Cancer has no boundaries. It affects people of all walks of life and all ages, even children. That’s why the Go4theGoal Foundation has declared September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sept. 28 as National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day.
“We chose this day, as it was the birthday of Richard Stefanacci, the young man whose family started the foundation when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2006,” explained Amanda Yetman of the Go4theGoal Foundation.
Last year, several New Jersey schools and NJEA staff participated in the National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day. The Foundation is also promoting a program called Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer which offers students the opportunity to sell and purchase neon shoe laces to show their support for children battling cancer.
Go4theGoal’s mission is to help make the lives of children affected by cancer as “normal” as possible by granting personal wishes, providing financial support to them and their families, developing and implementing unique hospital programs and funding grants for innovative pediatric cancer research. All money raised stays in the surrounding community.
For more information or to sign up your school for one of these programs, contact Amanda Yetman, School Programs Coordinator, directly at Go4theGoal Foundation, 7905 Browning Road, Suite 212, Pennsauken, NJ 08109, Go4theGoal.org, or AmandaYetman@go4thegoal.org.
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