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
D.C. United of Major League Soccer
D.C. United joined forces with Red Card Cancer shortly after Johns Hopkins. It was evident that D.C. United had a desire to carry the message of RCC a step further into the professional spotlight. After being on board for a year, D.C.United hosted two successful Red Card Cancer nights at their home venue of RFK Stadium. One game was a nationally televised event versus the Philadelphia Union on FOX Soccer Channel. The stadium was decorated with Red Card Cancer banners, billboards, LED messages, video's and programs- all which featured the Red Card Cancer name.
In 2011, D.C.U unveiled their third kit, a beautiful red jersey decked out with red shorts and red socks. D.C.U wanted to become more involved with RCC and decided to donate $5 of every red jersey sale to Red Card Cancer.
Reading Rage Youth Soccer Club
Red Card Cancer is proud to announce The Rage Soccer Club out of Reading, PA as their first official partner for club and youth soccer. The Rage will dawn new uniforms with RedCardCancer.org on the front as their primary sponsor name through 2014.