Kick Childhood Cancer campaign kicks off ahead of September games
FC Cincinnati are proud to join with Major League Soccer and MLS WORKS – MLS’ social responsibility platform – for the league’s annual “Kick Childhood Cancer” initiative in the month of September.
Now in its eighth year, MLS’ Kick Childhood Cancer initiative has helped put a brighter light on what types of cancers typically affect children, how children and their families cope with their diagnoses and help raise funds for further research. Kick Childhood Cancer works to strengthen research efforts to find cures for all types of childhood cancer and provide support to one of the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are honored to work alongside Cancer Free Kids, The Cure Starts Now, The Dragonfly Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House to bring attention to their important work and to provide special experiences for their families,” said Kate Solomon, Vice President, Community Relations and FCC Foundation Executive Director.
FC Cincinnati will work with four local pediatric cancer organizations through the month of September. As the Community Partner of the Match, they will receive scoreboard recognition, booth space and tickets to a match. Each organization will also host a booth in Washington Park prior to each match.
A representative from each organization also designed a KCC scarf which will be sold in the team store and online beginning September 1 with a percentage of proceeds donated to the organizations.
At each of the club’s three home matches in September, as well as the most recent match in August against CF Montréal, a different local organization focusing on different aspects of supporting, caring for and curing children with cancers are recognized:
- Wednesday, Aug. 18 vs. Montréal – The Cure Starts Now
- Saturday, Sept. 4 vs. Miami – Ronald McDonald House
- Saturday, Sept. 11 vs. Toronto – The Dragonfly Foundation
- Saturday, Sept. 18 vs. NYCFC – Cancer Free Kids