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Contact: Faith Boettger, 703-281-0349
VIENNA YOUTH SOCCER’S THIRD ANNUAL GIVE CANCER THE BOOT CAMPAIGN RAISES AWARENESS AND BUILDS COMMUNITY
“GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” T-SHIRTS SUPPORT LIFE WITH CANCER!
VIENNA, VA – November 11, 2014 – Vienna Youth Soccer’s (VYS) fields were a sea of pink in October as players and their families participated in the third annual ”GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” campaign by wearing pink during games and practices.
VYS players, coaches and fans were been 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.
Over the past three years, VYS’ Give Cancer the Boot campaign has donated over $3700 to 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. This year’s donation included profits from VYS’ specially-designed shirts and a donation from the U14B Raptors Academy which donated a portion of its fundraising efforts from its Raptor Tag Booster Drive.
According to Faith Boettger, Give Cancer the Boot Chair, "Give Cancer the Boot gives our players and their families a wonderful opportunity to actively participate in breast cancer awareness month and make a difference all year long through our partnership with Life with Cancer."
VYS Players Wear Pink to the Pitch!
Team: U10G Spirit Academy
Team: Funky Bananas
Members of the VYS Board of Directors
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
Life with CancerTM, 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.