Go4thegoal Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   106 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Cancer

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The depth of my gratitude to Go4theGoal is difficult to express. I was honored to recently win the Go4theGoal holiday essay contest which provided 412,500 worth of technology for the patients at the Diamond Children's Hospital in Tucson, AZ. With these funds I was able to purchase ipads, game systems, and other comforting and stimulating items for our young cancer patients. The items provided by Go4theGoal have brought comfort and joy to our patients and their families. Go4theGoal has been a constant source of support and compassion for our patients and our relationship with them has been a true blessing. Thank you Go4theGoal for your genuine kindness.

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Go4TheGoal graciously donated Valentine's gift bags for 45 children living with cancer being treated at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Our kids LOVE the Pillow Pets! They are cheerful, fun and cozy. Everyday our kids show courage, strength and resilience through significant illness and harsh treatment. Something as simple as a Pillow Pet provides enormous comfort and joy. Every child smiled, giggled and snuggled. Happy Valentine's Day to the staff and volunteers at Go4TheGoal and Thank You Pillow Pets!

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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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Go4theGoal is an AWESOME organization whose focuses is to help children and families battling cancer! They've helped so many of our patients and families on a personal level, providing much neede resources to so manyfamilies in need, helping our children complete online school during treatments, celebrate Christmas despite the financial difficulties our families face, and many, many more! Our annual "Day of Remembrance" has touched so many families lives thanks to Go4theGoal's assistance. We couldn't do all that we do without their exceptional help and people! Thank you for all you do!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Go4theGoal very generously helped one of our patients, who has a two year old with ALL, by sharing lots of holiday cheer. Thanks to G4tG, this family will be able to celebrate Christmas this year without financial hardship. Over the next few days this family will receive packages in the mail for each of their four children and G4tG did not leave out the parents either! Working with Beth at G4tG was a treat! She made this wonderful grant easy, seamless, and was incredibly passionate and caring about helping this family in any way G4tG could. Having organizations like this one makes the jobs of social workers in pediatric oncology just a little bit easier.

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Go 4 the Goal has been so extremely helpful to the families served by the organization I work at, POST. Here at Pediatric Oncology Support Team, we help local families with case management and counseling. As the case manager, it is my job to locate financial resources that families can use. I consider "Go 4 the Goal" my secret weapon. I request their assistance when things are very time urgent. They make it so easy and I don't think I've been denied once. It is such a relief working with Go 4 the Goal, I am so glad I made the connection with Beth (the CEO) who really provides personal attention to families. THANK YOU Go 4 the Goal.

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Very Well

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

I am a pediatric oncology social worker in Washington State. I couldn't believe that Go For the Goal was willing to help our patients, being on the opposite side of the country! G4G staff have always responded incredibly promptly to our requests for assistance for our families. They have been very professional and personable, and have made the process easier than any foundation I have ever come across. G4G really cares about making a difference for kids and families, and they are a joy to work with. Thank you so much for your incredible hard work!

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?

2012

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

I am a social worker in a pediatric cancer program and Go 4 the Goal has made a big difference in the lives of our patients. The organization has provided us with electronics and gift cards that have helped our clients cope with long and difficult hospitalizations. The staff of the Go 4 the Goal are responsive, professional and easy to work with. The organization fills a critical need in the care of children with serious illnesses, and does it exceptionally well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work as a hospital social worker.

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

make no changes, as what they do and how they do it works well.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Go 4 the goal's staff are attentive and respond quickly to our requests. They serve the pediatric oncology population greatly!

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Go 4 the Goal has helped our patient population greatly and always responds quickly to our requests!

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

make none

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

Go 4 the Goal supports, inspires, and consistently makes a difference in the lives of so many children with cancer and their families. Go 4 the Goal recently sponsored a survivor reunion for our pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and their families. The day was filled with food, music, and activities to celebrate the accomplishments of these incredible children and families. The day was filled with laughter, hope, and heartfelt joy. It was a magical day that would not have been possible without Go 4 the Goal. Thank you for all you do!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I witnessed the smiles, excitement, and joy of the BMT patients and their families as they were able to come to the hospital for a day of celebration, accomplishment, and hope.

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

Go 4 the Goal is a wonderful organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a pediatric social worker for over 25 years, specializing in pediatric oncology for almost 15 years. I received a phone call from the founder, Beth about 2 years ago. She came to meet me and explained how they could help some of the families I work with. She was so genuine and kind.

Well first of all, when a request is placed such as getting a computer...she or her husband deliver it to me right away...so the kids can start using it!!! Go 4the Goal understands the importance of kids communicating with their friends, school, and family. Also, they give out many tickets to go to the Union games-soccer-. Kids get an opportunity to go with their friends...and just be a normal kid.. even if it is for a few hours!!!. Go4 the Goal also makes sure I have I-touch Ipods...which I give out to the kids that go for radiation treatments, teenagers,...listening to their music makes a tough situation a bit easier. I also can't forget the surprise gift cards...when a family is having a rough day...I am able to give them a gift card so that they know someone has thought about them. I am grateful that GO4the Goal found me.....As I write this review I have a bright smile on my face as I am truly grateful for them and the ease in asking them for help!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many ways!!!!! The Season holidays...Bags filled with Ipods, gift cards-visa, itunes A Huge tote box filled with toys(for all ages) so that when kids come to visit me in my office they pick out a prize(after chemo, transfusions, or a rough day when kids just want to talk about how friends aren't understanding, hair falling out, feeling alone Computers to keep up with school work, friends Cameras so that they can take pictures helps with scrapbooking --as they do want to look back

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

Do nothing!!!! Their referral process is easy. Beth, Dr. Rich, and Dennis are great to US!!!!!

 
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