Gamecocks, Bulldogs and Commodores Show Support for Kids Cancer Research

Players and coaches will wear whistles, lanyards, helmet stickers during games

Football helmets will feature the Curing Kids Cancer logo

ATLANTA — When the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores go head-to-head on the gridiron in Columbia on September 14th, players and coaches will be raising awareness that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Working with the nonprofit Curing Kids Cancer, South Carolina and Vanderbilt both will be wearing Coaches Curing Kids Cancer helmet stickers and Players Curing Kids Cancer wristbands as part of the charity’s “Blowing the Whistle on Kids Cancer!” campaign.

South Carolina and Vanderbilt coaches will be wearing the Coaches Curing Kids Cancer whistles and lanyards.


Blowing the Whistle: Curing Kids Cancer Founder Grainne Owen and South Carolina Associate Athletic Director Charles Waddell show off the whistles and lanyards South Carolina coaches will be wearing to support National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Georgia Bulldogs kicked off the campaign September 7th, wearing the helmet stickers in their game against South Carolina.


Sticking it to Kids Cancer: UGA Football Players sport Coaches Curing Kids Cancer helmet stickers (lower right on helmet) during their game against South Carolina.

On September 28th, Vanderbilt will end Childhood Cancer Awareness month by wearing the whistles, wristbands and helmet stickers at their home game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Raising Awareness: Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin announces his team's participation with Coaches Curing Kids Cancer in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Grainne Owen, founder and Executive Director of Curing Kids Cancer, said, “This is an amazing opportunity for Coaches Curing Kids Cancer to partner with the Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt coaches, players and fans to help children with cancer. We hope that the teams' efforts to raise awareness of the desperate need for funding for childhood cancer research will motivate their fans to support them by going to our website and making a donation.” 

Any money raised will go toward the Curing Kids Cancer’s endowment of the Clinical Research Office at the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic in Columbia, S.C. and Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital Cancer Center at Vanderbilt.

Please join the Gamecocks, Bulldogs and Commodores in supporting research for childhood cancer treatments, so ALL childhoods may be cancer-free.

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"It’s gratifying to see college football
coaches and players jumping on
board to raise awareness about
childhood cancer."

Lee Corso

Tony Barnhart

"I'm pleased that these teams have agreed to help raise awareness of childhood cancer with Curing Kids Cancer."

Tony Barnhart
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