SOURCE: Go4theGoal


October 21, 2014 09:00 ET

11th Annual Richard's Run Ho-Ho-Kus 5k for Mikey Raises Awareness and Funds to Support Children With Cancer

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - October 21, 2014) - In Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ on October 5th, 2014, over 1,500 runners, walkers, and supporters came out to support local children with cancer in the annual Richard's Run HHK 5k presented by Grant Thornton.

The run, which started in memory of Richard Stefanacci, was especially memorable this year as it was also honoring a loved resident, Michael Feeney, who lost his battle with cancer in November 2013. Both Richard and Michael were diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

"Michael honored us in our 2013 event, officially starting the Race by sounding the horn and then participating with his family and friends by his side," said Gina Buffa, Go4theGoal Board Member and Richard's Run HHK 5k Coordinator. "Michael is remembered as a courageous kid with a great sense of humor, love of sports and living each day as if it was the best day ever. This represented a special Race for us as we remembered Michael and dedicated this year's event to him."

The funds raised by Richard's Run HHK 5k for Mikey will be used to support Go4theGoal's family assistance and hospital support programs for children in the North New Jersey/New York City area.

About Go4theGoal Foundation:

Go4theGoal Foundation 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. 2012 and 2013 were very exciting years at Go4theGoal Foundation, whose two national campaigns, National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day® and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, gave hundreds of schools, businesses and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for patients in their communities and earned Go4theGoal the honor of "Top Rated Non-Profit of 2012, 2013, & 2014" by Great Nonprofits. Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies state-of-the-art electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 80 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded nearly $1,000,000.00 in innovative pediatric cancer research.

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