In September of 2023, MLS and Continental Tire are teaming up to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The 10th annual “Kick Childhood Cancer” (KCC) campaign will raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and treatment. As a club, Charlotte FC has partnered with Atrium Health Levine Children’s to highlight their team and patients for the match on September 20 and throughout the month.
- Every day, 47 families learn their child has cancer.
- Approximately 1 in 285 children in the US will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
- Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for children in the US.
Atrium Health Levine Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders is a nationally recognized team of specialists committed to helping patients and their families get the best care when their world is turned upside down. Treating the full spectrum of cancer and blood disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, expert clinicians and leading researchers give patients from around the globe access to clinical trials and novel treatments for even the rarest of diseases. With the region’s only pediatric blood & marrow transplant unit, cellular therapy program and integrative oncology program, Levine Children’s has been named one of the top programs for cancer in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. But beyond the clinical care, Levine Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders goes the extra step to improve the patient’s journey, offering supportive services such as child life, music therapy, massage, acupuncture and much more. With a new, state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot outpatient space, children are in the best hands at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.
Ellie, 3, was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 2 years old. Thanks to the expert care of her pediatric cancer team at Atrium Health Levine Children’s, Ellie is doing great. She loves reading, dancing to Taylor Swift songs and expressing herself through art. Her artwork inspired the scarf giveaway at the Kick Childhood Cancer match!
SCARF GIVEAWAY | CLT V PHI
Charlotte FC is excited to honor Ellie at the Kick Childhood Cancer match on September 20th. The first 7,500 fans will receive a specially designed scarf inspired by her love of soccer balls, smiley faces, and rainbows.