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. In addition, 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 will be a month-long platform for the club, with awareness efforts in-game, in the community, and through our social presence.
Behind the logo
Strength. Fearlessness. Happiness. These words are behind Children’s Healthcare patient and two-time cancer survivor Muna Ahmed, the inspiration and designer behind the campaign’s logo. Since we first met Muna at the team’s Kickin’ It with CHOA event in March 2017, she has been fighting osteosarcoma. Throughout her time at Children’s, Muna has used her gifts of art and inspiration to impact those around her and we are no exception. To learn more about Muna’s journey, read her Behind the Stripes article here.
Throughout the month of September, Atlanta United will be collaborating with local partners to spread awareness for childhood cancer month.
September 5 - CHOA Egleston Hospital Visit
Atlanta United players will pay a special visit to fans at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Campus to kick off the second annual Unite & Conquer Cancer Campaign. They'll honor these brave survivors, and put a smile on their face with special stuffed animals, scarves, and blankets signed by the whole team with inspirational messages to help give them strength when they need it most. See photos from the day here.
September 10 - Camp Sunshine Spa Night
The Family Association will host participants from Camp Sunshine and Atlanta United players with a night of pampering and relaxation, to give them the royal treatment they deserve. See photos from the day here.
September 21 - 2nd Annual Survivor Squad Event
A night of fun that's special for Atlanta United players and kids alike. After a VIP experience at a first-team practice, Atlanta United players will be matched up with each team of the Rally Foundation's “Fighters & Survivors” for a day of fun competition at Andretti's Indoor Karting
September 24 - CHOA Scottish Rite Hospital Visit
Atlanta United will spread the cheer over to Children's Healtchare of Atlanta's Scottish Rite campus with in-person room visits from players and a special VIP party for survivors in The Zone.
September 27 - CURE & Atlanta United Family Dinner Night
A special night across the city to wrap up the month with a bang. Atlanta United players and staff will join CURE in a special night at both CHOA campus, treating survivors and their families to a dinner and meet-and-greet with Five Stripes players.
Here’s how you can unite with us to conquer childhood cancer:
- Attend Atlanta United's September 22nd match against Real Salt Lake
The annual Unite & Conquer Cancer match, which is presented by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, will feature special experiences, giveaways and opportunities for fans to get involved and help Atlanta United give back to the community.
- Buy a piece of our Unite & Conquer Cancer collection
From t-shirts to scarves, get decked out for the Fall and give back to a good cause while you're at it. Proceeds from every purchase go to the Children's Oncology Group, to help fund research for cures to childhood cancer. Available at both Official Atlanta United Team Stores.
Stay tuned to all of Atlanta United's social media channels for exclusive giveaways that will all raise money for the Children's Oncology Group.
Join us in raising awareness of childhood cancer awareness – connect with one our partner organizations below to see how you can contribute.