Who's got my back?
I got your back!
Kingwood! 4-5-6 Family!
On Friday September 13th
The Atascocita Eagles will take on
The Kingwood Mustangs.
And it's going to be competitive.
But at half time we're all coming together for a good cause.
GOLD FIGHT WIN
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
and GOLD FIGHT WIN is an opportunity for us
as a district
to be a light
A light to kids who are battling pediatric cancer.
At halftime everybody
And we mean EVERYBODY
will come together for a unified halftime show.
Texan LIVE will stream it to a local hospital
where children who are battling cancer will be watching.
And we are asking you to come out and take part
and create a dialogue with your students
about this devastating disease.
Humble ISD was inspired by what they did at the University of Iowa.
We end tonight with a heartwarming gesture in the American heartland.
Football fans at Iowa have redefined the wave - in a very cool way
Dana Jacobson has the story. It's a sea of
black and gold - 70,000 strong - this was the first
This is the first football season the new children's hospital in Iowa City is open
right behind Kinnick Stadium - waving in unison, smiling up at the
faces above as the first quarter draws to a
close football fans turn to acknowledge
the patients at the University's
Children's Hospital. Each game, dozens of kids now have the best
seats in the House. Twelve-year-old Caden
Kelso was one of them. Especially when
you're in the hospital and you're sick it
makes you feel a lot better. Both lungs sound good.
Caden spent about a month in the hospital after doctors found an operated on a
tumor on his lung. During his stay a home town
hero, Hawkeyes wide receiver Nick Easley
paid him a visit. We just talked about football and then he said Hey Caden came and he gave me his
playing gloves and he told me that I'm an
inspiration. What does that mean to you? It meant a
lot coming from him. He's just a really
good football player and I really like
football. Does that make some of this time here a
little bit easier? A lot easier.
I just think about him and all the kids up here who are going through a lot tougher things than we are out there
and it, you know, puts some, puts some perspective on
it. Senior Akrum Wadley has been spending time with the
hospital's young patients since early on in his
college football career. What do you remember
that coaches said about the relationship
that you have with these kids? I remember in
the locker room we talked about how strong
the kids are. He always reminds us that some
people got it worse than us and he also
reminded us that we we not as strong as them.
The thing I would say is the impact is actually more on us
and that's that's something I always try to
remind our players. Like most things it's
simple, yet so powerful. And in these times it's nice
to have something that really unifies
people for a good cause.
My family was directly affected by pediatric cancer when my
daughter Addison Faith was diagnosed at just one
year old. She was treated with drugs that
were designed for adults, extremely toxic
and worst of all, ineffective. With less
than 4% of funding going towards
pediatric research it is vital that
organizations like ours and people like you step in
to fill in the gap. Addi's Faith
Foundation to L-3 Foundation and Mothers
Against Cancer are teaming up with Humble ISD
to go GOLD this September. On behalf of
all the children who are currently
battling cancer we thank you for your support.
See you Friday night September 13th
at Turner Stadium.
Support your team
Raise awareness for pediatric cancer
and celebrate the courage of these brave children.
GOLD. FIGHT. WIN!