SOURCE: Go4theGoal


September 19, 2014 10:25 ET

Student Athlete Leads an Entire Community to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer and Support Local Children Battling Cancer

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - September 19, 2014) - In Akron, OH, Hoban High School Junior, Kameryn Zingale, started a movement in her community to join Go4theGoal Foundation's Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® campaign in partnership with Akron Children's Hospital. The funds raised will benefit Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders in order to support pediatric oncology patients and their families during their battle with childhood cancer.

Kameryn spent her summer volunteering at Akron Children's and when she heard about the Lace Up initiative and realized that she could continue making a difference in the lives of the children she volunteered with. Through the joint efforts of Kameryn, Akron Children's Hospital, and Go4theGoal Foundation, in just 3 weeks over 4,000 athletes in the Akron area have Laced Up!

"I really hope this catches on to all Fall athletes," said Kameryn, "And even though Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is September, there is no reason why winter and spring athletes could not join in as well." For only $5.00 a pair, athletes can Lace Up in Go4theGoal's Gold laces and raise awareness and funds for children being treated for cancer at Akron Children's Hospital.

"The goal of Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® has always been to give communities a way to give back and show their support for children with cancer in their backyard. Through our joint efforts with Akron Children's Hospital, this goal has never been so clearly achieved," stated Nate Mulberg, Go4theGoal's Athletic Coordinator. "It is our hope that other hospitals will follow Akron's lead and work with Go4theGoal to get their communities proactive in the fight against pediatric cancer!"

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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