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Go4thegoal Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   115 reviews 8,424

Address:

215 Cuthbert Blvd., Suite 150 Cherry HIll NJ 08002 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, and funds hospital based support programs. Since 2007, Go4theGoal has also granted over $1,000,000 to innovative researchers looking for cures. Through its three national campaigns, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day, Spring Into Action 4 a Cure, and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer(r), Go4theGoal strives to bring communities together to raise awareness and support for local children battling cancer.

Target demographics:

children and families battling pediatric cancer

Geographic areas served:

the United States

Programs:

financial assistance, granting special wishes, funding hospital support programs and renovations, and funding over $1,000,000 in innovative research.

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Rating: 5 stars  

“We absolutely love the Karts 4 Kids program. The program was so simple and easy to setup and follow. We just stated what our needs were and they sent all the supplies right at our door step. We currently have 8 beds in our bone marrow transplant unit and every week we go around with our cart and go make our patients smile! The kids get to pick out their favorite prize after a week of treatment and since most of them are here for very long periods of time, it is a perfect opportunity for them to be rewarded for all of their patience and bravery.”

Nussi Afroz
Child Life Administrative Specialist at Florida Hospital for Children

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Head Coach Stephanie V. Gaitley says, "Go4theGoal is a great organization raising money and awareness for a great cause! Having a niece with cancer as a child, this cause is near and dear to my heart. The Fordham University, teams and staffs enjoyed being able to support this organization and raise awareness for pediatric cancer." The 2015-16 season was the first time that we had a Go4theGoal game and we are already extremely excited to plan for our next Go4theGoal game in the 2016-17 season. Their staff is very organized, gets back to you quickly and are amazing people! I would encourage other teams and organizations to support this amazing cause!

 
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Go4theGoal has been an inspirational organization to work with. The people coordinating the events and reaching out to University's to be a part of the wonderful cause are so friendly and easy to work with! La Salle University dedicated a Men's and Women's Basketball game to the Go4theGoal Lace Up Campaign during the 2015-2016 season. We had a massive turnout and amazing of support and donations coming from our gold out staff, students and teams. Everyone was so blessed to be a part of supporting such a meaningful cause and touching organization. The Explorers plan on dedicating a game every season from now on to the Go4theGoal Lace Up campaign and definitely looking forward to incorporating more sports teams at the University into the cause every year! Thank you to this amazing organization for letting us get involved and raise funds help support the pediatric fight against cancer!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We incorporated the campaign into our softball game at the University of Illinois. The team feel passionate about this cause and would like to dedicate a game to recognize cancer survivors and their families. The online donation page made it very easy for fans, parents, and the community to donate and help out without having to come to the actual game. We were able to reach out goal before game day because of the donation page.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an oncology social worker, I regularly reach out to organizations for patient/family assistance. Go4theGoal is always happy to help my families and the turn-around time is incredible. Thank you for all you do!

 
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As an pediatric oncology social worker, I have been along side families whose children are going through very difficult times. It goes without saying how difficult the treatment is on the child but I believe it is even more difficult on the parent for many reasons. Supporting their child during treatment is only part of the concern. With most families, one of the parents usually has to leave work to care for their child. This drop in income causes a great deal of financial hardship for the family. This hardship is doubled when it involves a single parent being the caregiver. One of my responsibilities is to seek out foundations who are able to support the family during this time.
This year, during the holiday season, I supported many newly diagnosed families who were so anxious about not being able to provide a Christmas for their family. I submitted a referral to Go 4 the Goal for one family. I did remind the family of the fact I was not sure how much of the child's wish list could be fulfilled by G4TG. The family stated they would be grateful for any assistance they would receive.
On the day of the delivery, when I called the parents in to my office, the Mom began to cry and Dad did his best not to join her. They took everything out of the bags and were so excited showing each other the items. They looked like children opening gifts on Christmas morning. They could not say thank you enough and I reminded them it was not me, but G4TG, who is giving their children a Christmas.
I feel so blessed to be the conduit for such a wonderful foundation. They never hold back and they're giving far exceeds anything any one would or should expect.
I am thanking you, not only from me but for my families. Wishing you all the best in the coming year!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Go4thegoal organization is very impressive and always follow through. We started our partnership with them in 2015 and I look forward to continuing to work with them into the future. Beth and her team should be commended on their hard work. Not only do they raise money but more importantly they provide comfort, joy and hope to children and families dealing with pediatric cancer. On behalf of our patients and staff at Maria Fareri Children's Hopsital, a member of the WMCHealth Network, thank you for your great work.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am working with Go4theGoal for my senior project. It really is a great organization, and people get really excited when they find out how easy it is to get involved and how much of their donation is actually going to helping kids with cancer. I hope to continue volunteering long after my senior project is over!

 
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Here at Children's Hospital Colorado when the Kart-4-Kids pulls up to a patient's door something magical happens.

It never fails to pause a cry, ease a procedure, or prompt a patient (who might not otherwise be inclined) to hop out of bed to lauch a serious shopping spree. It always produces a laugh or a smile in what might be a "rough" day, it can give a family a much welcome change up to Chipotle for dinner, and even provide a small but so much appreciated assist for a family who might not be able to afford some small necessity that we might take for granted.

Working with the people from The Go-4-the-Goal Foundation has been an incredible. experience. It doesn't matter if you are talking to them on the phone, communicating thru email, or personally spending time with them in an onchology unit, the feeling is always the same. These are the most caring, dedicated, and effective people you could ever hope to team up with. They just plain "get it".

 
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We come across Go4theGoal in an email from the athletics coordinator inviting our Travel Baseball teams to host a "Gold Event" to help raise money for Pediatric Cancer. What they didnt know is that we not only have Travel Baseball teams, but are a Tournament host each year for the Jaguars Memorial Tournament, where 96 Baseball teams from all over Ohio and neighboring states compete in Grove City, Ohio. Each year we like to make our event a great baseball experience for all teams involved, but also to highlight the amazing opportunity we have to come together and help others. Each year we have focused our efforts to different local charities, but felt that we could not do as much as possible due to managing such a large event.

the 2015 Jaguars Memorial Tournament was a "Gold Event" with Go4theGoal. They made it simple on us as tournament directors, just a few emails, they handled the rest! The event was very succesfull, and we generated more this year for Charity than any year past! All Jaguars Tournaments will be "Gold Events" with Go4theGoal!

Alan Chamberlain
Owner/President
Above Average Athletics

 
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