One local soccer program is doing their part to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. That’s why all proceeds from Tuesday night’s boy’s and girl’s soccer games at Oak Glen High School will be donated to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Oncology Department. This includes the 50/50 and concession profits.
One of eight children diagnosed with cancer will not survive and every day 250 kids die around the world from cancer.
“Children’s hospital helped be whenever I was born I had a rare condition and they saved me so I’d like to help give my part back,” said Andy Gonzalez.
“Trying to cause awareness and raise as much money as we can. We’re also collecting pajamas and small toys that could also go towards the kids,” said Dominica Price.
Each year the soccer teams chose a charity to support. Last year they raised more than $3,000.
Tonight’s games start at 5:00 p.m., with the girls facing Linsly and the boys will play Beaver Local at 7:00 p.m..