SOURCE: Go4theGoal


October 11, 2013 09:37 ET

Go4theGoal's 10th Annual Richard's Run Ho-Ho-Kus 5k Raises $70,000 to Support Children With Cancer

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - October 11, 2013) - On October 6th, 2013, Go4theGoal celebrated its 10th Annual Richard's Run HHK 5k in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ with a record high of 1,500 registered runners and many more spectators and supporters. Local Ridgewood resident, 10-year-old Michael Feeney, who has been battling Ewing's Sarcoma for 4 years, sounded the horn to start the race.

"I think the highlight of the day was an hour and three minutes into the race when Michael Feeney crossed the finish line with his family, friends, and soccer team trailing behind," said Gina Buffa, Richard's Run HHK Co-Coordinator and Go4theGoal Board Member. "That moment was a true testament to what this day is all about and the reason we run for all these heroic children battling cancer."

Richard's Run HHK 5k had many corporate and local community sponsors. "The incredible outpouring of support and involvement from the sponsors, volunteers, participants, spectators, and all those who play a part in making this one of the best Race events in Bergen County is unmatched," according to Nan Kelly, Richard's Run HHK Co-Coordinator and Go4theGoal Corporate Partner Liaison. Go4theGoal is grateful to CJR Trading, Benzel Busch Motor Car Corp., Hekemian Co., Morgan Stanley, Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Forest Hill Health Care Center for their continued support of this annual event.

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.

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