ROCHESTER, Minnesota (KTTC)– The Byron Bears Soccer team supports their teammate’s younger brother in his cancer treatment, as well as other kids battling cancer.
The brother of Byron goalkeeper Ryan Anderson, Christian Bos, is seven years old and battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He was diagnosed in 2018 and is being treated at the Mayo Clinic.
The Bears host a home game on Tuesday night against Lourdes High School, where the fundraiser event will take place.
The bears will wear gold sweatbands. Gold is the color of childhood cancer.
“Let’s honor the night in the stands by finding something (extra) yellow to wear,” wrote the Byron Boys Soccer Facebook page.
Christians’ father, Martijn Bos, is raising money for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September) and will shave his head before the competition.
The Byron B-town Bistro food truck will donate money raised by customers for childhood cancer awareness. The Bistro serves pre-match food from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
The soccer game starts at 7:00 PM at Byron Middle School.
It is expected that before the competition there will be an announcement about the fundraiser in which Martijn will have his head shaved.