Childhood Cancer Awareness month runs through September

Frisco, TX (Sept. 1, 2021) - In honor of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness month, FC Dallas announced a series of initiatives as part of Major League Soccer, MLS WORKS and Continental Tire’s Kick Childhood Cancer campaign to raise awareness and funds to combat childhood cancer. Entering its eighth year, Major League Soccer’s Kick Childhood Cancer efforts focus on supporting research to help find a cure for all forms of childhood cancer.

Kick Childhood Cancer Match: FC Dallas vs Sporting Kansas City on 9/29/21

The highlight of the month includes FC Dallas’ Kick Childhood Cancer match against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, September 29 at Toyota Stadium. The FC Dallas Foundation will operate a Kick Childhood Cancer auction benefitting Wipe Out Kids Cancer. The auction, which runs from September 29-October 8, features an autographed Kick Childhood Cancer adidas training top which players from both teams will wear during pre-match warmups. The Foundation will also auction a team-signed and match-used specialty Kick Childhood Cancer soccer ball. FC Dallas will host special guests battling childhood cancer as well as their families on September 29th.

The Kick Childhood Cancer match will also feature:

  • A commemorative Kick Childhood Cancer edition MLS adidas Nativo 21 Official Match Ball used in match play
  • Gold corner flags
  • Gold goal nets
  • Gold captain’s armbands
  • Gold ribbon jersey patches
  • PRO referees will sport wristbands featuring a Kick Childhood Cancer ribbon

Fans can purchase the special KCC pre-match edition Pre-Match adidas jerseys on Soccer90 and FCDFanShop.com. MLS will donate all royalties it receives from Kick Childhood Cancer edition jerseys sold through official retail partners to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Foundation, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

FC Dallas Virtual Hospital Visits

FC Dallas will also execute virtual player appearances with pediatric cancer patients at Dallas/Fort Worth children’s hospitals during Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Make an Impact on Social Media

As part of the month-long initiatives, FC Dallas fans are encouraged to support the Kick Childhood Cancer campaign by tweeting inspirational messages with the hashtag #KickChildhoodCancer during September. For every post featuring the #KickChildhoodCancer hashtag on Twitter from September 1-30, 2021, Continental Tire will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000).

For more in the Major League Soccer’s league-wide Kick Childhood Cancer efforts, please click here.