End Childhood Cancer with every Touchdown

Every Friday night, there are 60,000 touchdowns scored by high school teams across the country. Every year, 180,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

Touchdowns Against Cancer is a national program created in partnership between MaxPreps, Pledge It and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this national high school football program unifies communities across the country for a common cause: Finding Cures. Saving Children®.

Varsity high school football teams and their communities can participate in Touchdowns Against Cancer by pledging a donation for every touchdown their team scores this September. Teams will compete to see whose touchdowns raise the most in the fight against childhood cancer! Find your team and let’s defeat childhood cancer, together!

Why St. Jude?


Children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Every Donation Counts

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Saving Children Everywhere.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

To learn more about St. Jude, visit stjude.org. stjude.org

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago.

Touchdowns Against Cancer supports St. Jude patients like Isaac

At St. Jude, Isaac’s treatment for a rare type of leukemia included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. One of his older sisters was his bone marrow donor. Post- transplant, Isaac is thriving. He’s a happy, playful kid who likes sports, especially wrestling.

Visit StJude.org

Meet Brody

11 Years Old Illinois

Blood Cancer

Calvert (MD): Running for a cure and fighting for a cause!

Irvine (CA): We joined Touchdowns Against Cancer to honor a former player (Video)

Oak Ridge HS (CA): FNL ends with a W! #TouchdownsAgainstCancer

The story of cancer survivor Tom Pettry and Olmstead Falls (OH) Football

CIFSS (CA) schools are raising money for #TouchdownsAgainstCancer

Las Cruces (NM): Bulldawgs took care of business 49-7! #TouchdownsAgainstCancer

St. Paul's (MN): Join the Wolves in the fight against cancer! #WeAreOne

The story of TAC Champions Lausanne Collegiate School (TN)

North Schuylkill SD (PA): Two teams one cause! @TouchdownsAgainstCancer #FridayNightLights #HighSchoolFootball

Shamokin HS (PA): Wearing yellow trim to support cancer research!