Fairfield Ludlowe athletes wear gold to benefit childhood cancer awareness

News 12 Employees

01 Oct 2021, 17:09

Updated on: 01 Oct 2021, 17:09

Fairfield Ludlowe High School sports teams wore gold last month to show their support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

James Spengler is a Fairfield Ludlowe junior and cancer survivor who was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare cancer, when he was just 2 years old.

After numerous visits to cancer centers throughout the Northeast, Spengler eventually underwent 10 months of chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Now 16, he says he is so grateful to be alive that he wants to help other children with cancer.

His parents founded the 9th Floor Foundation, the name that stands for the pediatric floor where Spengler was treated.

To date, the foundation has raised $500,000 to help other families with medical expenses.

Spengler has started his own campaign called Kids for Kids: Going for Gold

For the past month, Ludlowe varsity athletes for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month wore gold on their uniforms in support of Spengler’s campaign.

Players from each team also pledged to raise $100 for the 9th Floor Foundation.

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