Pin Cancer is a registered 501(c)3 charity that gives wrestlers an avenue to inspire awareness, and raise funds for Childhood Cancer care, treatment, and research.



Pin Cancer is a call to action to help defeat the world’s toughest opponent by rallying the wrestling community in the fight against cancer.


1 in 2 people are directly affected by cancer. Pin Cancer seeks to become how every level of the wrestling community can fight cancer and raise awareness, together.


Pin Cancer was founded in 2011 by a former wrestler Dan Tramontozzi after finding out his mother (Margie) was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer.

Being affected first hand, and still heavily involved with the wrestling community, Dan wanted to unite the sport and form an organization that could help inspire awareness and raise funds to support cancer care and research.

He turned to his College roommate and long-time friend, Jared Ferreira who thought the story behind Dan’s plan was compelling and motivating. Jared, who has had success with developing a non-profit program himself, immediately joined the team to expand on Dan’s vision.

Since inception, the organization has raised more than $2 million, and proceeds are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

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The Pin Cancer team pictured presenting a check for $75,000 during the 2018 Pin Cancer Nationals.

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Dan Tramontozzi & his mother Margie presenting a check for $25,000 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Dan Tramontozzi presenting a check to the Foundation of Morristown Medical Center.


Pin Cancer gives wrestlers two ways to get involved throughout each year. 

The first one is our Wrestle for a Cure Campaign. This is a season long fundraiser where wrestlers create their own fundraising page online, and collect donations throughout the wrestling season. Teams also have the ability to create team pages, as well as host an event to promote their fundraiser. This campaign is launched each October, and ends in March. Wrestlers are also rewarded with PC gear based on the amount they raise through the season. 

The second way to get involved is to sign up and compete at the Pin Cancer Nationals each August. Here, wrestlers sign up and then claim a fundraising page. As they start raising donations and hit milestones in their fundraising before the tournament, they earn some awesome gear from our partner TERRA GRAPPL'R, including exclusive wrestling shoes. 

501(c)3 Status

Thanks to our wrestlers and supporters, we have been voted as a Top 100 non-profit organization for the past 2 years by