LHS Soccer Team holds Its Kickin’ Cancer Fundraiser

In September, the Lancaster High School soccer team held its Kickin’ Cancer fundraiser for the Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center to assist patients in need through the FMC Foundation Cancer Care Fund.

LHS Soccer Team holds Its Kickin Cancer Fundraiser
The series consisted of seven games that were played at Lancaster High School. During the games, spectators wore T-shirts to show their support for cancer patients.

“We sold these T-shirts to create a pink-out effect during the game and were so thrilled by the participation, both from the teams and from the crowd cheering them on,” said Aunie Cordle, vice president of the Boys Lancaster High School Gales Soccer.

“The Cancer Care Fund is a patient assistance fund that can cover anything from transportation costs to diagnostic testing to assistance for surgery costs,” said Ricki Chenault, executive director of the FMC Foundation. “This fund is used very frequently to help those in need in our community and we are so grateful to Lancaster High School staff and students for their support once again this year.”

The teams raised money before and during the games through sponsors, T-shirt sales and ball raffles. The amount donated was $1,300. The idea of donating money to the Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center originated from Cordle due to her passion to help people battling cancer. She said the LHS students and faculty jumped at the opportunity to support the fundraiser.

“This donation means a lot because both coaches and the players were dedicated enough to make a difference,” said Janice Novotni, Cancer Resource Center coordinator. “I see firsthand the need in our community and am truly thankful to them for all their hard work putting this event together to raise funds.”

FMC offers a full line of cancer services, providing treatment and support to patients in need. Those services include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and more. To learn more about the Cancer Care Fund, go to fmchealth.org or call 740-687-8107.

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