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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

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our daughter, Lia, was looking for a way this September to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer in her school. The LaceUp4PediatricCancer was a perfect fit. While she started with the Girls Varsity team, all of the Cresskill High School fall sports teams agreed to participate. Karen at Go4theGoal communicated with her well and made organizing the fundraiser fairly simple and hassle free.

Thank you to Go4theGoal for supporting such a great cause and providing opportunities for much-needed activism.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi! My name is Bryan Dickerson and I am a Senior at Rowan University. I am also heavily involved with a student base club called Rowan Television Network (RTN) and within the club every year RTN host their annual 5hr live broadcast in benefiting a non-profit charity in trying to raise as much money as possible. For this year's RTN Telethon the charity was Go 4 The Goal an amazing local charity in Cherry Hill, NJ. As Erin Cahill and myself (Bryan Dickerson) were the Co-Executive Producers for this year's 10th Annual Telethon in overseeing the production from beginning to end. We started planning for this event in December and just finished yesterday April 5th. Erin and I decided to select Go 4 The Goal because this charity was near and deer to Erin's heart and once I meet the staff for G4G, I knew this would be the perfect charity selection. G4G is an amazing charity as they are trying there best every day to help children, families, and students who have or know someone who may be suffering from pediatric cancer. By either donating grants/funds to families, donating toys to brighten the spirit of children, creating fundraiser to raise money etc. However, it's not until you meet the children in person that has pediatric cancer that touches your heart and makes you want to help in any way possible because no child or family should have to go through the process of pediatric cancer at a young age. This is one of the many main reasons for why Erin and I selected G4G as our Telethon charity. To help G4G in anyway possible to help them improve the lives of the children and families they know suffering. With that being said I know that everyone that reads this review will be encourage and motivated to help Go 4 The Goal because last name at the Telethon we raise as much as we could for a total of $5,590 within 5hrs but that's still not enough. Everyone please continue to help fight pediatric cancer and improve children lives one by one!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Your assistance allows families to focus on the more important parts of their child’s care. It is a pleasure to stand with a family and know some of these concrete needs can be met while myself and others attend to helping in different ways. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Total amazement!!!! I submitted an email and within minutes I had a reply in my inbox. I was blown away by their prompt response. Beth Stefanacci was incredibly understanding, making the process extremely organic. I sent an email sharing the story of Alec Zabala Corzo who was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer only a month ago. Unfortunately when they found the cancer he was already at stage 4. My daughter Vanessa wanted to do something special for him so I started the research and I found Go4thegoalfoundation listed on the Dynamo page. Alec is an avid soccer player so I thought trying to get a pro soccer player to give him a surprise visit would be super cool for him. Beth was responsible for making that wish come true. Within a day she had confirmed that someone form the Dynamos would visit Alec in the coming days. On February 27th, Tyler Deric came to visit Alec in the hospital. Tyler was super cool, made Alec feel super comfortable. He even dared him to a XBOX FIFA game. It was so fun to see him just chilling int he room having a good time. Tyler became one of Alec's friends during his visit and that was very cool to see. I am extremely grateful for the support and dedication of both Go4thegoalfoundation and the Houston Dynamos for giving Alec some joy during this very difficult times. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!! Sincerely Pilar Sneider

