2023 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®
Join us in the 13th Annual Parade of Chapters and showcase the spirit and leadership of your ONS chapter!
This is a fantastic opportunity to ensure that aspiring oncology nurses have the opportunity to succeed and become strong leaders in our profession. The entire oncology nursing profession benefits from the dollars brought in by this annual event, your generous gifts help us deliver on our mission of funding essential education, research, leadership development, and wellness initiatives for nurses.
Don't miss out on this chance to highlight your chapter and be part of a vibrant community of oncology nurses dedicated to making a positive impact. We will celebrate all of our generous ONS Chapters in a virtual parade event during the ONS Bridge™ conference on September 12 and 14, 2023.
Join The Parade Of Chapters
Download the gift form below to make your parade contribution and get your chapter involved today! Once you make your contribution, use the photo form to share a photo representing your chapter or highlighting your members.
All contributions and photos are requested by August 21, 2023, for parade inclusion.
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.