Philadelphia, PA – The Jefferson Women’s Soccer team has partnered with Vs. Cancer the 2nd straight season to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. The fundraiser is lasting throughout the season, but the team celebrated their efforts on Saturday, October 6th during their game against Caldwell.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, half of the money raised will fund national brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, while the other half goes directly to the pediatric oncology unit at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Jefferson Women’s Soccer team has already raised over $2,013.00 thanks to the generous support of their family and friends.
Brant Masters, Director of Team Relations for the Vs. Cancer, played collegiate baseball at Furman University and participated with Vs. Cancer as a fundraiser before coming to work for Vs. Cancer full-time. “It is exciting to see the efforts of the Jefferson Women’ Soccer team making an immediate impact at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As college athletes, kids look up to them. They are not only helping local children who are fighting, but are also making a difference for the next child fighting through funding groundbreaking research, in memory of Brooke. With the support of this incredible team, we are going to make a true difference in these children’s lives.”
Vs. Cancer was founded in 2012 by childhood brain tumor survivor Chase Jones, who was a collegiate baseball player at the University of North Carolina during the time of his diagnosis. The support of his teammates during treatment was his largest source of strength, which Vs. Cancer now provides to kids across the U.S. by working with college athletic teams.
Vs. Cancer has worked with hundreds of athletes, teams and communities nationwide to fund the comprehensive spectrum of the pediatric cancer battle: from research initiatives across the country to healing programs within local children's hospitals. With the help of their student athletes, Vs. Cancer has raised over $4 million dollars since their inception.
To support the team’s fundraising campaign, visit https://team.curethekids.org/team/189887.