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Organizers looking to score big with ‘Kicks For A Kure’ event

The Relay For Life of Unicoi County is hoping to score big with its latest fundraiser, Kicks For A Kure, which will be held during the Unicoi County High School football game against Elizabethton High School on Friday, Oct. 1.
This day marks the first day of breast cancer awareness month.
“We think this will be an awesome way for teenagers and members of the community to become involved with fundraising for the American Cancer Society,” organizer Renea Rogers said. “To us, Kicks For A Kure is a way to involve different age groups in the fight against cancer.”
Committee and team members will be selling pink, Kicks For A Kure T-shirts for $10, with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Shirts are available at Unicoi County High School and The Erwin Record.
“We want everyone to wear their shirts to the game and hope to see an entire stadium of pink,” Rogers said. “Cancer affects everyone in one way or another and this will be a way to show support and fight back against the terrible disease. While this is a fundraiser, it is also important for us to raise awareness of cancer in Unicoi County and get more people involved with Relay For Life.”
Unicoi County High School football players, cheerleaders and band members will also be able to raise money for the Relay.
During the game, fans will have the chance to sponsor their favorite player, cheerleader or band member with a donation pledge. The football player, band member and cheerleader with the most pledges will win a donated gift card from Walmart.
“We feel like this is a way to get the students more involved along with the fans,” Anthony Piercy from ACS said. “Just by playing, these students will support the American Cancer Society’s mission.”
The event and football game will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on Kicks For A Kure event or to get involved with Relay For Life of Unicoi County, call Rogers at 388-8889.