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Soccer Fun Day in Support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

By Admin, 01/18/18, 10:45AM EST



For added fun, Talon, the official mascot of D.C. United, will be there from 12PM - 1PM. Great opportunity for some fun photos!

Help us “KICK Cancer’s Butt with Las Estrellitas” at our first ever SOCCER FUN DAY!


February 24th at the SOUTH RUN Soccer Field #5. 

Amber Amparo, a junior at South County High School and Student of the Year candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  has partnered with SYC to provide an opportunity for children ages U6-U12 to participate in soccer training as the spring season approaches! Register your children to perfect their soccer skills through various technique stations with coaches and instructors while also participating in fun challenges, giveaways, and games throughout the session. A light lunch will be provided for all participants. In addition, a snack will be distributed.

Register and take advantage of this amazing opportunity. 

ALL proceeds will go to Amber’s campaign to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, bringing us closer to a future without blood cancers.

Thank you for your support!

About Amber

Student of the Year Candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

I am Amber Amparo, a junior at South County High School, and I’ve been incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to raise funds to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients as a Student of the Year candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Along with my incredible team, “Las Estrellitas” (Little Stars), I am participating in the 2018 Students of the Year campaign, working and raising awareness for LLS and their mission to cure blood cancers from January 11th to March 3rd. My campaign is in honor of my grandmothers, both of whom passed away but are still seen by me as “little stars forever shining brightly”.

Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership program through which highly-motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth to yield change for the futures of blood cancer patients through their funds raised to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. My mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens. Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. LLS funds research to advance more breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients and serves as a voice for them. Students across the country will compete in the 2018 Students of the Year Campaign!

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

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