Submissions accepted through Jan. 31; winning artwork to be featured on new puzzle benefitting pediatric cancer research
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) has teamed up with Ravensburger, the world leader in jigsaw puzzles, to help piece together a cure for childhood cancer with the launch of the "Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest." Now through January 31, the contest encourages children and teens nationwide to create a design that inspires hope. Ten lucky winners will have their designs incorporated into a limited-edition puzzle, with 100% of the proceeds going towards NPCF’s mission to find the best treatment options for children battling cancer.
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"We’re thrilled to support the NPCF in its mission to end childhood cancer. Our products shape the lives of children, and through this contest, we hope that we can help to improve the chances of younger fighters nationwide," said Filip Franke, CEO of Ravensburger North America.
The Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest encourages children and teens ages 18 and under to use their artistic skills to help impact the lives of young cancer fighters across the U.S. To enter, contestants must create a piece of art they believe inspires hope, while including both the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s sun logo and a puzzle piece shape. All submissions must be received by January 31, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET. Official entry rules can be found here.
Ravensburger AG, is a German game and toy company, publishing house, and market leader in the puzzle market. In 2020, Ravensburger North America selected the NPCF as its official charity partner, making a significant donation to help fund its research trials. Ravensburger is dedicated to helping NPCF by using its craft – jigsaw puzzles – to continue supporting cancer research and the families who need NPCF’s help.
Each day, 43 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer across the nation, and each year over 17,000 families in the US are affected by this disease – with pediatric cancer leading as the number one cause of death by disease among children. NPCF works to fight cancer with 29 open research trials, many of which are yielding significant results. The nonprofit’s unique collaborative research model focuses on translational studies and phase 0, 1, and 2 clinical trials that address all types of pediatric cancer. Its consortium of 20+ hospitals dedicated to this cause are known as the Sunshine Project.
About National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Tampa, Florida. Founded in 1991, the organization has raised upwards of $27 million and partners with 26 hospitals nationwide. Eighty-seven cents of every dollar raised funds research and new medical trials to find less toxic, more therapeutic solutions for childhood cancer. NPCF is proud of its dedication to fiscal responsibility, receiving the highest rating for nearly a decade from Charity Navigator, putting the nonprofit in the top 3% of all charities nationwide. For more information, visit www.NationalPCF.org or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About Ravensburger North America
Ravensburger North America (RNA), a division of Ravensburger AG, is a portfolio of award-winning brands with a shared vision to promote playful development at every stage and every age. The RNA family of brands, including Ravensburger, BRIO, Wonder Forge and ThinkFun, offers an expansive line of thoughtfully designed puzzles, games, toys and activities that focus on quality, craftsmanship and encourage timeless entertainment pursuits or shared moments of fun for the entire family. For more information, visit www.ravensburger.com or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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