4 local football teams helping kids with cancer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Local high-school football teams are scoring touchdowns to save lives.

The campaign launched by Harrisburg-based PLEDGE IT and MaxPreps kicked off at the Capitol on Thursday.

The fundraising campaign, called “Touchdowns Against Cancer,” raises money for St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Teams set up a PLEDGE IT account, and fans can pledge a donation for every touchdown their team scores.

Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Red Land, and Central York are participating.

For Red Land football player Artie Archeambeault, this is personal. He recently beat cancer.

“It makes such an impact on their lives, Archeambeault said. “That they are able to get the rooms and everything that they need and not have to worry about a very expensive cost.”

The campaign runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1.

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