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Red Card Cancer & DC United Bring Soccer Clinic to Baltimore

September 6, 2011  

Red Card Cancer
LtoR, Kevin Payne, President of D.C. United, Jack Young,
Baltimore City Council President, Jim Kraft, Baltimore
City Councilman, Dr. William Nelson, Director of the Johns
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Santino Quaranta, Captain of D.C. United

Score for Red Card Cancer at Baltimore City Soccer Clinic hosted by City Council President Jack Young and D.C. United
Over 150 children from Baltimore City Public Schools attended a Red Card Cancer soccer clinic hosted by Baltimore City Council President Jack Young and D.C. United, raising awareness about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and exercise. 

Dr. William Nelson, Director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, flanked by professional soccer players, Santino Quaranta, Clyde Simms, Perry Kitchen, Brandon Barklage, Joseph Ngwenya of D.C. United took the field to run drills with the children assembled from public schools all over Baltimore City.  In addition to players from D.C. United, collegiate players from Loyola University and Notre Dame of Maryland also assisted at the clinic. 

“We’re proud that Red Card Cancer is teaming up with DC United during its Community Soccer Clinic right here in our home town of Baltimore to raise awareness about cancer so that together we can kick cancer out of the lives of everyone,” said William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Raising awareness is central to the Red Card Cancer mission this event continues to demonstrate the importance that sports and a healthy lifestyle can have in children’s lives.  

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