International soccer legends support kids with cancer
Children living with cancer met some of the English Premier League’s biggest names on Thursday 20 July 2017, for a special morning tea at Government House kindly hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.
The children, currently receiving education support through Fight Cancer Foundation’s Back on Track program, mingled with Liverpool Masters and Manchester United Masters players who were in Adelaide for Battle of the Reds Australia.
Battle of the Reds Australia presented a unique indoor festival of football at Titanium Security Arena on Saturday 22 July 2017. Proceeds from the tournament will support children receiving treatment for cancer at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital through Fight Cancer Foundation’s Back on Track education program.
Back on Track helps young learners stay engaged with their education, not fall behind their peers, and successfully transition back to their regular school once their treatment is complete.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s Managing Director, Eric Wright, is thrilled that South Australian children living with cancer will benefit from this event.
“We are delighted that Battle of the Reds has nominated Fight Cancer Foundation as their charity of choice for this and all future Australian events, with funds going directly to supporting South Australian children with cancer,” says Mr Wright.
Back on Track is the only program of its kind in South Australia and is delivered in partnership with the Department for Education and Child Development Hospital School SA at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, supported by TeamKids – Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.