LEXINGTON, SC (WLTX) - October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you'll start to see pink all over town to spread the word. But 9 little girls from Lexington will be pink all year round- they're using their skills on the field to reach an even bigger goal.
"We wanted to do something different from all the other clubs," said 10 year old Khloe Lee.
"We raise money for Relay for Life," 9 year old Kyra Fringer added.
'Kids Fight Cancer' is a team with a purpose.
"I spoke to the girls. I asked hey- what would you like to do this year as a special thing," Coach Rich Dunning said. "How can we help others? How can we be accountable to our community?"
That one question kicked everything off. The girls brainstormed ways they could help and decided on a cause that would touch their coach personally.
"His brother died when he was 29 from Cancer," said Fringer.
"We all know someone who is affected by this horrible disease," Dunning said. "[Those] who have battled, who have won, and some who have lost. We wanted to bring awareness."
Next came new uniforms and the push for the community to get involved.
For every win, fans donate between $1-$5 to Relay for life. The team says they won't stop until they reach $20,000! It's a goal that even surprised their coach.
"I decided to say...well let's raise 5,000 dollars or so," Dunning laughed. "One of the girls said to me NO coach, we are going to raise 20,000 dollars!"
They're the first soccer club to be a part of the relay team, and they're determined to make a difference.
"We just wanted to help people," said 8 year old Abby Dunning.
In just three weeks, the team has raised more than $1,300.
To donate, click here to go to the Kids Fight Cancer Relay Page.