Mary304

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My 12 year old nephew is a cancer survivor and I couldn't think of a better cause to be a part of. My son plays soccer for North Olmsted High School and being able to have the boys show their support while raising money was a win/win. We were able to sell laces to other athletes in our community as well and it made our family really feel like we were able to make a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am the director of a high school health career exploraton program in NYC. Beth was in touch with us this past summer about raising awareness in our school through sports and the Medical Gateways program. Through her efforts, the studetns were able to both raise money for G4TG and awareness throughout the school community via sports and a "Dress up your uniform with Gold Day." She supported us through the entire process even providing snacks for our 66 student sleep-over at school the night prior to the Today show. We were blessed to come in contact with Beth and her staff. They have helped us continue our mission of empowering young women through faith and education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Go4TheGoal is a phenomenal organization. The mission to help kids affected by cancer is fulfilled on a daily basis. They are super responsive to hospitals and the families dealing with pediatric cancer. They also make it easy for kids to help kids, with the Nation Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer. I've met their staff and every one of them give 150% to this mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had several opportunities to work directly with Nan Kelly at Go 4 the Goal, and based on those experiences, I can honestly say that G4G is filled with incredibly hardworking and compassionate individuals. Coupled with clear goals and a diverse set of programs, it's easy to understand how Go 4 the Goal continues to unify a massive front in the struggle against pediatric cancer. With a clear commitment and the continued support of like minded philanthropists across the county, Go 4 the Goal will continue to improve the lives of children struggling with cancer for years to come.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Go4theGoal does so many amazing projects for these patients. It is not only amazing and but also very inspiring to see how much work the board members and volunteers do to make this organization run with success. Each one of them give 110% to everything Go4theGoal. Everything from their runs to golf outings and hospital visits, helps to show how much they truly care about these young children fighting hard battles.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I truly don't think I know of a better non-profit organization than Go4theGoal. I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of pediatric cancer on a teenager and his family. I have gotten to know Beth Stefanacci on a personal level as she and the Go4theGoal family reached out to this family so soon after her own tragic loss. And I know that that is only ONE family that has been touched by the generosity and love of this incredible organization. I am amazed at the determination and tireless energy shown by Beth and Go4theGoal as they fight to help children and their families. They exemplify the "NEVER QUIT" spirit seen in so many of the children that are battling this horrific disease. I am honored to help them in whatever small way I can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended many functions and fund raisers with Go 4 the Goal foundation. This organization has given special attention to children with cancer. With the funds raised, they also help family members in need with personal problems. Promoting pediatric awareness is so very important. People are not aware of the outstanding job and hard work the staff and volunteers do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Go4theGoal has reached out to my grandson,11 years old who was diagnosed with cancer last year . Since they have given him an IPad he rigorously promotes Go4theGoal Foundation and what it has done for him. This organization is very important and necessary in making people aware of pediatric cancer and all the support and help they provide to families. They work very hard in running fundraisers, walk-a-thons, selling T-shirts and shoe laces, etc. "Go4theGoal" is truly the best foundation!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having worked in schools for many years, I have come across many non-profit organizations who raise money to help children with cancer. Go4theGoal is an organization that far exceeds the others and truly merits a category all their own...true humanitarians. Go4theGoal tirelessly works to help children with cancer. In my opinion, Go4theGoal is one of the BEST non-profit organizations dealing with childhood cancers in the nation. From spreading awareness, to raising funds, helping families and patients, the staff at Go4theGoal strive to meet each and every need that comes their way. They are always going above and beyond to answer a call or a need. Always friendly, caring, they understand families and offer them that personal connection that other large non-profits can not offer. I can honestly say that every member of their staff and board are 100% dedicated to the cause. It is a privilege to sponsor fundraisers at my school to help them help others.

lauraod8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Go4thegoal is an amazing organization, not only providing support to those who need it most, but also enabling and empowering people to make a difference on behalf of others. My involvement with G4G came after learning about a former student's diagnosis with cancer. Like most people, I wanted to help, but did not know where to start. Someone put me in touch with this organization and in a short time, our community was able to sell nearly 1,000 pairs of laces! This organization is the network of support that all families should have when dealing with an illness.

Kristi2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In life, it has been an understanding of mine that life's deepest purpose can be found in our relationships. It is the connections with our families, our friends, our co-workers and our community that provides us with lasting memories of purpose. Go4theGoal is a charity which embraces the lasting memories of purpose for children affected by cancer. The work and effort which goes into this charity is both heartwarming and inspiring. This charity is filled with extraordinary men and women who put these children affected by cancer before themselves. Go4theGoal is truly an exceptional charity. It is a pleasure doing business with Go4theGoal. Adeline McGovern SJ Print Solutions

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter is 16 and has Ewings Sarcoma. Go 4 the Goal provided her with a an ipad, something we now could never afford to provide for her. What a wonderful thing to be able to do for kids who have lost so much. Other children have also received their ipad and the whole group of them were all so excited! Nice to see them smile and to be so happy. Thank you Go4theGoal and Apple. Sometimes things do matter.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are a great organization that really helps spread awareness and raise money for cancer/pediatric cancer. I have great experiences and have thoroughly enjoyed participating in each of the events I've attended for Go4theGoal.