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Cheer on Mountain Lions, raise funds to fight childhood cancer

A portion of ticket sale proceeds for Sacramento's football team goes to local childhood cancer organization
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In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Keaton Raphael Memorial has partnered with the Sacramento Mountain Lions to raise funds to help families in northern California affected by childhood cancer. A portion of the ticket sales for a dedicated section of the stadium for Saturday’s football game will go to the Roseville-based nonprofit organization. Friends and supporters of the organization will also cheer on one of their heroes, 16-year-old cancer survivor Nik Nun, as he leads the Mountain Lions on the field for the team’s first home game. Nunn, a Roseville resident, had a brain tumor and endured 15 months of treatment, including 12 rounds of chemotherapy, 31 radiation treatments and seven surgeries. The Keaton Raphael Memorial helped the Nunn family with emotional and financial assistance during his treatment. The Keaton Raphael Memorial was founded thirteen years ago by Robyn and Kyle Raphael after losing their 5-year-old son Keaton to a rare form of cancer in 1998. She founded the organization to support children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. ~ Staff report ---------- What: Sacramento Mountain Lions to benefit Keaton Raphael Memorial When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 Where: Section 205, Hornet Stadium, 6000 J St. in Sacramento Cost: $20 for ticket, $10 goes to KRM Info: To buy tickets, visit www.ufl-football.com. For more information about the organization, visit www.childcancer.org or call (916) 784-6786.