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13th Annual Parade of Chapters


"The parade represents what we all care deeply about, which is helping our nursing community to develop its leaders." 
- ONS Past President Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN®

Thank You for Celebrating With Us

The Oncology Nursing Foundation’s 13th Annual Parade of Chapters continued its tradition of celebrating ONS chapters’ leadership and generosity during the ONS Bridge™ conference this fall.

The parade provides a platform to actively support the Foundation’s three mission pillars—leadership, education, and research—and make a substantial impact on funding for specialized nursing practice and leadership.

75 chapters participated in the virtual parade raising more than $119,000 to benefit the oncology nursing community. This remarkable accomplishment not only sets a record for the Parade of Chapters but also reflects the unwavering dedication and commitment of the entire oncology nursing community.

 Watch the recording of this year’s virtual Parade of Chapters

The Spirit Of Chapter Leadership

Of our 205 ONS Chapters, more than 73 chapters participated raising more than $91,275 to benefit the oncology nursing community during last year's 12th Annual Parade of Chapters. These funds played a critical role in improving patient care and advancing the oncology nursing profession. With your help, the Foundation was able to allocate more than $1.3 million in funding in 2022 ensuring that aspiring oncology nurses can succeed and become strong leaders in our profession.

ONS Chapters also displayed dedication to chapter leadership and advancing oncology nursing at the 48th Annual ONS Congress®. A remarkable contribution from the Cleveland chapter, as well as the generous support of the Bluegrass, Chicago Western Suburbs, Northeast Oklahoma, and Phoenix chapters, exemplified the spirit of compassion and commitment that defines our profession. Every gift continues to help us make a difference in the lives of oncology nurses and the patients they care for.

Cleveland is one of the first local ONS chapters to be founded and we strive to ensure this chapter remains committed it's mission of to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and cancer care. Both ONS and the Foundation play a pivotal role in the professional and personal growth of oncology nurses, evident through the numerous award and scholarship opportunities. After reviewing our national historic scholarship usage data we were inspired to support the sustainability of these opportunities. With extra funds in our budget and the desire to support our common mission, we decided to give back.