Go4thegoal Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   101 reviews

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

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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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

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a social worker at a children's hospital. Go 4 the Goal has been an amazing organization that has assisted many of our families, specifically during emergent situations. All of their staff are professional, passionate, and responsive to the needs of our families. I can not think of a better run, more dedicated organization than G4G. Thank you for all that you do to serve pediatric cancer patients and their families!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

We are grateful to gof4thegoal for providing beach access to patients who are experiencing end of life care and wish to be with their families in a relaxed setting. Go4thegoal presents unique opportunities for families to bond when their children when receiving palliative care and all other avenues have been exhausted to provide respite care for these families. Thank you for this special service for the families.
Dr. Jennifer Keates, MD

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

Go 4 The Goal is a truly wonderful and amazing non-profit organization!! They have provided much needed support and hard to get resources for several families that we serve. Go 4 The Goal is always quick to help out a family in need and are incredibly easy to work with. They make it possible to help meet the needs of our families and we are so grateful!!

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

This organization is awesome!!! Not only do they provide our families with resources and support during their time of need, but through their Holiday program they also allowed our clinic staff the opportunity to work together and have positive experiences with our patients. Something that we will never forget and are so grateful for.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

Go4theGoal is an amazing organization that has provided the patients in our clinic with an extensive collection of electronic equipemtn via their Holiday Giving Program. They also provide emergency financial assistance to our patient's families when they need it the most. They are very easy to work with andy they have a very thoughtful and caring staff.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

Go4thegoal is an amazing organiztion, who partners with us on many occasions to help our patients and their families. Whenever we have a need, Go4thegoal is eager to help us, whether it is adopting a family for the holidays, sending a patient to a Broadway show, or doing a fabulous makeover for our "Teen Lounge". The staff and founders of Go4thegoal are always looking for new incredible ideas to bring to us for our patients. The Kart 4 Kids is so well received by our families, they are always looking for that sweet treat, and encouraging words fron the G4theG volunteers. We love you Go4thegoal! - Sue Administrative Director Tomorrows Children's Fund

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

I have only wonderful things to say about this very special organization. I worked closely with Beth and Carina of Go4theGoal this past September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. As the author of Nistar, a graphic novel about a superhero for children affected by cancer, I have dreamed about getting my book into the hands of children in hospitals all over the world. Go4theGoal, with their expertise, generosity and close connections with over 70 hospitals in the U.S., made it possible for this dream to come true. Go4theGoal is an organization with HEART, weaving dreams for children battling cancer, and their families. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with them and I look forward to parterning with their fiercely driven cancer fighting team in the close future!

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2013

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I have worked with Go4thegoal Foundation for the past 2 years, since learning about it at a national conference. They are so personable and available which for me is very important. They have provided laptops to 2 of my patients who needed to stay connected with school and friends during treatment and also worked with me on a special final wish request for a young adult. The families have been overwhelmingly impressed with the generosity from Go4thegoal and in each case have been moved to tears as I have explained this wonderful organization to them. I am grateful to have this Foundation on my list of helpful foundations who go above and beyond for patients who truly need the assistance.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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