Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many kids get diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year?

Each day in the U.S., approximately 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. That’s nearly 16,000 kids each year. Cancer does not discriminate; it affects kids from all backgrounds, ethnicities and socio-economic groups. That’s why Roc Solid’s vision is to one day build hope for 16,000 kids and families every year.

Q: I know a child with cancer. Can you do build a playset for him/her?

We typically receive referrals from child life specialists and social workers at children’s hospitals, so that’s the best place to start. Please mention our programs to those people first. If you have further questions, you can contact us any time.

Roc Solid is currently partnered with children's hospitals in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and California, but we are rapidly expanding to new areas.

Q: How are Play It Forward recipients chosen?

We work very closely with child life specialists and social workers at children's hospitals; they help us determine the best timing for our projects based on treatment plans and other factors. Families complete playset applications, which are submitted to us by our hospital contacts for review. A Roc Solid representative then meets the family (in-person or virtually) to discuss the project, answer questions and add it to our schedule.

Q: How can I sign up to volunteer?

We are always looking for extra hands at community events, our major fundraising events, playset projects and (currently in Hampton Roads, VA only) Ready Bag Packing Parties.

Click here if you'd like to receive emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities, or click here to sign up for a project or fundraising event through our online volunteer calendar.

If you're interested in volunteering regularly or becoming an RSF Leader, please send us an email at info@rocsolidfoundation.org, and we'll put you in touch with the appropriate team member.

Q: Do you take donations of medical equipment or other items for kids and families in need?
We get this question a lot. And we are happy to ask around, but we will often refer you to another local organization that provides these types of resources to children and families. Let us know if we can point you in the right direction.
Q: I’d like to plan a fundraiser for Roc Solid. Where do I start?

First of all, that’s awesome! If you have something in mind, please send an email to info@rocsolidfoundation.org and we will put you in touch with the person who handles community events in your area.

Q: What percentage of donations goes to your programs?

Impacting 16,000 kids and families a year is a big goal, but one we are determined to reach. So we strive to utilize every dollar possible toward growing and implementing our programs. We plan with the 80/20 rule in mind, meaning around 80% of all donations goes straight toward our mission.