For the ninth consecutive year, all of Major League Soccer will partner with Continental Tire for Kick Childhood Cancer, a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancers and raising funds for new research. The KCC benefits the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an organization specifically dedicated to adolescent cancer research. With a presence in more than 200 hospitals around the world, COG is doing more than its fair share to fight childhood cancer, but they can use some help.
As part of the league-wide campaign, Minnesota United will recognize Kick Childhood Cancer Month throughout September. In this Saturday’s game against FC Dallas (September 3 at 2:30 p.m. CT), as well as various other dates throughout the month, MNUFC will celebrate KCC, presented by M Health Fairview, with several elements: players will wear adidas Kick Childhood Cancer warm-up tops on September 3 – which will be offered to families of pediatric patients – and a yellow jersey Kick Childhood Cancer patch on their shirts.
Since this campaign began nine years ago, Kick Childhood Cancer has helped offset the costs of more than 40,000 clinical trial enrollments. By the end of this year, another 4,000 should be added to this number.
If you’re looking to get more directly involved in the cause, the last three points are specifically for you. Between the Register Round Up program, the Continental KCC Challenge, and the Twin Cities Harvest Festival Corn Maze, there are plenty of ways to be a part of this cause. Join MLS and Minnesota united this month in the fight against childhood cancer!