James Riley Named October's MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month
Oct. 14, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For the second straight month, a former Wake Forest men's soccer player has been named the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month as James Riley earned the award for the month of October.
Riley becomes the second straight former Demon Deacon to earn the award, following Michael Lahoud who was named the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month for September.
Riley was honored for his work in the fight against breast cancer. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native was impacted by the disease during his freshman year at Wake Forest when his mother, Chong Horton, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Since turning pro in 2005, Riley has been active in the fight against breast cancer, first with the Breast Cancer Foundation in Boston and now with the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Riley has promoted the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in the Seattle area and is also wearing a pink ribbon on his jersey during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"The stuff I do is very minute," Riley told MLSSoccer.com. "In the position I'm in, I just try to make people aware. It affects a lot of people, so anything I can do to help with Susan G. Komen is easy for me."
Riley is in his fifth year in the MLS. The defender has started 25 games this season for the Sounders and assisted on three goals. Riley has also contributed on 11 shutouts for Seattle in 2010.
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