College Football Hall of Fame to partner with Curing Kids Cancer this September for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 1, 2015
The College Football Hall of Fame has announced it will donate $1 for every full-priced ticket sold during September to Curing Kids Cancer in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Cancer kills more children in the United States than any other disease,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO, CFHOF “Yet, childhood cancer receives only four percent of U.S. federal funding for research to eradicate this horrible disease. That is why we are supporting Curing Kids Cancer and their mission to find a cure.”
Curing Kids Cancer was founded in 2005 after Grainne and Clay Owen lost their nine-year-old son Killian to leukemia after a four-year battle with the disease. The Owen family lost Killian despite being told by a doctor that there was a new treatment that might have saved his life. The drug was stuck in the lab and could not be given to Killian because of a lack of funding.
“We greatly appreciate the College Football Hall of Fame’s commitment to helping us fund research for treatments to make childhood cancer curable in our lifetime,” said Grainne Owen, founder of Curing Kids Cancer. “We don’t want other families to go through the loss of a child just because of a lack of money.”
Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $7 million for pediatric cancer research. It focuses on innovative, targeted treatments with fewer harmful side effects such as the one their son was unable to have. For more information on how to help, please contact Curing Kids Cancer at 1-866-933-CURE (2873) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the Hall of Fame attraction, which also provides a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.