DCG Giving’s 2023 Year in Review

In our second year of assisting young people with cancer and their families across the country and partnering with the Children’s Oncology Group, DCG Giving has built on our past successes, making significant donations to prestigious cancer institutions in several metropolitan areas. We undertook this effort as part of our strategy to help cure as many cases of pediatric cancer as possible and make the treatment process easier on kids and families everywhere we could. As we look to 2024, we want to support more lifesaving research initiatives and support more children and teens with cancer across the country. With your contributions, we’ll be able to make next year an even bigger and better one for DCG Giving and make a difference in the lives of even more kids.

Our highlights from 2023 include:

  • The Heavyweight Dinner at NADA 2023 – The biggest afterparty at the 2023 NADA Show in Dallas was the Dave Cantin Group’s Heavyweight Dinner, featuring the iconic Mike Tyson. This event raised over $250,000 for our Children’s Oncology Group partners with an exclusive auction of Tyson-autographed boxing gloves and introduced DCG Giving to major players in the automotive industry.
  • Our $50,000 contribution to the Hope & Heroes Research Initiative at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was made in honor of the late Michael Rendine, former co-owner of New Jersey’s Crystal Toyota-Mazda, who was loved by many in the automotive business. This donation has funded not only new clinical trials, but also emerging treatment research and clinical care at seven tri-state area hospitals for young patients who need it now.
  • Our multi-city donation tour during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which kicked off a multi-city Giving Tour and has helped treat children and teens with many forms of cancer throughout the greater Miami area and the Southeast as a whole. During the tour, we contributed $50,000 each to University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, all of which are among the top pediatric cancer institutions in their regions.
  • On Giving Tuesday 2023, we went into the last few weeks of the year strong with a campaign to make people around the country aware of their local pediatric cancer institutions and what they can do to help.

While we have a lot of successes to celebrate in 2023, we have a lot more work to do in 2024, as the fight against pediatric cancer is far from over. Please join us and donate now to make an immediate difference for kids and families across America who are affected by cancer.