The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 12, 2013

Varsity Football Teams Will Wear Gold Socks


The Daily Item

— MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Area High School and rival Southern Columbia Area High School varsity football teams will wear gold socks during their Sept. 13 game to support Pediatric Cancer Awareness.

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital’s ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund is making the socks available to help raise awareness.

Representatives from ThinkBIG will be on hand during the game to answer questions about pediatric cancer and the fund that helps local pediatric cancer patients.

ThinkBIG is a program that aims to offset stress for pediatric oncology families by providing financial support for unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. Donations and proceeds go directly to help families treated at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout the entire Geisinger network.

For additional information about the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund, contact Mike McMullen at mmmcmullen@geisinger.edu or (814) 949-2302.