Cypress Christian School Student Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Cypress Texas
Posted October 2, 2015

Cy-Fair, TX (October 2, 2015) – Landen Nealy, the kicker for Cypress Christian School Warriors in Houston Texas is raising money for children’s cancer research. Nealy decided to dedicate his last season of high school football to kids with cancer by becoming a Kick-It Champion.

Cypress Christian student Landen Nealy

People can make a donation or pledge a dollar amount for every point he scores this season. Donations to Landen’s campaign can be made at “It means a lot to me that I can play my favorite game and help kids with cancer. I also lost a classmate and friend this past summer so it makes this cause even more special to me,” says Nealy. “My goal is to raise $50,000.00 and raise awareness about pediatric cancer. I was shocked to learn that the NIH allocates less than 4% of funding to children’s cancer research!  Being a Kick-it Champion will give researchers the money they need to find a cure.”

All-State Ohio football player Matt Colella who battled cancer as a middle school student started the Kick-It Champion program. His commitment to help others inspired his community and athletes around the country to become Kick-It Champions for children with cancer.

“We truly admire Landen’s efforts to make a difference and give back to children in his community, he is a champion on and off the field,” says Cathy Welsch, Director of the Kick-it Program. “The research dollars will directly impact the 15,000 children diagnosed annually in the U.S.”


Content courtesy of Cypress Christian High School