Chicago Fire goalie spreads hope to cancer fighters

Matt Lampson is carrying out a vendetta.

The Chicago Fire goalkeeper didn’t just come to town to play soccer. He’s here to continue his campaign against cancer.

Lampson’s charitable foundation, the LampStrong Foundation, is opening an online store that sells T-shirts to raise awareness and funding.

“My foundation has been growing and I’m trying to expand as much as I can in Chicago,” Lampson said. “Very recently we actually put together a store. We’ve always had just straight donations on my site, but now you can actually get something a little bit besides just knowing you helped kids with cancer.

“I’m excited about it. Hopefully, everybody reps it out and gets nice shirts to wear from it. Any support we get is fantastic. Now hopefully as we see people wearing them around Chicago it will spread the word.”

Supporters can purchase T-shirts at

The mission is personal for Lampson, 26, a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma 4B. Lampson can talk about the biology of the disease in detail and has considered a post-soccer career in medicine.

He plans to play too long to make a medical career practical, in part so he can keep inviting cancer patients and survivors, plus their families and friends, to games as his guests.


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