We're kicking cancer at Schwan's USA CUP on Wednesday, July 15! As the largest international youth soccer tournament in the western hemisphere we want to use this platform to give back to the community. Kick Cancer will not only raise funds, but also give several cancer fighting organizations the opportunity for exposure and education to USA CUP participants, coaches and fans.
Four cancer fighting organizations have been hand-picked to represent different types of cancers that have affected many of the participants of Schwan’s USA CUP: breast cancer, children’s cancer, leukemia/lymphoma, and colon cancer.
Kick Cancer Details
Donate now, prior to the tournament HERE. The team that raises the highest donation total will receive VIP treatment during one game on Thursday, July 16! The VIP treatment includes a cooler of drinks brought to the field, snacks, a tent to keep cool during the game, prize package for each player, and a special gift for the coach! For each $5 donation submitted, the individual's name will be entered into a raffle to win a limited edition Kick Cancer soccer ball!
Support Kick Cancer at the USA CUP retail store
The USA CUP retail store in the Sport Expo Center will be selling Kick Cancer t-shirts in the four colors of our cancer organizations.
Children's Cancer Research Fund
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Fueled by compassion since opening our doors in 1981, our team has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Our investments in key research initiatives and patient care have led to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries, and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program is a community service project where schools “Collect Spare Change & Change Lives”! Students learn the importance of giving back to their community and helping kids with cancer. Leukemia is the most common form of cancer in people under the age of 20 so students are doing everything they can to help fund cures. Staff members shave their heads, teachers are taped to walls, kids wear crazy hats and principals kiss pigs all to encourage students to bring in their spare change. Any adult can run a Pennies for Patients program at their school so check with your administration to see how your school can help. Every penny counts!
Breast Cancer Awareness Association
The Breast Cancer Awareness Association's focus is on education and delivers information and education each year at its annual education conference. The 2013 BCAA Conference is Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Highlights of this event include an expert panel Opening Session: Breast Cancer in 2013: What's New? featuring Carolyn Torkelson, MD, Gregory Plotnikoff, MD and Keith Knutson, PhD.
Survivors, families and friends are learning to live as fully as possible with this disease as they bravely explore treatment options, incorporate emotional and lifestyle changes and try to prevent the disease. This conference was designed to fulfill a desperate need for breast health information in a supportive, inspiring and nonthreatening environment. Our conference brings the best medical and therapeutic breast health experts together with anyone concerned about breast cancer for a day of learning on how to live as fully as possible when breast cancer touches your life. More and more women and men too, at a younger and younger age are diagnosed annually with breast cancer. Through education one can not only survive this disease but also live courageously, creatively and with grace. Our program crosses all boundaries and supports a broad range of healing philosophies and possibilities. We want to open doors and make access to knowledge easy for you.
Colon Cancer Coalition
Over 1 in 19 people will develop colon cancer sometime in their lifetime. In fact, only lung cancer kills more Americans each year than colon cancer, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With early detection and regular screenings, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.
Empower yourself by increasing your understanding of this largely preventable disease with information and resources from the Colon Cancer Coalition. The Colon Cancer Coalition is a national non-profit organization based in Minnesota dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging screening for colon cancer. The organization’s signature Get Your Rear in Gear events are held in communities throughout the United States. By encouraging early screening and making the words colon, colorectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language, they believe they can help overcome the fear and decrease deaths from this largely preventable cancer.
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