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LA Galaxy to “Go Gold” in September in support of MLS’ 5th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign

LOS ANGELES (Monday, Sept. 4, 2018) – LA Galaxy has announced their support for MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, in their 5th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign benefitting Children’s Oncology Group. The campaign will officially launch on Saturday, Sept. 1 as part of childhood cancer awareness month. The month-long campaign will feature a commemorative gold adidas Nativo 2018 Official Match Ball and limited-edition merchandise designed by local Los Angeles designer Daniel Sulzberg.

LA Galaxy players, coaches and PRO referees will wear limited-edition Kick Childhood Cancer scarves and t-shirts during pre-game activities. The apparel, along with other “gold-themed” merchandise, including lapel pins and plush toys, are available for purchase at MLSstore.com and at select in-stadium retailers with proceeds benefiting Children’s Oncology Group. Fans can also donate directly to Children’s Oncology Group by visiting http://soc.cr/lbNv30lAEf8.

LA Galaxy fans are encouraged to post images with their Kick Childhood Cancer scarf, or other favorite Galaxy scarves on Instagram and Twitter using #ScarvesUp. MLS WORKS will make a donation to Children’s Oncology Group for each post that includes the hashtag.

To support the Kick Childhood Cancer campaign, the LA Galaxy will host events throughout the month to help raise awareness for childhood cancers.

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Sunday, Sept. 9

Soccer Kicks Blood Cancer presented by Gift of Life Marrow Registry and LA Galaxy Foundation

In partnership with Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry, the LA Galaxy Foundation will co-host a Kick Blood Cancer event at The Americana shopping destination in effort to swab guests in order to save a life of someone battling blood cancer nationally.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night: LA Galaxy II vs. OKC Energy

LA Galaxy II will support the efforts with Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night. Gift of Life Marrow Registry and local marrow donors will be in attendance at the match.

Friday, Sept. 21

Team Training with pediatric cancer survivor from Moorpark AYSO Experience 1

In partnership with Moorpark AYSO, LA Galaxy will host one pediatric cancer survivor as their "Captain" with a visit to team training and attendance to the home match on Sept. 23.

Sunday, Sept. 23

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

In continuation of the "Captain" program, one pediatric cancer survivor will walk out of the team tunnel with LA Galaxy Captain, Ashley Cole. During pregame, LA Galaxy will facilitate a special meeting of a local marrow donor and pediatric cancer survivor recipient coming face-to-face for the first time.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Team Training with CHLA Pediatric Cancer patient Experience 2

In partnership with the Austin Everrett Foundation and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, LA Galaxy will host one pediatric cancer patient as their "Captain" with a visit to team training and attendance to the home match on Sept. 29.

Saturday, Sept. 29

LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 

In continuation of the "Captain" program with CHLA, one pediatric cancer patient will walk out of the team tunnel with LA Galaxy Captain, Ashley Cole. Additionally, there will be a Pediatric Cancer Awareness warm-up auction benefiting LA Galaxy Foundation.

 

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