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Langley United ready to take a 'kick' at cancer

Langley’s soccer community will take aim at kicking cancer on Saturday, June 21 when Langley United Soccer Association plays host to the first annual Langley United Kick Cancer fundraising match to battle pediatric cancer.

Funds raised from this 24 hour-long soccer kick-around will be directed to the B.C. Cancer Foundation to support leading-edge research at the B.C. Cancer Agency aimed a finding a cure for pediatric cancers. The event officially starts at noon on Saturday, June 21 and concludes with the finale at noon Sunday at Willoughby Community Park.

“The Langley United Kick Cancer 24-hour soccer fundraising match is modeled on the successful 24-hour relay in that this will be a fun way for the Langley and Fraser Valley soccer community to come together to raise money to fight pediatric cancers,” said Dave Kasper, president of Langley United.

“It will also be a lot of fun for families as many families will be camping overnight onsite in a tent city and there will be action into the evening and overnight before the match concludes with the final kick at noon on Sunday. Anyone in the community is invited to register and join in the fun for a great cause.”

This all ages, 24-hour soccer relay will see players as young as four and up to seniors participate by playing soccer or by just kicking a ball for a few minutes. While the event will be organized with one-hour time slots, participants can put any small amount of time in. The event is open to anyone in the community including players, coaches, parents, families and any other persons wishing to participate and fundraise for the BC Cancer Foundation. Players can sign up as individuals, create a team, or join an existing team. A $20 donation to the B.C. Cancer Foundation is suggested to take part in this event.

The event will begin at noon on Saturday, June 21 with one-hour time slots running in the afternoon, evening and overnight before finishing at noon on Sunday, June 22. The youngest age groups will be scheduled to participate during daylight hours, with older groups taking part in the evening, overnight and in the morning before the Sunday noon finale.

All funds raised will go to the BC Cancer Foundation and the aim is to develop the Langley United Kick Cancer 24-hour match into an annual soccer fundraiser to support the fight against pediatric cancers.

Registration for the Langley United Kick Cancer event is now open and donations are being accepted. For more information, visit www.langleyunited.com or by going to the official sign up page at the BC Cancer Foundation website at http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/site/TR?fr_id=2471&pg=entry. Questions about the event can be directed to info@luysa.com

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