On September 1st, the Flowery Branch High School Volleyball Team kicked off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a special “Volley for a CURE” match. All proceeds from concession sales as well as T-shirt sales benefited CURE. The Falcons took advantage of their amazing student fan base and community to GO GOLD for childhood cancer research!
In addition to the T-shirt and concession donations, the team held a car wash and created a Gofundme page so supporters could give back in multiple ways. Altogether, they raised $3,011 for CURE Childhood Cancer! Also during Volley for CURE, the mother of CURE’s Kid Liam, Mrs. Howell, spoke to the crowd about pediatric cancer and her son’s recovery.
The FBHS volleyball team’s connection with CURE first began when a family member of a player was diagnosed with childhood cancer. Because CURE was a significant part of the recovery process, the Flowery Branch Volleyball Team decided to support CURE through fundraisers. One year after the first charity event for CURE, one of their own players, Kristen Wells, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. After almost a year of chemo, radiation, long hospitals stays and care, Kristin lost her battle with cancer. As unfortunate at this experience was, her battle with cancer has strengthened the bond between Flowery Branch High School and CURE. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support!
It’s amazing how far a simple idea can go when it’s for a great cause! Thanks to all the dedicated sports teams that went GOLD this September to fight for the futures of children with cancer.