Our Mission

Our Mission

The Decathlon has one simple goal ­— to fund the research that cures pediatric cancer.

Our mission is to build a powerful community of business leaders to support this cause by producing a world-class athletic event inspiring athletes of all skill levels. The Decathlon’s participants are committed to directing 100% of every donation they accumulate to support pediatric cancer research conducted at the preeminent cancer institutions in the United States. Since 2009, The Decathlon's community has raised $6.0M+

Specifically, The Decathlon’s community has funded two important clinical trials.

Pediatric cancer is curable with the generous support of this powerful community of business leaders. Please join us in this mission.



Funds raised by The Decathlon's participants support the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigator's Consortium (POETIC). POETIC is a consortium of leading academic institutions across North America directed by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The mission of POETIC is to promote the early clinical development of promising therapies for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and related disorders. This unique, broad collaboration of renowned experts:

  • Identifies new agents and treatments that may improve children's length and quality of life, increasing access to early clinical trials and new cancer therapies for the patients who need them most and
  • Designs and conducts clinical research trials – allowing children to access otherwise unavailable therapies, close to their homes