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Kick Childhood Cancer

Kick Childhood Cancer

In September 2019, Major League soccer and its Clubs conducted the 6th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign as part of childhood cancer awareness month.


Why Childhood Cancer?

  • Every day, 40 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

The Children’s Oncology Group Foundation, supports the Children’s Oncology Group, which is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 10,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals around the world.

League-wide Activation

The League-wide campaign was promoted nationally throughout September on broadcast, in-stadium, on social and digital channels and by all MLS clubs through various local activations.

Ways to help

Check back for more ways to help including exclusive Kick Childhood Cancer merchandise, social fundraising opportunities and auctions for game-used memorabilia.

DONATE! You also have the opportunity to donate directly to Children’s Oncology Group by visiting

Fundraising Impact

National Kick Childhood Cancer efforts have helped strengthen Children’s Oncology Group's research efforts across the entire spectrum of pediatric cancers, including Project:EveryChild — which aims to capture the biology and outcome data of every child diagnosed with cancer. A single enrollment into a clinical trial for Project:EveryChild can approach $10,000 per patient. MLS has helped to offset the costs of more than 22,000 enrollments to-date, with an expected 30,000 to be enrolled by the end of 2020.