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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

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

lynnhoff18

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Tomorrows Children's Fund won honorable mention in this years essay contest . Our extraordinary patients received 6 IPads to be used during their stay at the hospital. There are no words to describe the difference the IPads makes in our patients lives. During very painful procedures many of our patients no longer require anesthesia as the IPad provides an extraordinary distraction during thes procedures. They also make a long day of chemotherapy much more bearable as the time flies while they play games and email their friends. The families of the TCF have received an abundance of help, support and enormous assistance from this incredible organization. The words THANK YOU can never explain our gratitude to the wonderful people who run this orgaization!!!

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization has truly made a difference in the lives of our children. As founder and executive director of Tomorrows Children's Fund, I have had the pleasure of meeting many people who join hands with us to help our children who are fighting cancer. Go 4 the Goal does what no other group has done - they have met the wishes and needs of our patients by providing amazing electronic gifts. The foundation created a "laptop" library with charging station enabling our patients to have the use of a Mac laptop while they are in the medical center. Their continued support of presents for our patients meets their wishes.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!!!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a pediatric oncology social worker at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. I cannot express enough what a gift Go4thegoal has been to both our patients and our social work team. I recently commented to the organization that I feel as though we have our very own fairy godmother in this foundation. It seems that whatever we need to better serve our patients and families, Go4thegoal is there to assist. The well being of both our patients and their families have been significantly improved thanks to the kindness and compassion this foundation has shared with us.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Go4the Goal continues to amaze me! They have provided the children and teens at TCI with so much over the past few years; from unbelievably generous Holiday gifts, to weekly and monthly raffle prizes, but the Halloween party that they threw at our hospital this Fall had such a lasting impact on our patients! We even had families join us for the day, who weren't scheduled to be at the hospital. They are still talking about it! They continue to brighten our patient's lives, and focus on the fun and enjoyment of childhood, despite illness.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Where to begin? Go 4 the Goal Foundation has been such a devoted friend to the young patients at Tomorrows Children's Fund who are fighting cancer. The foundation provided us with Mac laptops for patients to use while they are receiving long treatments at the medical center. They hand select wonderful presents to brighten the faces of our children. Their "lottery" for our patients provides one child each week to win a bag filled with goodies and once a month a patient's name is drawn to receive an amazing electronic item. Go 4 the Goal provides both patient and parent with that much needed boost! We LOVE Go 4 the Goal!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This foundation never ceases to amaze me. Each time I contact the foundation requesting assistance for a patient and family, the foundation agrees to help, often going above and beyond to meet the needs of pediatric oncology population. They truly understand the needs of the families and offer support to those who need it the most. The foundation keeps in mind the particular needs of a teenage child and finds a way to bring joy to their lives. Our division is so very grateful for this foundation and all that they do.

Review from Guidestar