Go4thegoal Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   101 reviews 3,159

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Cancer

Location: PO Box 433 HoHoKus NJ 07423 USA

Mission: Go4theGoal is a 501(c)3 Pediatric Cancer Foundation dedicated to providing the necessary resources patients and families need to battle a child’s cancer. Go4theGoal offers financial assistance, grants special wishes, gives high-end electronics to children in treatment, and funds hospital based support programs. Since its inception in 2006, Go4theGoal has also granted nearly $1,000,000 to innovative researchers looking for cures. Through its two national campaigns, National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, Go4theGoal strives to bring communities together to raise awareness and support for local children battling cancer.
Results: Go4theGoal now supports over 80 hospitals across the country, providing financial assistance to families, granting special wishes, and providing electronics to children to help them remain entertained and distracted during painful procedures and long periods of hospitalizations. Go4theGoal also provides hospitals with grants to support renovations of in-patient rooms, media rooms, survivor day parties, and bereavement ceremonies. Since its inception, Go4theGoal has also awarded nearly $1,000,000.00 in research grants.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-5065314
www.go4thegoal.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Go4thegoal has helped so many of my families in their times of need. I've been so impressed, not only with the generosity of this organization, but with their attentiveness to providing assistance in a timely manner. I've seen this organization go above and beyond to pay a family's electric bill by making the payment online instead of mailing a check, just so the payment wouldn't be late. I enjoy working with G4TG tremendously and will continue to rely on them to provide much needed help to families of children with cancer.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

You all are wonderful in what you do, and not only wonderful but quick in your response, either for what you can do as well as what you are unable to do. I know the families you have assisted us are very pleased with Go4theGoal! Carolyn K. Williams, MSW Oncology Social Worker, CHKD, Norfolk, VA

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I found out through the internet that a local teen who plays basketball had been diagnosed with Leukemia. I seached the internet and found go4thegoal. I loved the idea of selling showlaces to our towns children and sports team. It seemed to me like an easy thing to sell and something that the kids could use. Beth at Go4thegoal was so helpful and kind on the phone. I picked up laces the same day I made my first phone call to her. I had everything I needed to get started. That night in a few hours I sold 20 laces to a few people at a basketball game. People were so generous and so supportive and loved the laces and the bracelets. I was able to take pictures and post them on media sites so that our local teen that was battling leukemia could see that we were there for him and supporting him. It just took one phone call to get the ball rolling it couldn't have been any easier.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Go4theGoal is a great organization to work with! To see how much the work they do, and how much they help children and families affected by cancer, is very fulfilling! Go4theGoal really does make a difference in, not just their community, but hundreds of communities across the country!

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My name is Hunter Zampa, and I am a teen chef. I have been featured on Rachael Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cookoff, The Rachael Ray Show, and even won the Food Network show Chopped! I recently did an event with Go4theGoal called the Kid Chef Cookoff. We raised over 15,000 dollars for a boy with leukemia in my hometown, and Go4theGoal was the best. We would have not been able to do what we accomplished without the help from Beth, Heather, and everyone else from the charity. I would love to do another event with Go4theGoal, and had an amazing time working with them!

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Rating: 4 stars  

My 12 year old nephew is a cancer survivor and I couldn't think of a better cause to be a part of. My son plays soccer for North Olmsted High School and being able to have the boys show their support while raising money was a win/win. We were able to sell laces to other athletes in our community as well and it made our family really feel like we were able to make a difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am on the board for FCProvidence Soccer Club in PA. We decided to support Pediatric Awareness Month in September. I found Go 4 the Goal by searching for the gold sock with the gold ribbon. What a great way to generate awareness. The kids wore them to all of their games during the month of September. In addition, Go 4 the Goal sent us merchandise to sell to raise funds for a very important cause. It was great to get the children and families involved in this effort. Even families from the opposing teams not only contributed but also thanked us for supporting such a great cause.

Go 4 the Goal also allows you to choose where the funds go, which was very important to us. They were a pleasure to work with by providing all of the information and materials, as well as excellent communication.

I am very pleased to have had the pleasure to support such a great case and to partner with this amazing organization.

Barb Kernen
FCP Marketing

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My husband and I coach for Barberton Youth Soccer and we heard about this program through a newspaper article. The reason why we got involved in this wonderful cause is a few years ago our oldest son was having some health issues, we took him to the doctors the him some blood work, the warned us what they were testing for and one of the things on the list was childhood cancer. We waited a week for the results it was the longest week of our lives, it turned out he had mono. I can't imagine what these young cancer patients and their families go through. We love that Go 4 the Gold gives back to children right in our own community.

Thank you for letting our team participate in such a wonderful cause.

Brian and Stacy Carpenter

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the parent of a young survivor, and was moved to help when I found out my son's hospital would benefit. He is now a healthy soccer player, so this was a perfect way give back. Go 4 the Goal was very easy to work with and prompt in responding to questions. They provided posters, literature, balloons - everything we needed for a smooth fundraiser. The shoelaces were very well received by the families who were eager to support the cause.

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I am the director of a high school health career exploraton program in NYC. Beth was in touch with us this past summer about raising awareness in our school through sports and the Medical Gateways program. Through her efforts, the studetns were able to both raise money for G4TG and awareness throughout the school community via sports and a "Dress up your uniform with Gold Day." She supported us through the entire process even providing snacks for our 66 student sleep-over at school the night prior to the Today show. We were blessed to come in contact with Beth and her staff. They have helped us continue our mission of empowering young women through faith and education.

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2014

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It is such an honor to have been blessed with the friendship of the Stefanacci family. Their graciousness and goodness is so heartwarming. Go4TheGoal is helping thousands of children affected by cancer achieve their goals...especially when it is so hard for them to keep up with their schoolwork and classmates. As I treasure the memories of sitting side by side with Richard (as his homebound instructor), I know Richard is guiding the Go4TheGoal Foundation with his spirit.

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