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Paulding County High School Football Teams Play Against Kids’ Cancer This September


Coaches and players join Curing Kids Cancer to promote national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

When all five Paulding County High School football teams hit the gridiron next month, their coaches and players will kick off Curing Kids Cancer’s awareness campaign.

This campaign supports national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for children. Gold is the official color for childhood cancer awareness month.

Teams will wear helmet stickers with a gold ribbon and Curing Kids Cancer logo while coaches wear gold whistles and Curing Kids Cancer Lanyards. Players and coaches will both wear Curing Kids Cancer glow-in-the-dark wristbands. Fans can support their teams by wearing the same stickers, wristbands and whistles, which can be purchased at

“We are so excited that all the high schools in Paulding County agreed to help us raise awareness of the desperate need for funding for childhood cancer,” said Grainne Owen, founder and executive director of Curing Kids Cancer. “It’s fantastic that so many want to tackle kids’ cancer and kick it into the end zone so it becomes a thing of the past!”

Taking on pediatric cancer as well as their opponents are:

September 11 – at Paulding County High School vs. Hiram High School

September 18 – at South Paulding High School vs. Allatoona High School

September 25 – at East Paulding High School vs. Manchester High School

October 2 – at North Paulding High School vs. Harrison High School

In 2014, Curing Kids Cancer was able to provide more than $1 million in funding for cutting-edge research projects which may eventually make traditional chemotherapy obsolete. Over the past ten years, the organization has raised more than $7 million for pediatric cancer research.

A donation from Curing Kids Cancer will be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in honor of all of the Paulding County high school football teams’ participation in Curing Kids Cancer’s awareness campaign.