STEPHENVILLE — After a strong response surrounding a meaningful cause last year, Tarleton Football has partnered once again with Curing Kids Cancer to bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
On Saturday, when the Texans host 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 at their game against New Mexico Highlands, and helped Curing Kids Cancer raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Since 2005, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $20 million for pediatric cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States, and according to the nonprofit, there is a 1 in 285 chance a child will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20.
About Curing Kids Cancer: Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to funding cutting edge pediatric cancer therapies, after they lost their son, Killian, to leukemia in 2003 when he was nine years old. Since it was founded in 2005, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $20 million to fund new childhood cancer treatments and pediatric cancer research. Targeted therapies offer great hope in providing better cures for childhood cancer with fewer side effects. Please visit curingkidscancer.org to learn more.