Mitch’s Mission grew out of 11 year old Mitch Stone’s brain cancer diagnosis in February 2009. As a show of support, red, white & blue rubber bracelets were ordered with the words “Mitch’s Mission” on them and given to friends and classmates.
When Mitch was “adopted” by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Football Team they, too, began wearing “Mitch’s Mission” bracelets. Recognizing the special bond between Mitch and the team, UC students and supporters began wearing the bracelets and Mitch’s Mission became a rallying cry for Mitch and UC Football.
As Mitch underwent his chemo treatments and long stays at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), he knew the team was behind him. The team was inspired by their “little brother” and gave it their all—both began winning the battles in front of them.