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MLS, Atlanta United Supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with 6th Annual Kick Childhood Cancer Campaign

August 29, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

ATLANTA - MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer's social responsibility platform, will officially launch its 6th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign benefitting Children's Oncology Group (COG), on Saturday, Aug. 31 as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Supported by all 24 MLS clubs, the month-long campaign will feature a commemorative gold adidas Nativo Questra 2019 Official Match Ball to be used during all matches as well as gold corner flags and goal nets. Kick Childhood Cancer gold captain's armbands and gold ribbon jersey patches will be worn by the players and coaches and technical staff will adorn Kick Childhood Cancer caps and pins on the sideline.

Atlanta United will kick off its annual Unite & Conquer Cancer campaign with a visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to visit patients and distribute 2019 Team Blankets that include personal messages from First team players and the team's Scarf of the Month - designed by a Children's patient. Additional events include visits to other Children's campuses, pediatric nurse appreciation meals, and exclusive VIP events for special Conquer Kids that are currently fighting pediatric cancer who will get to spend an afternoon with their favorite Atlanta United player.

The highlight of the campaign will take place during the Sept. 14 home match in which 200 pediatric cancer fighters/survivors and their guest will attend the first-ever Gold Squad Tailgate hosted in partnership with the Atlanta United Supporters Groups prior to the match. Over 400 fighters, survivors, and their families will create a human pediatric cancer ribbon on-field during the anthem ceremonies.

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