its second year in Washington, D.C., CureFest for Childhood Cancer is expected to draw more than 1,000 people and will feature a three mile fundraising walk on the National Mall followed by a family-friendly festival featuring games, activities, live entertainment, speakers, and tributes.
Speakers include 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. Additional speakers will include childhood cancer patients, survivors, and advocates.
On Saturday, September 20th, the eve of CureFest for Childhood Cancer, a gold-themed candlelight rally – “A Night of Golden Lights” – will be held near the White House. Gold is the universal color symbolizing childhood cancer awareness.
Participants can register for the walk at www.curefestdc.org. Registration is $20 per person and fees are waived for families directly impacted by childhood cancer. Participants will have the option to raise funds for any childhood cancer foundation or group that endorses CureFest for Childhood Cancer 2014.
To learn more or become involved, please email info@CureFestDC.org or visit www.facebook.com/
Media Contact: Kate Samuelson firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-505-5288.
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