This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer

Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games.  Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers.

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to give thanks for all the healthy children in our lives and to keep in our thoughts all those who are battling cancer and other illnesses,” states Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal.  “We started the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® campaign because of the outcry from athletes that wanted a way to kids in their communities with cancer.  We are grateful to have such a strong show of support from local coaches and players at this time of year.”

The following teams will be Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® during their Thanksgiving Football games:

  • Deptford High School
  • Schalick High School
  • Cumberland Regional High School
  • Lindenwold High School
  • Haddonfield Memorial High School
  • Haddon Heights High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Seneca High School

Many of these teams have a personal connection to pediatric cancer, having had classmates and even teammates either battling cancer now or in the recent past.

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.