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DC United & Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Come watch as two MLS playoff contenders—DC United and Columbus Crew—face off while helping raise awareness about childhood cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Image result for dc united vs columbus crewThat’s right! DC United has joined with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) to hold a childhood cancer awareness event at their match against Columbus Crew on September 28 at RFK Stadium, and you’re invited! Tickets cost just $25, and when you use the link below, $10 of the cost of each ticket purchase will be donated back to the ACCO to support the ACCO and its mission to aid children with cancer and their families.

https://groupmatics.events/#/event/accodcu

DC United Supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s right around the corner. Our goal is to turn the world “gold” during this critical awareness month, to give everyone, everywhere, a visual reminder of the importance of the fight against this deadly disease. We are so excited to have DC United’s help and support as they turn RFK Stadium GOLD on September 28. All DC United players will have gold laces on their sneakers and will wear gold warm up shirts. The playing field will highlight gold nets and gold corner flags.

And most critically, the half-time show will shine a gold spotlight on childhood cancer, making a human gold ribbon on the field! Pre-selected individuals will get a free gold t-shirt and will be invited onto the field to participate in this special on-field experience. Spots are limited based on availability, so purchase your tickets today for your chance to be a part of this amazing show.

Join the Fun and Participate in this Important Event

  • What: Major League Soccer: DC United v. Columbus Crew featuring the ACCO and childhood cancer
  • When: September 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Where: RFK Stadium in in Washington, DC
  • How: Tickets are $25 apiece. Use the link below and $10 of each ticket purchase will be donated to the ACCO:
  • https://groupmatics.events/#/event/accodcu
  • Time is limited: tickets are available only until September 26, 2016 @ 11:59 PM EST.

Why Should You Participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

Unfortunately, childhood cancer is still considered a “rare” disease and despite the devastating impact on children diagnosed with the disease and their families, it receives only a fraction of the public awareness, research, and funding devoted to adult cancers. Yet a few simple facts will bring the stark realities of childhood cancer into clear focus:

  • Cancer is the #1 cause of disease-related deaths in the United States today;
  • Approximately 1 in 285 children under the age of 20 will be diagnosed with cancer;
  • 2 out of every 10 children with childhood cancer will not survive;
  • Nearly 90% of all childhood cancer survivors will suffer long-term health problems directly related to their cancer and the toxicity of current treatment options;
  • Of the 109 new drugs developed since 1990 for the treatment of cancer, only two were developed and approved by the FDA specifically to treat childhood cancer.

Why Should You Support the ACCO?

When you purchase a ticket to this fun, exciting MLS game using the link above, $10 of the price of your ticket will go directly to the ACCO to support its mission of advocating on behalf of children with cancer at the national and international levels, as well as developing and providing educational resources free of charge to children with cancer and their families. These educational tools help guide and support children and their families through every stage of their fight against this terrible disease: providing parents with accurate, timely information they need to help make critical medical decisions, helping children cope with the scary, stressful, unknown world of the hospital, tests, and treatments, and supporting families as they navigate the new, unwelcome world into which they are thrown when they first hear those terrible words: “your child has cancer.”

We thank you, and the brave childhood cancer warriors across the country thank you, because

Kids Can’t Fight Cancer Alone!®

About the American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping kids with cancer and their families navigate the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through survivorship. Internationally, the ACCO is the sole US member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI), the largest patient-support organization for childhood cancer in the world. Here in the United States, the ACCO promotes the critical importance of ensuring continued funding into new and better treatment protocols for childhood cancer.  And most importantly, the ACCO is focused on the children: developing and providing educational tools for children fighting cancer and their families, empowering them in their understanding of childhood cancer and the medical decisions they must make during this difficult journey. All of ACCO’s resources are available free of charge for families coping with childhood cancer.

For additional information about childhood cancer or on the ACCO, or to order resources for you or your child, please visit our website at www.acco.org.

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