The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine became the official partner of RCC back in August of 2010. When Hopkins discovered RCC and what it had been doing at the grassroots level, they saw something that could touch a larger audience. It was evident the message was unique and stood for something authentic. Hopkins perspective was simple- the biggest, most passionate sport in the world was being used to fight cancer. If any community could rally together to help find a cure it's certainly the world wide soccer community. Could Red Card Cancer be THE way to raise awareness among the youth and Hispanic soccer communities? That question remains unanswered at the time but RCC and Hopkins are committed to taking the message deep into the various cultures with the soccer community and will continue improving lives all around the world. The Hopkins/ RCC relationship has opened the door to a partnership with D.C. United of Major League Soccer
Champions International Camps
C.I.C. (Champions' International Camps) is the idea of presenting world soccer champions in direct contact with the boys and girls who passionately share a bond through the most beautiful sport in the world.
The C.I.C. project is not based on one football team colour, champion or sponsor, but simply a global passion of friendship for soccer. This vision for youth was inspired by Massimo Ambrosini, Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Billy Costacurta and Massimo Oddo as an initiative to inspire the most genuine and important strategies of fair-play and soccer values.
The desire of the 4 founders, sports managers Paolo Taveggia and Giovanni Branchini, and reporter Luca Serafini, is to offer a unique not-to-be-missed experience to the football sport loving enthusiastic youngsters across the world.
Their target is to train youth in an engaging fun week where children are learning their soccer skills in direct contact with international champions and trainers. Youth will witness the important principles of soccer, sacrifice, commitment, fair-play, and the importance of eating healthy food.