Ashburn, VA (January 30, 2017) – In September, the Stone Bridge High School DECA chapter founded a new chapter event, Go 4 Gold. (DECA is an association of marketing students.)
This was a community-wide fundraiser that helped to raise awareness and much needed funds for pediatric cancer research, all of which were donated to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Many families within the community have been affected by childhood cancer, so the overall response to the event was greater than expected. With help from community sponsors and donations, iDance4aCURE, and Stone Bridge DECA, the event was a major success.
Olivia Guyton, Meredith Robbins and Jack Sardo were the heads of this chapter event. They were responsible for the idea for the event itself, as well as planning, organizing, promoting and running Go 4 Gold. The event was held during the Stone Bridge-Briar Woods football game on November 4th. Stone Bridge DECA was able to make the evening special for one Loudoun County student suffering from a brain tumor, by having her cheer with the Varsity Team at the game.
After working to implement this campaign, the Stone Bridge DECA chapter and team raised more than $6,000, exceeding their goal of $5,000. On January 10th, the Go 4 Gold team traveled to Children’s National in Washington to drop off the donation. The team also was interviewed in Seacrest Studios, the hospital’s radio station. The team had the opportunity to meet the head doctors of the Pediatric Cancer Research Department and tour the hospital.
Stone Bridge DECA plans to host this event for years to come and hopefully create a tradition.