Atlanta United’s Unite & Conquer Cancer campaign’s mission is to give a voice to children and young adults that are fighting or have survived their battle with cancer. This campaign will provide a platform to recognize the great work Atlanta’s hospitals, organizations, and non-profits are doing to make strides in pediatric cancer research while providing excellent care to children that are suffering with cancer or terminal illness. The Unite & Conquer Cancer campaign stems from MLS WORKS’ annual Kick Childhood Cancer (KCC) initiative to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. UNITE & CONQUER CANCER – BE BOLD, REP GOLD will be a month-long platform for the club, with awareness efforts in-game, in the community and through our social presence.
Behind the Scarf
The 2021 Unite & Conquer Cancer Scarf (September Scarf of the Month) was designed by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta patient Nathan Moon from Woodstock, GA. Nathan, 12, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in September 2020. He has two dogs and enjoys playing video games with his friends. Nurses nominated him to be the 2021 scarf designer because he loves to watch soccer and is a huge Atlanta United fan.
When Nathan designed the Unite & Conquer Cancer Scarf, he was asked to create a visual representation of what soccer and pediatric cancer means to him. The scarf features five words: teamwork, strength, confidence, hope, defeat. Each word is written in Atlanta red and together the words reflect Nathan’s devotion to his hometown team while also speaking to his observations and experience as a cancer patient.
Behind the Logo
Strength. Fearlessness. Happiness. These words were the inspiration for Muna Ahmed’s design of the Unite & Conquer Cancer campaign’s logo. Through her art she leaves a lasting mark on the Atlanta community and awareness to childhood cancer. Check out her Behind the Stripes feature from our inaugural season here.