Roc Solid Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that builds hope for kids fighting cancer. Founded by pediatric cancer survivor Eric Newman, the organization is best known for giving Ready Bags to families when their child is first diagnosed, as well as providing backyard playsets to kids during treatment. Roc Solid is based in Virginia but is growing both programs nationwide with the vision to build hope for every child diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
This year, Roc Solid will distribute 2,000 Ready Bags at diagnosis, providing the necessities to stay in the hospital unexpectedly, but also letting families know they are not alone as they begin a terrifying journey. The organization is also set to distribute nearly 500 playsets to kids fighting cancer in 2021. Why playsets? Because kids fighting cancer need a safe, germ-free place to play. And when they're playing, cancer is the last thing on their minds.
Our Charity — 2020 By the Numbers:
- 295 custom Play It Forward playsets built in the backyards of kids fighting cancer.
- 1,555 Roc Solid Ready Bags, containing everything a family
might need when facing new diagnoses and unexpected
- 58 hospital partners.
- Over 30 states served between all Roc Solid programs.