SOURCE: Go4theGoal Foundation

Go4theGoal Foundation

May 02, 2013 12:26 ET

Baseball Players from the Liberty League Join Go4theGoal Foundation's "Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer" Awareness and Fundraising Campaign

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - May 02, 2013) -  Baseball player Nate Mulberg from the University of Rochester organized all teams within the Liberty League to Lace-Up this weekend May 3rd, in honor of not only a good friend that lost his battle to cancer in 2007, but also to honor a fellow player within the league that is currently battling cancer. 

"Pediatric cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined. I'm so happy the Liberty League baseball teams are "Lacing-Up" to help Go4theGoal in its efforts to defeat childhood cancer. Pediatric cancer has directly impacted my life because in 2007, my childhood friend Richard Stefanacci passed away from Ewing's Sarcoma when he was 14. The Go4theGoal Foundation was created in Richard's memory. I am beyond thankful that my Liberty League baseball family is willing to support a cause so important to me," Nate Mulberg, University of Rochester student, baseball player and supporter of Go4theGoal.

 "Our GOAL for 2013 is to get 1 million athletes Laced Up to help create the awareness and support needed for pediatric cancer patients across the country. Reaching this goal will help further our mission in making a difference in the lives of kids battling cancer and providing funding for the number one killer by disease of our children. With the Liberty League lacing up this weekend we are moving closer, yet still a distance away, from this goal!" says Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal.


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 was a very exciting year 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" 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 60 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500,000 in innovative pediatric cancer research.

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