Emma Jane Jones
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Football is in our blood. Cancer shouldn't be.

Emma Jane Jones
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10 Dec 2014

Fans watching the match between Leicester City and Manchester City this Saturday will see the launch of our Football is in our blood, cancer shouldn't be campaign at the ground.

Lucas, 15, was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the most common childhood cancer, when he was just 11. He'll share his experience of childhood leukaemia in a video (below) which will be shown at half time. 

We hope this really brings it home to fans how people of all ages can be affected by blood cancer, and what we need to do to make sure children like Lucas are free to be whatever they want to be in the future.

For Lucas, right now, that just means being able to play football again.

Those leaving their seats for a half time pie and pint won't miss out though - Lucas' story will also feature in the match day programme and on flyers being handed out by our volunteers around the ground. 

We're really happy to be able to bring our campaign to the 32,000 fans at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

It's all thanks to a partnership between our Leicester & Rutland Branch and the Foxes Foundation, Leicester City's charitable arm.

We do really great work in Leicester and are very grateful to Leicester City and the Foxes Foundation for giving us the opportunity to shout about it! We hope it's the first of many successful events during the year long partnerhip that our local branch have with the club.

To donate to the campaign, text LCFC01 £3 to 70070



Just watched the video and will be definitely be making a donation. I think it's fantastic that Leicester City are supporting this and am sure it will be a huge success on Saturday.