Lancaster High School Soccer Teams Raise Money to Assist Cancer Patients

The Lancaster High School soccer team recently donated $1,500 to the Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center to assist patients in need through the FMC Foundation Cancer Care Fund.

The money was raised through the soccer team’s annual Kickin’ Cancer fundraiser on Sept. 12 at Lancaster High School. The series consisted of eight games played by members of the Lancaster High School girls, boys and junior high school soccer teams.

During the games, spectators wore purple and pink tie-dyed shirts to show their support for cancer patients. More than $1,200 was raised from the sell of the shirts, as well as donations and a pink game ball raffle. The Lancaster High School Soccer Boosters contributed an additional $300, bringing the total to $1,500.

The FMC Foundation Cancer Care Fund is a patient assistance fund that helps patients with transportation costs, diagnostic testing and surgery costs. The Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center provides cancer-related information and education to the community, retail items for patients and meeting room space for programs such as support groups and educational classes.

“We are sincerely grateful for all the support the LHS Soccer team has shown us over the past several years,” said Ricki Chenault, executive director of the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation. “With this gift, given through the FMC Foundation, FMC will be able to touch the lives of many in the communities we serve.”

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, call 740-687-8107.

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