Erik Hurtado (Major League Soccer)
The Wilms Cancer Foundation are delighted to be represented by sports personality and children's cancer champion: Erik Hurtado.
As part of our brand ambassador program Erik has been an inspiration not only to his loyal fans but to the children, families and healthcare organizations that are tackling Wilms everyday. His support has been essential in our ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are effected.
Erik Hurtado is a true champion both on and off the field.
Erik Hurtado (born November 15, 1990) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew.
Hurtado, 30, is in his ninth year in Major League Soccer after he was a first-round pick, No. 5 overall, by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft out of Santa Clara.
In total, the forward has scored 19 times and registered 11 assists 140 MLS appearances, 60 of those starts.
Hurtado spent the first six seasons of his career in Vancouver before he was traded to Sporting Kansas City shortly after the 2018 season in exchange for a second-round 2020 MLS SuperDraft selection and a 2021 first-round pick.
After two seasons with Sporting, Hurtado signed a one-year deal, with a reported option of an additional season, with Montreal prior to this season and joining Columbus.
His commitment to soccer is matched by his commitment to community. He is passionate about children's cancer and the search for a cure.
He often speaks out on advocacy issues and his active involvement and support of the Wilms Cancer Foundation has helped bring an increased awareness and understanding of the disease, taking its message to a wider audience.
Hurtado is a hands-on brand ambassador, engaging children, family and healthcare organizations with equal measure.
Hurtado is available for in-person, virtual or recorded media events.
Media, Events and Community
WCF Brand ambassadors are not just spokes-people seeking to bring about greater awareness of the disease. They are committed advocates who are actively engaged in supporting those who are tackling the disease on a daily basis; children, families and healthcare organizations.
Become a Brand Ambassador
Our brand ambassador program is essential in the WCF's ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are directly effected.
With your help we can seek to relieve the emotion and financial burden created by diagnosis and you can have a significant impact on the lives of those who are tackling the disease on a daily basis.
Attached is a brief synopsis of the WCF's program and its parameters. Please take the time to review it and consider the positive impact you can have on the lives of children, families and healthcare organizations.