Strath Haven’s Young helping to give boot to pediatric cancer

Posted on October 4, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith

Emmet Young is raising money to kick childhood cancer.

This year, the Strath Haven senior wanted his contributions to the football team to mean more than simply a few extra points on the scoreboard. So, Young put it upon himself to raise money for childhood cancer by creating a fundraiser with Kick It, which is a program of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national volunteer-driven effort focused on raising money for childhood cancer research.

“I’ve asked people to make a one-time donation or pledge an amount per point I make on behalf of Strath Haven football,” Young said. “Friends and family and the community have been very generous. Right now, each point I earn is worth $21 toward childhood cancer research. And many people have made one-time donations.”

Young’s expectations for this venture were modest at first, but he is constantly taken by surprise. He has far exceeded his initial goal of $1,500. 

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You can donate to Emmet Young’s Kick it page by clicking on this link

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