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College Football Teams Kick Childhood Cancer to the End Zone during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The annual Curing Kids Cancer September childhood cancer awareness campaign is back for a fourth year in 2016, with a new look and a new partner in the American Cancer Society.  With an updated name, the "A House United" awareness campaign starts where Curing Kids Cancer left off last September, bringing awareness to and raising funds for much needed pediatric cancer research and treatments to better help children undergoing traditional (and outdated) cancer care with the help of many nationally-known college football programs in the Southeast and beyond.

This September during Childhood Cancer Awareness month, select Southeastern Conference (SEC), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Sun Belt Conference coaches will wear Curing Kids Cancer lanyards with gold whistles during at least one home game in September, while players will be sporting Curing Kids Cancer helmet stickers.  Both players and coaches will have the opportunity to wear Curing Kids Cancer branded wristbands on and off the field to bring attention to pediatric cancers.

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University of Tennessee coaches wearing Curing Kids Cancer gold whistles during the month of September

"By supporting this event, college football teams and coaches are helping Curing Kids Cancer to save children's lives," said Grainne Owen, founder of Curing Kids Cancer.

ESPN GameDay Commentator Lee Corso says, "As Chairman of Coaches Curing Kids Cancer, I'm very happy to see so many college football coaches and players stepping up to raise awareness about childhood cancer. It's fantastic that so many teams are supporting this great cause. We all want to tackle kids cancer and make it a thing of the past."

Schedule of teams supporting pediatric cancer awareness during the month of September

Tune in as your favorite team partners with Curing Kids Cancer and the American Cancer Society during Childhood Cancer Awareness month:

Duke University - October 1 vs. University of Virginia

Georgia State University 
- September 2 vs. Ball State

Georgia Institute of Technology 
- September 17 vs. Vanderbilt

Kennesaw State University - October 8 vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Mississippi State University 
- September 10 vs. South Carolina

University of Alabama - September 10 vs. Western Kentucky

University of Georgia 
- September 10 vs. Nicholls State

University of South Carolina 
- October 1 vs. Texas A&M

University of Tennessee 
- September 17 vs. Ohio Bobcats

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Curing Kids Cancer and The American Cancer Society will make a donation to childhood cancer research projects in honor of the teams participating in the campaign.

When programs choose to support Curing Kids Cancer during the month of September, the charity will fund a research project in that same area, to help local children affected by pediatric cancer.  Some of those hospitals include:

 

Cheer on your team and get your gear today!

Fans can get their own Curing Kids Cancer gear to support our cause and their team.  Enter a quantity and click Add to Cart to order any of the items below. View Cart

Helmet Stickers: $5 for 5 stickers

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Imprinted Glow in the Dark Wristbands: $3 each

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Curing Kids Cancer Red T-shirt: $10 each

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Imprinted Lanyards with Gold Whistles: $10 each

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