Scholar athletes rally around one of their own for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fairfield Ludlowe High School sports teams wore gold last month to show support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
James Spengler is a Fairfield Ludlowe junior and a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, when he was just 2 years old.
After numerous visits to cancer centers all over the Northeast, Spengler ended up undergoing 10 months of chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Now 16, he says he's so thankful to be alive that he wants to help other children diagnosed with cancer.
His parents started the 9th Floor Foundation, the name representing the pediatric floor where Spengler received treatment.
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.
All last month, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Ludlowe varsity athletes donned gold on their uniforms in support of Spengler's campaign.
Players on each team also pledged to raise $100 to benefit the 9th Floor Foundation.