Beating cancer one tackle at a time

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Schools in Indiana and Illinois took to the streets Saturday night to tackle childhood cancer at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute.

This event is in honor of Patrick Barrett who passed away from bone cancer in March 2016.

While he may be gone, his legacy continues to ripple through Indiana schools with this campaign.

Supporting the effort is the Indiana High School Football Coaches’ Association, as well as several colleges, high schools, middle and elementary schools.

This is the campaign’s sixth year.

The t-shirts sold and the money raised support the PS We Love You Fund, which raises money for precision genomics testing at Riley Hospital for children.

His mom Molly Barrett says the support they’ve gotten over the years has been amazing.

“There are a lot of kids we see wearing the t-shirts,” Barrett said.

“There’s a lot of people raising money, and people who knew Patrick and people who didn’t know Patrick, and so it just means a lot to all of us.”

The Barrett’s are challenging participating schools to a donation goal of $150,000 during the month of September.

If you would like to get in touch with the organizers or donate to the fund, click here.

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