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  

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

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

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

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

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

I am a child life specialist, working with hem/onc patients. There's a general sentiment among our staff that go4thegoal stands for doing things beyond our expectations. We keep getting wowed at the parties, the special gifts and how every detail is thought of with such consideration. I have a patient who became blind as a result of her treatment and wanted a guitar for her birthday. As soon as Go4thegoal heard about this, they arranged for a guitar, in her favorite color and free lessons. Without ever meeting the patient, they shared our passion to help her and went about fulfilling her wish beyond her dreams!

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

the many programs they offer all our patients; including weekly and monthrly raffles, Halloween Party, helping us fill wishes of patients

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

No changes because Go4thegoal is a stellar model for others

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

GO 4 THE GOAL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! Writing from Children's National Medical Center in D.C. I am a social work graduate intern working in the Oncology unit here and been so impressed and amazed by this incredible (and very organized) group. The quick responses to request, the timely nature of receiving the actual items, the friendly nature of the people working at Go4theGoal--everything start to finish is fantastic.

I really feel like the discovery of this agency, for us, has been nothing short of a miracle. The look of pure delight and awe on the kid's faces when receiving their IPADS, or IPODS, etc, is truly something to witness. Many of these kids would never have the means to buy these items for themselves so it really is amazing work that the people at Go4theGoal are doing.

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

Seeing the faces of my patients light up when receiving their gifts from Go4theGoal.

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

I would not make changes! It's great!

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

Go4theGoal is an amazing organization with a passion to help children undergoing treatment not only for Ewing Sarcoma but for other pediatric cancers as well. They are incredibly open and responsive to the needs of the various children's hospitals they support and work hard to fulfill those needs.

Go4theGoal's leadership also has a great understanding for the role of research -- especially in support of those leading the way in transformational breakthroughs.

Anyone working with Beth will be profoundly moved and inspired.

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

Go4theGoal delivers on their promises to support! In both gifts for our pediatric cancer patients and with research support I've personally seen the receipt of the gifts.

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

Not change a thing! Go4theGoal is a pleasure to work with!

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

What is unique about this organization?

Incredible passion to do great things.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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

Go 4 the Goal has done so much for our patients at TCI. The Halloween party was such a hit! There was such a lively atmosphere and the kids were squealing with delight. Many of our staff came just to watch the kids having such a good time! Go 4 the Goal helps kids forget about their illnesses.

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

my position as child life specialist.

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

None - the organization surpasses our expectations1

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