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DECA Partners with NPCF to Save Children with Cancer

DECA is partnering with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) for a Cause Marketing/Fundraising challenge. This partnership will support NPCF’s mission by engaging all members with future business career goals to make a difference within their community.

By participating in the social impact challenge and community service project, you will gain valuable business skills that will prepare you for your future. These campaigns promote social responsibility, helps you know what it takes to make your business stand out in the community, and reinforce a culture of teamwork and camaraderie in the workplace. 

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Our focus is to find less toxic, more effective treatments through a unique collaborative research initiative called the Sunshine Project.

We currently continue this collaborative research model with 30 hospital partners and leading scientists. Since 1991, the NPCF has donated over $30 million to research and has funded over 28 project initiatives.

Social Impact Challenge

Sign Up for the Social Impact Leader of Tomorrow Challenge

DECA chapters participate with a 1-4 member leadership team as the project managers to develop a creative and unique fundraising campaign to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Members should create a 3-4 minute video and upload it to the DECA YouTube link. The plan must include target audience, benefits, creativity, collaboration, marketing plan, and execution.

You must provide proof of concept by executing the fundraising campaign and raising money for NPCF.

Must include:

  • NPCF branding (sun logo, orange and yellow, and/or our mission of funding research)
  • Keep it uplifting, supportive, and hopeful
  • Social media component (think viral challenge) Use #DECANPCF

Last, but not least… remember to have fun!

You are making a huge impact in the lives of children across the nation that are battling cancer!


If each DECA member (225,000 members) raises $10 each, we will raise $2,250,000 to fund an entire clinical trial for children battling cancer!

Downloadable Resources

Fundraising Incentives

Individual Incentives

*One Prize, Per Incentive Level, Per DECA Member*

  • Raise $43: receive a NPCF drawstring backpack
  • Raise $143: receive the above and an enamel NPCF lapel pin
  • Raise $430: receive all the above and a NPCF T-shirt
  • Raise $1,430: receive all the above and a NPCF Hat

Team Incentives

The top 3 teams will be awarded travel stipends to attend DECA’s ICDC in Anaheim, CA. The top 3 projects will also be featured nationally as NPCF’s new cause-raising campaigns for students. Extra points will be awarded to teams who raise a minimum of $43 (to honor the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day in the US).

  • 1st place team: $2,000
  • 2nd place team: $1,000
  • 3rd place team: $1,000

Why Is This Important?

  • Each year worldwide, approximately 400,000 children and adolescents of 0-19 years old are diagnosed with cancer.
  • More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant health-related issues because of the current treatment options.
  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children worldwide.
  • Each day, 43 kids in the US are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
  • The NPCF created and governs a collaborative research model focusing on translational studies and phase 0, 1, and 2 clinical trials addressing all types of pediatric cancers.
  • We leverage collaboration, both scientific and philanthropic, to identify promising, less toxic, novel therapies to treat and eliminate childhood cancer.
  • Through our partnerships, top pediatric cancer specialists are able to collaborate, resulting in the fast-tracking of new treatment options into clinical trials.
  • NPCF’s research is affecting treatment protocols worldwide and giving hope to patients and families.

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