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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Health

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Go4theGoal Foundation is a foundation like no other because the main goal of the foundation is to help others. The foundation is not in existence to generate money for board members. It is solely to change the lives of those who are affected by cancer, like our dear friend Richard Stefanacci was just a few years ago. My other fellow board members are all Class A people who truly care and Go4theGoal is an up-and-coming foundation that truly deserves more and more recognition and publicity as the foundation continues to grow. Go4theGoal...We WILL help you get there!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Why do I love the Go 4 the Goal Foundation? The answer is simple: First Hand Experience and Generosity. What do I mean by this? First off, the two founders of the foundation, Mrs. Beth Stefanacci and Mr. Richard Stefanacci, began this foundation with one simple goal in mind: To help those people dealing with Ewings Sarcoma, specifically children, have an easier, less painful experience with their disease, and to help raise awareness of Ewings Sarcoma. Mr. and Mrs. Stefanacci both lost a son named Richard to this terrible disease. And in his loving memory, they have strived to not only help patients be at peace with Ewings Sarcoma, but also help families of patients cope with the difficulties of the disease that they had to deal with when their son was ill. And they have done this unbelievably by supporting numerous Ewings Sarcoma research projects at Georgetown for example, as well as donating toys, video games, and the like to patients and hospitals on a regular basis. This is a tremendous example of generosity shown by the Stefanaccis as well. They themselves have donated endless amounts of money to the foundation and it just truly shows the character of this family and what this foundation is trying to accomplish. As for the foundation as a whole, even as everyone that was to be a part of the foundation was mourning the loss of Richard, planning was already being done to help others. The whole foundation knows what it feels like to lose someone to cancer, because everyone lost Richard. But this is the reason why this foundation cares so much. Everyone in this foundation wants to help those who are going through the same difficulties that they once did.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Very good organization working on numerous childhood cancer related issues. There are growing and doing good things for research as well as the children with cancer. They have provided numerous bed-side services to children with cancer, while helping to fund promising research. They will be challenged as the continue to grow to prioritize funding opportunities - balancing short and long-term goals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Go4TheGoal is a seminal organization demonstrating leadership in the field of helping children and families with cancer. Through the sponsorship of Dr Jeffrey toretsky at georgetown university in developing novel therapies for the cure of Ewing's sarcoma, this organization has developed beyond the critical role of social giving. It has developed into a charity that is proactively trying to better the world for children with cancer through collaboration with academia, industry and nonprofits to foster intelligent and novel approaches to finding a cure.