Kick Childhood Cancer

MLS Goes Gold

This September, MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, conducted its 4th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Oncology Group (COG). MLS turned “gold” during the month-long campaign.

Why Childhood Cancer?

  • Every day, 41 children are diagnosed with cancer
  • 1 out of 5 children who are diagnosed with cancer dies
  • 3 out of 5 who survive children’s cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
  • Across all ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.

Children’s Oncology Group is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals around the world.

Ways to help

A limited supply of Kick Childhood Cancer scarves and t-shirts designed by Maria Lambiris along with other Kick Childhood Cancer apparel are still available on

DONATE! You also have the opportunity to make a donation on

League-wide support

All 22 MLS clubs participated through various local activations.


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