September is Cancer Awareness Month

September is official fall sports “Cancer Awareness Month” in the Georgia High School Association to help fight all types of this dreaded disease.  Teams may wear colored jerseys, socks, wristbands, and headbands during a home game to show support for their chosen cancer fundraiser.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness, the GHSA is partnering with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to be #Goldstrong, united against Childhood Cancer during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  GHSA first partnered with Rally in September 2016. The initiative raised more than $100,000 statewide for childhood cancer research through change collection at various sporting events and other school activities.  Read release. 

In observance of Breast Cancer “Pink” awareness, the GHSA allows member schools to wear “Pink” at their HOME event.

January (winter) and April (spring) are additional “cancer awareness” months throughout the GHSA scholastic season. 

Thank you to everyone in advance for your enthusiasm and action to fight back against cancer.

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