SOURCE: Go4theGoal


March 18, 2014 12:00 ET

Go4theGoal, Kula for Karma, and Chef Hunter Zampa Announce Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez as Judge for the Kids Cook Off Benefitting Pediatric Cancer

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - March 18, 2014) - At the upcoming Go4theGoal Kids Cook Off, contestants will have the opportunity to have their culinary creations judged by one of the most recognizable chefs in the country -- Aarón Sánchez.

"We are thrilled with the outpouring of support we have received for this event and couldn't be more excited to have chef Aarón Sánchez as one of our judges," said Beth Stefanacci, Executive Director of Go4theGoal, "We are grateful for this partnership and the awareness a judge of his caliber will bring to this important cause." 

Go4theGoal's first Cook Off event, in partnership with Kula for Karma and hosted by Chef Hunter Zampa, 'Chopped" Teen Champion, will bring support for local children battling cancer in Connecticut. It will be held on June 8, 2014 from noon-3:00 at the Italian Center of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.

"I am honored to judge the Inaugural Kids Cook Off Event for Pediatric Cancer. This is a cause I feel strongly about and I am grateful to have the opportunity to support Go4theGoal, Kula for Karma, and Chef Hunter Zampa's efforts in Connecticut," said Sánchez.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support a local family in Stamford, CT as well as pediatric cancer patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital. For more information, visit Chef Hunter Zampa's website at or visit

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" 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 70 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded nearly $1,000,000.00 in innovative pediatric cancer research.

About Kula for Karma

Kula for Karma is an innovative 501(c)(3) organization, promoting wellness among society's most vulnerable populations at no cost to the clients or patients. Kula pioneers the integration of therapeutic yoga, meditation, and stress management into mainstream medicine and healthcare. Programs are designed to work in tandem with traditional forms of medicine and both physical and mental healing. When combined with mainstream care, these modalities, including therapeutic yoga, meditation and breath work, are shown to have many benefits such as decreased stress, mood disturbance, chronic pain, reduced substance abuse, decreased anxiety, reduced healthcare utilization and costs, and improved quality of life.

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