NEON YELLOW laces being worn by athletes across the USA to raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer
HO-HO-KUS, N.J., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What began as a simple idea by a local mom to raise awareness for pediatric cancer at her daughter's soccer games during September's Pediatric Cancer Awareness month has spread like wildfire across the country!
"We are amazed at the response and support we have received from Youth, High School, College and University soccer clubs, football teams, track teams, and even Marching Bands! (click here to view the growing list of teams.) Athletes are lining up and dropping to their knees to swap out their regular shoelaces for G4G's NEON Yellow laces to raise awareness for pediatric cancer," said Beth Stefanacci, Go4theGoal's Executive Director. Laces are available for purchase at Shop G4G on the Go4theGoal web site by clicking here.
"What started as a grassroots effort will become an annual G4G fundraiser, complete with celebrity endorsements, vendor partnerships and retail to highlight September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. To keep the idea fresh and interesting Go4theGoal will unveil a new color or shoelace design each year," said Stefanacci.
By continuing to implement innovative ideas to raise awareness, Go4theGoal has the potential to make a major impact in the lives of children battling cancer as well as in the fight to cure pediatric cancers.
Visit www.Go4theGoal.org to learn more about the Foundation and its flagship event, National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day held annually on Sept. 27. To make a general donation to Go4theGoal Foundation, click here.
ABOUT GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION
Go4theGoal Foundation (www.Go4theGoal.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable 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. Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies Apple iPads, iPods and MacBooks to children and pediatric oncology units in over 20 hospitals across the country. Since their son's death in 2007, G4G has funded over 500k in innovative research for Ewing's Sarcoma.
SOURCE Go4theGoal Foundation