Kickin' it in Quakertown to cure cancer

August 3, 2008 12:28:00 PM PDT
Hundreds of people came together this weekend for an important cause. "Kickin' it for a Cure" not only helps raise money and awareness for cancer, but it also honored a young girl, who lost her battle at a tender age.

It's quiet now, but soccer fields were filled with the spirit of competition, goodwill and the memory of a very special 12-year-old girl until just a couple of hours ago.

From 10 o'clock yesterday morning until 10 this morning some 700 soccer players, ranging in age from 8 to 30-plus, took turns kicking, passing and bending like Beckham. They had a great time, and also raised money for cancer research.

Their inspiration for the 24-hour tournament was Sarah Parvin - a soccer player, cheerleader, and dancer who died of ovarian cancer at age 12 two years ago. Everyone involved agrees it was the type of event Sarah would've loved.

They're already planning for next year. Teams that were playing in other tournaments across the country have asked when they can sign up.

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