September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the color gold is the color designated to represent this. SYA Football started a tradition this year to wear gold this month to bring awareness to this very important cause. SYA Cheerleading has also jumped on board, yet again, showing their support for SYA Football and this cause.
Even though childhood cancer represents less than one percent of all new cancer diagnoses, rates have been increasing for the past two decades. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children in the United States according to an American Cancer Society report. About 1,310 children are expected to die from cancer in 2013. This number is far too high and the only way to find a cure for this deadly disease stealing away our children is to bring awareness to the forefront.
As an organization dedicated to the youth of our community we feel that we must do our part, however insignificant that may be.
You will see stickers on all SYA Football helmets this September that read “SYA FOOTBALL” “CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER” with a Gold Ribbon on it. Many players will also be wearing gold socks. Our wonderful SYA Cheerleaders will be wearing gold shoe laces, ribbons, and bows/pins showing their support.
SYA Football Coach Dustin Sanchez along with the support of all SYA Football coaches pressed this issue with USA Football, the governing authority of Heads Up Football, and asked them to use their influence to get the word out about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and they responded. Here is the link to the article they did:
Please help us by spreading the word about this worthy cause. Much like pink is seen all over the place during October supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month we would like to see the same done with Gold and Childhood Cancer Awareness.
Thank you so much for supporting SYA Football!