Health

Go For The Goal Foundation

Overview

Go4theGoal Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. We are also involved with helping children and their families affected by pediatric cancer. We began our foundation in May of 2006, when our son, Richard, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. At this time, we saw the great need that existed for research in this field, as well as social support for patients and their families.

Mission

Since Richard’s death in June 2007, the Go4theGoal Foundation has increased our efforts towards accomplishing our goals. Along with your support, we can achieve these goals and our dream of finding a cure for Ewing’s and other sarcomas.
•Research Funding
At this time, our research funding is going to Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, MD and his team of researchers at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, who are dedicated to finding a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma. Besides the cutting edge research happening in his lab, we were inspired by Dr. Toretsky’s personal dedication since his first patient was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 1981. He has also been affiliated with the National Cancer Institute and the University of Maryland.

•Social Giving
In our mission to help pediatric cancer patients and their families, we are able to provide financial assistance for day to day expenses as well as special requests. Annual holiday gift baskets are given to pediatric cancer patients at area hospitals.

History

We began our foundation in May of 2006, when our son, Richard, 13 at the time, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. At this time, we saw the great need that existed for research in this field, as well as social support for patients and their families. The foundation grew a little in the year during Richard's treatment. We had a few fundraisers but then really took after his death with memorial donations. We since have grown to include more fundraisers and a community service involvement with Richard's high school. The Lion's Den project has been our most ambitious fundraising project and we hope to build even more in years to come!

Program

Holiday Gift Baskets
Lion's Den at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Helping families with day to day expenses
Support for Ewing's Sarcoma research at Georgetown University

Impact

Providing assistance to children with cancer and their families by helping financial and emotional support so that they can experience all of the "normal" joys of childhood, while they fight to achieve their goal of being healthy again soon.

Goals This Year

We want to build a Lion's Den at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and then more at Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Each Lion's Den runs about $225,000 so our goals are ambitious. We also do a holiday gift basket program at the three hospitals, helping the Child Life Staff with specific family/patient needs or wishes. We also provide support for families that need day to day bills paid.

CEO

Beth Stefanacci: Mother of Richard, 14, who passed away, after battling Ewing's Sarcoma for 394 days. She saw a need to help the patients their family saw every day suffering from lonliness, boredom and pain and the families suffering with financial and support worries. The Stefanacci family wanted to create a foundation that would help the children to forget the ordeal of battling cancer.

Board

Dr. Richard Stefanacci
Dr. Andrew Mulberg
Gina Buffa
Pat Kelleher
Ann Glew
Thomas Maiorino

Countries

United States

States 

Arizona, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania

Contact 

PO BOX 433

HO HO KUS, NJ 07423-0433

Phone: (609) 636-7184

www.go4thegoal.org

EIN: 20-5065314


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Ce

Cancer Research

1 hr. lab research

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. His work with Ewing's Sarcoma is progressing with the identification of proteins that will effectively kill the Ewing's cells. In 2007, we purchased a protein purification machine that has allowed them to move forward and this year, we have granted them money for a research chemist to...

Regular price $40.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal ga

Holiday Gift Basket

iTunes Gift Card

Go4Thegoal Foundation

We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal gaming or music devices or gift cards. High school students help us to put them together and deliver them to the hospitals just before Christmas for each oncology patient served at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Regular price $15.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal ga

Holiday Gift Basket

Target Gift Card

Go4Thegoal Foundation

We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal gaming or music devices or gift cards. High school students help us to put them together and deliver them to the hospitals just before Christmas for each oncology patient served at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Regular price $75.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal ga

Holiday Gift Basket

DVD Player/DVD's

Go4Thegoal Foundation

We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal gaming or music devices or gift cards. High school students help us to put them together and deliver them to the hospitals just before Christmas for each oncology patient served at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Regular price $150.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal ga

Holiday Gift Basket

iPod Nano

Go4Thegoal Foundation

We put together baskets containing iPods, iTunes gift cards, DVD players and DVDs, other personal gaming or music devices or gift cards. High school students help us to put them together and deliver them to the hospitals just before Christmas for each oncology patient served at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Regular price $200.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Phi

Lion's Den

Entertain a sick child

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. To check out current Lion's Dens, visit the website www.cic16.org

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Phi

Lion's Den

Entertain a sick child

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. To check out current Lion's Dens, visit the website www.cic16.org

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Phi

Lion's Den

Entertain a sick child

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. To check out current Lion's Dens, visit the website www.cic16.org

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at the Children's Hospital of

Lion's Den

1 sq. ft. of Lions Den

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Your donation will help us to reach our goal of building 3 Lion's Dens at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hackensack Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. To check out current Lion's Dens, visit the website www.cic16.org

Regular price $500.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Ce

Research cancer

2 hr. lab research

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. His work with Ewing's Sarcoma is progressing with the identification of proteins that will effectively kill the Ewing's cells. In 2007, we purchased a protein purification machine that has allowed them to move forward and this year, we have granted them money for a research chemist to...

Regular price $80.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Ce

Research cancer

3 hrs. lab research

Go4Thegoal Foundation

Go4theGoal is supporting the research at Dr. Jeff Toretsky's lab at Lonbardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. His work with Ewing's Sarcoma is progressing with the identification of proteins that will effectively kill the Ewing's cells. In 2007, we purchased a protein purification machine that has allowed them to move forward and this year, we have granted them money for a research chemist to...

Regular price $120.00