Rally Foundation Teams Up with the Georgia High School Association
to “Go Gold” For Childhood Cancer Awareness this Spring
High schools across the state to “Go Gold” the week of April 10-14
(ATLANTA) – Each school day in America, 46 kids are diagnosed with childhood cancer, the leading disease killer of children ages 15 and younger. After a successful partnership in September 2016, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) is partnering with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) to “Go Gold” for childhood cancer awareness during spring sports the week of April 10-14.
GHSA first partnered with Rally to demonstrate their support for National Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September 2016. The organization encouraged Georgia high school students, athletes and parents to “Go Gold” during the week of Sept. 12, 2016. More than $100,000 was raised for childhood cancer research across the state during the month of September.
Georgia high school students and parents can “Go Gold” by wearing gold T-shirts, wristbands and ribbons throughout the week of April 10, in compliance with school uniform and dress codes. Georgia high school baseball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis teams are encouraged to “Go Gold” at home games and matches by wearing gold jerseys, socks or wristbands that comply with GHSA uniform restrictions.
“Kids don’t just battle cancer one month of the year,” said Dean Crowe, CEO and founder of the Rally Foundation. “Kids fighting cancer and their families endure months, and in many cases, years of treatment. We are honored to have the Georgia High School Association’s commitment to Rally and our mission by encouraging schools to ‘Go Gold’ and raise awareness for childhood cancer this spring, beyond the month of September.”
To learn more about how to get involved, visit RallyFoundation.org or follow Rally on Facebook and Twitter. Suggested “Go Gold” social media hashtags include #GoGold and #RallyOn. Schools can also elect to participate in a Rally 4 Quarters 4 Research fundraiser, a loose change collection, if they desire. For more information, please email Marcie@RallyFoundation.org.
To learn more about upcoming GHSA events and initiatives, please visit GHSA.net.
Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of kids ages 0 to 15. Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Rally received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence and GuideStar Valued Partner seal, and according to independently audited financials, 93 cents of every dollar raised, supports Rally’s mission. For more information, visit RallyFoundation.org.
Media Contact: Lindley Presley; 404-847-1270 (office); 770-634-0832 (cell); Lindley@RallyFoundation.org