Date: September 1, 2018

Location: Local High School Gridiron

Schedule: 2018 High School Football Season

PS We Love You

Patrick Scott Barrett

Each year over 12,500 children will be diagnosed with some form of cancer and about 25% will not survive.

To bring light to this devastating disease and the need for philanthropic support, September has been designated as national Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. In 2016 Indiana high school football coach Greg Barrett and his wife Molly initiated an annual Tackle Cancer project to honor the memory of their son Patrick Stephen, inviting Indiana football programs to join together to raise awareness and research funds to fight this devastating disease.

Participating college, high school and middle school football teams flood their schools and gridirons with gold shoestrings, Tackle Childhood Cancer t-shirts and conduct Miracle Minutes. Even elementary schools host special projects to be part of the effort. To date, Tackle Cancer participants have raised over $85,000 for the Riley Children’s Foundation’s PS We Love You Fund which supports Pediatric Precision Genomics at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Through philanthropic support, Riley Hospital is pioneering the use of gene expression to provide individualized treatment recommendations for children with aggressive cancers. This personalized medicine approach provides hope for families whose children have not responded to traditional cancer treatment protocols. Please help be part of the cure.

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To learn more about the Tackle Cancer project, please visit