More Than 4 Athletics
Wear the Gold.
MoreThan4 Athletics raises awareness and money for pediatric cancer through sports. We do this by painting the world of sports GOLD, which is the color that represents childhood cancer. Less than 4% of the National Institute of Health’s budget goes to Childhood Cancer research.
This number must increase so that we can find a cure for children with cancer. Please use #morethan4athletics on social media when sporting your gold. Help us raise awareness and money so that we can find a cure.
About More Than 4 and Sean Fredella
MoreThan4 Athletics was created by Sean Fredella, a four time cancer survivor, to paint the world of sports GOLD. Sean is motivated to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer, because he saw so much suffering and sadness while he was sick.
“My Ted Talk is about getting athletes to wear GOLD. I watch sports all the time and always see breast cancer and military awareness campaigns. They are doing such a great job. There’s very little for kid’s cancer, and I want that to change. My dream is for everyone to know about the GOLD and what it means.” – Sean Fredella
As a patient, Sean became close friends with Lombardi Award winner and NFL defensive end, Joey Bosa, who shared Sean’s vision. Bosa and Adidas helped Sean create a distinctive brand to bring GOLD into the sports world. They named this platform MoreThan4 Athletics because less than 4% of all cancer funding goes to fight pediatric cancer. MoreThan4 works with players, coaches, commentators and anyone else who is associated with sports at any level, in any way.
Thanks to the commitment of many top athletes, MoreThan4 logo items have been worn by top NCAA, NFL and CFL competitors plus NFL Cheerleaders!
This Birmingham native was diagnosed with leukemia at the young as of two. His cancer kept returning, and finally he had to endure a bone marrow transplant. After being cancer free for three years, doctors discovered a rare adult tumor located in Sean’s sinus cavity. He underwent the most agressive form of chemotherapy, a craniotomy and a lymph node dissection to combat his disease. As a survivor, it is Sean’s passion to find a cure.
Sean believes that no child should have to endure the horrors of cancer, and that children should not die at such a young age. He knows that sports are an important platform for raising awareness for pediatric cancer. He is focused on doing what it takes to GO GOLD, raise money and find a cure for pediatric cancer
46 children are diagnosed with cancer each school day.
Only 4% of all the federal funding for cancer research goes towards pediatric cancer.
Average age of death for a child with cancer is eight.
Cancer is the number one disease-based killer of children in America.
Help Us Get More Than 4
We support pediatric cancer research projects at The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders – a partnership between the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Childhood Research entities including the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group (they share data with participating hospitals all over the country).
We also support The Rally Foundation of Atlanta, which has funded $16.7 million in research grants, including a malignant brain tumor grant at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Currently, three of Children’s of AL Physicians serve on the Rally Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board.