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Sky Blue FC looks to knock out cancer

The NWSL side is teaming up to fight cancer.

Sky Blue's Caitlin Foord
Sky Blue's Caitlin Foord

Sky Blue is looking to knock out cancer in a big way. Over the last two days the club has announced the creation of philanthropic partnerships with both the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and Go4theGoal.

As part of the partnership with Go4theGoal, founded in 2006 to improve the lives of pediatric cancer patients by providing financial support, working with hospitals to institute programming for the patients, and funding cancer research and granting individual personal wishes; the coaching staff will join in the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® program and wear gold laces during the July 9th game at Yurcak Field against the Dash. If fans or members of the public wish to buy gold colored gear before the game they may do so at the Go4theGoal website. Sky Blue will also have a booth set up at Yurcak Field the day of the game.

As part of their partnership with the NOCC, established in 1991 by ovarian cancer advocates and survivors, they will receive recognition before the September 7th match against the Orlando Pride at Yurcak Field. Hailey Vonasek, a Bloomberg College alumni and an ovarian cancer survivor, will be on hand for the evening. Vonasek’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed after what she believed was an abdomen injury from playing soccer.

Sky Blue FC President & General Manager Tony Novo was upbeat about both partnerships in a his statements released by the team.

"Through this partnership with Go4theGoal, we hope to increase awareness for the many great programs that the organization operates. We encourage members of our fan base to also join the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® initiative with us on July 9th by purchasing a piece of their gold gear to wear. The funds go to an incredible cause, and this is a great way for us all to play our part in the fight against pediatric cancer."

"We are delighted to form this partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The NOCC is a truly incredible organization whose admirable work will eventually lead to finding a cure for ovarian cancer. On behalf of Sky Blue FC, we will do everything we can to assist them in that mission."