The 2018-2020 HOSA Service Project is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). HOSA will work with NPCF for the next year in raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. We are proud to be working with NPCF to help find the cure for cancer.
Every year, 300,000 children from all around the world will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. This monstrosity of a illness will result in hospital visits averaging $40,000 and a 95% chance of health complications later on in life. In other words, the victims of this disease aren’t allowed to focus on their reason for living, but are instead are being forced to focus on trying live. It is this reality that has gotten the state officer team so pumped to get started raising money for the NPCF which performs groundbreaking research with the hope of giving every child that chance to define their purpose. So without further ado we would like to officially introduce our slogan for the national service project: Knock-Out Pediatric Cancer. This slogan was brought forward by the Grain Valley HOSA Chapter and was designed in hopes of spreading to other HOSA state chapters. The concept is simple, for a donation of one dollar students will be able to treat Bozo the Pediatric Cancer Clown like the bully it is and knock the crud out of him! The hope is that students will be drawn to this fundraising idea not just for cause but also for the stress relief that will come from letting off a little steam. We can’t wait to highlight all the money the individual chapters raise and to see all the amazing videos of students knocking-out pediatric cancer. To do this, add the hashtag "knockoutcancer" to any social media post!
For more information on state and national recognition with NPCF, please visit http://hosa.org/serviceproject. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has officially launched their new NPCF + HOSA website located at www.NationalPCF.org/HOSA. This website will be the main source for all involvement with the NPCF as well as where HOSA members and advisors can go to download marketing materials, educational PowerPoints, and videos. Keep checking back as resources are continually be added!
In terms of fundraising, please utilize the guide below on how to create a fundraising team for your chapter.
For information on signing up and joining a team, please see the link below.
For any direct questions that cannot be answered via the website, please email HOSA@NationalPCF.org or call 813-269-0955.