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Congratulations to the 2013 Pink to the Pitch Spirit Winners!
November 2013

Contact:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Faith Boettger, 703-281-0349  PRESS RELEASE

VIENNA YOUTH SOCCER’S SECOND ANNUAL GIVE CANCER THE BOOT CAMPAIGN RAISES AWARENESS AND BUILDS COMMUNITY 

“GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” T-SHIRTS SUPPORT LIFE WITH CANCER! 

VIENNA, VA – November 15, 2013 – Vienna Youth Soccer’s (VYS) fields were a sea of pink in October as players and their families participated in the second annual ”GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” campaign by wearing pink during games and practices. 
 
From October 23-31st, VYS players were asked to wear pink to raise awareness on the risks of breast cancer and benefits of early detection. Players and their families could be seen all over Vienna and surrounding fields sporting their "Give Cancer the Boot" t-shirts and pink gear. Boys, girls, men and women participated - showing that pink has truly become a statement of support. 
 
This year, VYS sold over 560 specially-designed pink t-shirts and PJ’s Sports donated 10% of all VYS sales for the month of October to the Give Cancer the Boot. The VYS Give Cancer the Boot campaign supports Life with Cancer a local, community-funded organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing information, education and support. VYS and PJ’s’ combined donation of over $1700 to Life with Cancer will make a difference in helping families get the support and services they need. 
 
According to Leigh Palmer, VYS Board member, coach and avid soccer player, "I am thrilled to support the VYS community especially when the cause hits close to home. I have been playing in a women’s soccer league on the same team for over a decade. Within this small group of women, four have been diagnosed with cancer, including one that was recently diagnosed. We proudly wore our shirts to support her and raise awareness."
 

VYS Pink to the Pitch Spirit Winners! 

Leigh Palmer’s Team USA  

U12G Lucky Charms

 U12G Lucky Charms

U10B Blue Titans

U10G Fire Red

 
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Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS): Established in 1974, VYS’ mission is to provide the opportunity for children of all abilities living in and near Vienna to be involved in a high-quality soccer experience. With over 3500 players each season, VYS is committed to creating a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and players have the tools and training to work together to achieve our mission. www.vys.org 
 
PJ’s Sports is a family owned and operated athletic retail business specializing in soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. For over 22 years, PJ’s has provided quality products at competitive prices with first class service. Store locations in Bethesda, Maryland and Falls Church, Virginia feature a wide selection of men, women and youth apparel and footwear. www.pjssports.com 
 
Life with Cancer™, a part of Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System, offers support and education for anyone affected by cancer to help people cope with their individual cancer and its treatments in the best way possible. Since 1988, Life with Cancer has become the region’s leading cancer education and support organization, and currently offers between 40-50 classes per month at our Family Center, as well as at various other locations. Life with Cancer, under the Inova Health System Foundation, a 501 c(3) organization, offers all program services entirely free to anyone with cancer and their loved ones, regardless of their treatment location. 

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