Opening of Teen Lounge at Hackensack University Medical Center

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Go4theGoal is thrilled to announce that renovations of the teen lounge at the Reuten Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center has been completed and will officially be opened the week of September 14th.

“Kids spend a lot of time at the hospital when they are being treated for cancer and it is important for us to provide them with a positive and relaxed environment to make that time as least stressful as possible,” said Gina Buffa, Go4theGoal Board Member.  “Teens being treated for cancer are often surrounded by toys better suited for younger children and watching television that is appropriate for toddlersWe are excited to build a teen room for this population that is suited specifically for their needs.”

Go4theGoal wants to especially thank Jeff DeGraw and Joe Thompson of DeGraw & DeHann Architects, LLP and Jeff Beaudette of JRB Construction Management Co. for donating their time and talents to the planning and construction of this project, as well as the Paramus Capital Grille for hosting the annual Golf Outing that supports the bulk of these renovations.

Capital Grille of Paramus, NJ will hold it’s 4th Golf Outing on Monday, September 14th to fund renovations of a child play room in the Reuten Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center.  This event is made possible by Capital Grille of Paramus, NJ and our sponsors, Hekemian & Co. and Benzel Busch Motor Car Corp., as well as all those that will participate.  To register for the golf outing, contact

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About Go4theGoal Foundation

Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.  In 2011 Go4theGoal launched 2 national campaigns, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer.  These campaigns give schools, businesses, and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for kids battling cancer.  Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, funds hospital-based programs, grants special wishes, and since 2007, has funded over $1,000,000.00 in research.  For the past 3 consecutive years Go4theGoal has earned the honor of “Top Rated Non-Profit” by Great Nonprofits.