As you drive around Bedford these days you see a lot of lawn signs that look like a pink t-shirt. Those signs are promoting a Kick-for-Cancer fundraising event taking place at Concord-Carlisle High School next Saturday, Sept. 24.
2022 will be the 16th year of this unique fundraiser. It originated in Concord in honor of a mom of a CCHS varsity soccer player who passed away from cancer in 2007. The CCHS soccer team decided to play a fundraising game to honor her. That first year they raised $8,000. The event has grown with over 20 communities taking part, including Bedford. The event has raised more than $665,000 over the past 15 years to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Bedford women’s varsity soccer team is scheduled to play Acton-Boxborough at 4:45 p.m. at CCHS. Then the men’s team plays Wayland at CCHS at 7 p.m.
One of the parents I talked with is really hoping that Bedford fans will come out to support this fundraiser. “Last year there were hundreds of fans from Wayland, Weston, and other towns; the Bedford contingent was quite a bit smaller.”
Locally, Club 600 will be holding an open house collecting donations with free gym access, raffles, snacks, and drinks, with 100% of the money raised going to the Kicks-for Cancer fundraiser. Click here for the FLYER
For more information see: kicksforcancer1.org
(An update on how the Boys team is doing this season so far was posted on 9/19/2022 and can be found here: https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2022/09/bhs-boys-varsity-soccer-off-to-fast-start-in-2022/)