GHSA, Rally team up for Gold Week to benefit childhood cancer research

For every school day in America, 46 kids are diagnosed with some form of childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading disease killer for children in America from ages 1 through 19, but only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is devoted to finding a solution. The Georgia High School Association is collaborating with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to help spread awareness and inform others on how they can help during this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Together, these two organizations have dedicated the week of April 9-14 toward promoting the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month through spring sports.

Georgia high school sports programs and athletes are being encouraged to “Go Gold” by wearing anything from T-shirts and wristbands to ribbons that are colored gold. During the week of April 9, all Georgia high school athletes can reflect the “Go Gold” movement by wearing gold at all home games and meets. When GHSA and Rally first collaborated during 2016 hoping to raise awareness for this cause, their efforts resulted in more than $100,000 in donations that would go toward funding of childhood cancer research. While this tremendous contribution brings us one step closer to a solution, the battle against childhood cancer continues.

For more information on how to get involved with Rally or donate toward finding a cure, visit or @RallyFoundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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