FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many kids get diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year?
Each day in the U.S., 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 a Play It Forward project 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 currently works with children's hospitals in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 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 at children's hospitals, who help us determine the best timing for our projects based on treatment plans and other factors. Once a recipient has been selected, a Roc Solid representative meets the family to discuss the project in detail and add it to our schedule.
Q: How can I sign up to volunteer?

We are always looking for extra hands at our fundraising events.

At playset projects, our sponsors do most of the building, but we reserve five spots at each project for our "RSF Volunteers." These spots are first come, first served.

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 calendar.

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.
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