The Los Angeles Football Club will host approximately 50 childhood cancer survivors on the field before Saturday’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes as part of Major League Soccer’s Kick Childhood Cancer campaign.
The cancer survivors will also take pictures with the team at Banc of California Stadium. The honorary falconer will be a child cancer survivor. Members of the Kaiser Permanente Care Team who work with children with cancer will be honored by the team.
Kick Childhood Cancer games feature gold-themed corner flags and goal nets, captain’s arm bands and commemorative jersey patches.
Limited edition Kick Childhood Cancer scarves and T-shirts will also be worn by MLS players, coaches and referees during pre-game activities.
The apparel, along with other gold-themed merchandise, including lapel pins and plush toys, is available for purchase at MLSstore.com and select in-stadium retailers with proceeds benefiting Children’s Oncology Group, billed as the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.
Fans are encouraged to post images with their Kick Childhood Cancer scarf, or other favorite club scarfs, on Instagram and Twitter using #ScarvesUp.
MLS WORKS, the league’s community outreach initiative, will make a donation to Children’s Oncology Group for each post that includes the hashtag.