• One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.

  • On the average, 12,500 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.

  • Nearly 3,000 children and teenagers will die each year from cancer.

  • 80% of children have metastasis disease at the time of diagnosis as compared to only 20% of adults.

  • One quarter of children diagnosed with cancer will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

  • Three out of every five children diagnosed with cancer suffer from long-term or late onset side effects. Most childhood cancer survivors can expect to have life-threatening or a serious chronic disease by the age of 45.

  • Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.

  • The cause of most childhood cancers is unknown and cannot be prevented.

  • Less than 3% of all cancer funding is directed at the twelve major types of childhood cancers.

  • Childhood cancer is 20 times more prevalent than pediatric AIDS, yet pediatric AIDS receives four times the funding that childhood cancer receives.

  • September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, which nationally goes largely unrecognized.

  • The gold ribbon is the universal awareness symbol of childhood cancer.

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About the Foundation

Soccer For Hope is a non-profit organization founded by Oliver and Jamie Wyss in 1998. Oliver is a former professional soccer player and survivor of a non-cancerous illness, Aplastic Anemia, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. The organization has been driven by their goal to raise desperately needed funds and awareness for children with life threatening diseases. ...

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Upcoming Events

We invite you to attend the following Soccer For Hope special events

  • Saturday October 20th, 2018
  • SAVE THE DATE - for our 11th Annual Evening of Hope on Saturday, October 20th 2018 at 5:30pm!


    Celebrations by Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa, California


Every contribution to Soccer for Hope helps.

If you'd like to contribute to our organization, by donating either your time or a charitable gift, please get in touch with us.

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