In our continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, Sounders FC are working together with MLS WORKS to help Kick Childhood Cancer. In its 3rd year, the League-wide childhood cancer awareness campaign will continue its efforts to help find better cures for all types of childhood cancer. Help us #KickChildhoodCancer!
Get Involved: Run of Hope | Blood and Marrow Drive | Buy a Scarf
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Training Visit
Tuesday, September 6: Sounders FC invited our friends from The Austen Everett Foundation, Hutch School, Ronald House Charities Western Washington & Alaska and The Sunshine Kids to help us kickoff Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a team training visit! Help support these amazing organizations and their fight against childhood cancer by donating today.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska
Tuesday, September 13: Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will be onsite with McDonald's to hang out with the children and their families of Ronald McDonald House Charities!
Seattle Children's Hospital | 8th Annual Run of Hope Seattle
Sunday, September 25: The Run of Hope Seattle benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (PBTRF) at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It is a special day of events that brings together families and community to raise funds and awareness in support of pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children's Hospital. Register for the 8th Annual Run of Hope Seattle on Sunday, September 25, 2016!
The Austen Everett Foundation
Sunday, September 25: The Austen Everett Foundation will be hosting their private event in The NINETY to cheer on our Sounders FC as they take on the LA Galaxy. The Austen Everett Foundation works to inspire, empower, and improve the lives of kids battling cancer by Uniting the Fight of these extraordinary individuals with professional and collegiate athletic organizations. AEF families will get a chance to connect and enjoy some fun activities outside of the hospital while they cheer on the Sounders to victory!
Honorary Team Captain, Zach Cezar
Wednesday, September 28: Zach Cezar will be our honorary team captain for our Childhood Cancer Awareness match versus Chicago Fire. Zach will join Sounders FC captain Brad Evans and help participate in the prematch ceremonies with the team and coin toss with Brad. Check out all the past honorary team captains including our very own 2015 Honorary Team Captain, Isiah Waiters!
Bloodworks Northwest and Be The Match
Wednesday, September 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT | The NINETY, 406 Occidental Avenue S, Seattle WA 98104: Calling all Sounders FC fans! Join us in the early afternoon until the match in The NINETY as we host our first ever blood and bone marrow drive!
- Each year, Bloodworks Northwest helps over 55,000 patients receive life-saving blood transfusions in the Pacific Northwest. Those patients would be almost enough to fill the seats at CenturyLink Field! Blood donations are used daily by patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatment, organ transplants, and trauma injuries and burns. A patient with a childhood cancer typically receives at least 2 blood products during treatment. Your blood donation is critical in helping our community maintain a stable supply. Donors who register to donate blood at the official Seattle Sounders FC blood drive event will receive one (1) ticket to see Sounders FC play after the event that evening at CenturyLink Field on 9/28/16 at 7:30 PM versus the Chicago Fire, courtesy of Bloodworks Northwest. Tickets are non-transferrable and are not redeemable for cash and will not be substituted for any other match. Spacing is limited and appointments are required. To make an appointment, please click here or call 800-398-7888. For more event and promotion details, please click here.
- Be The Match will also be on site to encourage Sounders FC fans to join the donor registry! Their mission is to provide a matching donor for every patient in need and eliminate barriers to transplant, and we are about to accomplish that with your help. Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, connects patients with blood diseases to their life-saving marrow or stem cell transplant. Anyone between the ages of 18-44 who is in good health and committed to donating to a patient in need is encouraged to join the donor registry. Joining is simple and takes less than 10 minutes – all you need to do is fill out a form and swab your cheek. Once you join, you stay on the registry until you are 61 and are called to donate only if you are the best match for a patient. For the patients they serve, transplant is their best or only chance for survival and most people don’t realize they have the power to be that patient’s cure. For more information on how to become a bone marrow donor, please click here.
Kick Childhood Cancer Scarves
You too can help find a cure for every child with cancer by purchasing an exclusive Kick Childhood Cancer Scarf at the Pro Shop at CenturyLink Field and the Downtown Pro Shop, while supplies last. Proceeds go to The Austen Everett Foundation and Children’s Oncology Group.