September is MLS’ Kick Childhood Cancer Month
September is Major League Soccer’s official “Kick Childhood Cancer” month but Sounders FC enjoy supporting kids battling cancer and their families throughout the year.
Austen Everett Foundation
Austen Everett, a 22-year-old goalkeeper for the University of Miami, was once considered one of the top five goalkeepers in the nation. In 2008, during her junior year, Austen found herself in the fight of her life when she was suddenly diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As Austen continued to battle cancer, she recognized the undeniable power, strength and support that her team and athletic community provided her. In Austen’s words, “My personal struggle with the illness was the most challenging and defining time of my life. It taught me how to fight and has allowed me to see more beauty truth and triumph in a single day than I could ever imagine in a lifetime. Cancer has been the most unbelievable blessing in my life and has inspired me to start a foundation to help children in their fight with cancer and other life threatening illness.”
Honorary Team Captain
Sounders FC is proud to partner with The Austen Everett Foundation to inspire, empower and embolden the lives of youth battling cancer, while helping to raise awareness for our Kick Childhood Cancer initiative throughout the season. The Sounders FC Honorary Team Captain is a part of our Xbox Dream Team and participates in our team march with the Sounders FC designated match captain. The Sounders FC Honorary Team Captain is recognized at each match prior to kickoff.