Unite & Conquer Cancer Atlanta United

September is Unite & Conquer Cancer Month

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. This year's Unite & Conquer Cancer match will be September 10 vs. Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Unite & Conquer Cancer Month
Meet The Klemme Family

Meet The Klemme Family

Their youngest son, Owen, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at just the age of three.After facing years of treatment, he passed away in 2021 with his family by his side. Through his journey, Owen became a beloved member of the Atlanta United. Now, his family is continuing his legacy with the Owen Klemme Conquer Kids program. This season, the family debuted the MLS Kick Childhood Cancer pre-match tops for Atlanta United. The team will wear these tops before all their September matches.

Behind The Stripes: The Klemme Family

Behind the Jersey Numbers

Behind the Jersey Numbers

This year, Atlanta United did something special for its Unite & Conquer Cancer match. The club featured custom jersey numbers designed by Jacob Bannister, a bright ninth-grader currently fighting pediatric cancer.

Atlanta United players wore these numbers on their BLVCK kits during their Unite & Conquer Cancer match on September 10. Jacob served as Honorary Captain during the match. He was among the first to walk onto the pitch during the processional and kicked off the match next to players wearing his custom design.

Behind the Scarf

Behind the Scarf

The 2022 Unite & Conquer Cancer Scarf (September Scarf of the Month) was designed by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta patient Davis Cobb. The 12-year-old was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma when he was nine years old. He has enjoys going to the library, reading books and playing video games with his friends.

Davis designed the 2022 Unite & Conquer scarf with the help of two special guests, Atlanta United midfielders Ozzie Alonso and Emerson Hyndman. Davis will be the Golden Spike hitter for the team's Unite & Conquer Cancer match on September 10.

Nathan Moon

Meet our 2021 Unite & Conquer Cancer scarf designer.

Dani Cuevas

Meet our 2020 Unite & Conquer Cancer scarf designer.

Muna Ahmed

Check out the Behind The Stripes feature story on Muna Ahmed from our inaugural season in 2017.

Unite & Conquer Cancer Month

Unite & Conquer Cancer Month

We recap Atlanta United's month-long Unite & Conquer Cancer campaign during September