Founder Austen Everett, was a nationally ranked goalkeeper for the Univ. of Miami while fighting her own battle with cancer.
Her dream to empower all kids with cancer, giving them a chance to stand-in with athletes, on the field for a variety of sporting participations is now her legacy.
AEF upholds her vision that goal-oriented sports have an undeniable power to provide strength, support, inspiration, and hope to kids in the fight for their lives.
"There is no struggle too great, no hardship to be avoided, no effort to be wasted, when one works to win the fight against cancer."
- Austen Everett
UNITE2FIGHT athletes empowering kids battling cancer through the strength and support of professional and collegiate athletic teams
EMPOWERING THE FIGHT
Everyday over 822 kids are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. In the United States, each year over 15,780 kids between the ages of 0 and 19 will be diagnosed with cancer.
Our goal is for kids battling cancer to feel supported, uplifted, and optimistic as an outcome of our Honorary Team Captain Program.
Recent studies by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, show that children who were involved in programs such as HTC were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions, and 1.9 times more likely to have fewer unplanned emergency visits compared to patients of similar age, gender, disease category, and disease complexity.
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