The Memorial High School Community is “Going Gold” in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Memorial’s home football game against Mater Dei on Friday, September 9 is the Fourth Annual SamStrong Childhood Cancer Awareness football game.
SamStrong carries on the final mission of Memorial Class of 2012 graduate, Sam Featherstone, to raise awareness of childhood cancer and money for much needed research. Sam, a life-long member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Newburgh, died on January 2, 2013 after battling brain cancer for over 3 years.
Everyone attending the game on September 9 is encouraged to wear gold to show their support of this important awareness event. Gold SamStrong Tshirts with the powerful message of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” printed around one of Sam’s drawings showing the defeat of the cancer monster will be available for purchase at the game or can be ordered at this link. Short sleeve shirts are $10 and long sleeve are $15. Order forms can be sent to SamStrong, P.O. Box 252, Newburgh, IN 47629-0252.
The money raised by SamStrong is used only for research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you would like to learn more about Sam and SamStrong, please visit www.samstrong.org.
Before age 20, 1 in 285 kids will receive a cancer diagnosis. Cancer kills more kids than all other diseases combined. Every day, 46 children in the United Sates are diagnosed with cancer and every day, 7 children die from cancer.
Here are some pictures from the 2015 SamStrong tailgate party and football game.