STEPHENVILLE, Texas – After a strong response to a meaningful case last year, Tarleton Football has once again partnered with Curing Kids Cancer to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
On Saturday, when the Texans receive Eastern New Mexico, players will wear wristbands in support of First and Gold, a campaign promoting National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Last year, the Texans supported the same cause in their game against New Mexico Highlands, helping Curing Kids Cancer raise money for childhood cancer research.
Since 2005, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $20 million for childhood cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death from illness for children in the United States, and according to the nonprofit, there is a 1 in 285 chance that a child will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20.
About curing childhood cancer: Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to funding advanced childhood cancer therapies, after losing their son Killian to leukemia in 2003, when he was nine years old. Since its inception in 2005, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $20 million to fund new childhood cancer treatments and childhood cancer research. Targeted therapies offer much hope for better childhood cancer cures with fewer side effects. Visit curingkidscancer.org for more information.