As part of the Go4thegoal’s Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer initiative, both Monticello and Western Albemarle girls’ soccer teams will be wearing gold laces to raise funds and awareness for kids battling cancer at their matches on Thursday, May 10th.
A portion of all ticket sales at the game will be donated towards the fund, so please plan to attend and show your support by wearing (in Monticello or Western) gold. Further, you may also donate to help us reach our fundraising goal at https://donate.go4thegoal.org/team/158796. All funds collected through Go4thegoal fund research, grants, and family support for pediatric cancer in the state in which they are raised.
This event is of special significance to Coach Warren of Monticello High School. On December 11, 2017, his cousin, Noah Leigh, was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. While tragic in its own right, the diagnosis is even more distressing in greater context. Kaleb Leigh, Noah’s older brother, had only just been given the news that his battle with two diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia went into remission after 5 years of chemotherapy and treatment. Life in the Leigh family was cancer free for 10 months before it struck again. It is gut wrenching to have any family member diagnosed with pediatric cancer, but two brothers is unbearable.
Therefore, this game and fundraiser will be completed in honor of Kaleb and Noah. The Leighs live in Warrenton, VA, so our fundraising will help to find a cure for them as well as other young Virginians facing pediatric cancer.
Noah is currently in the 7th week of a 20-week chemotherapy regiment. As a collective community prior to the Varsity start time at 7pm, we are going to send a brief video of encouragement to Noah in which the teams and crowd will shout “We beLIEGHve in a cure!” Coach Warren will send this video along with some other words of love and encouragement to his cousins after the game.
We hope to see all of you in attendance at the game for this special event, and please donate to the Mustangs and Warrior cause to show these kids that they are not fighting alone! Please spread the word to all your friends and family in the local area. See you May 10th!