6TH ANNUAL RICHARD’S RUN® 5K RIVER RUN RAISES $30,000 FOR GO4THEGOAL PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION
More than 500 participants Laced-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer to run, walk and stroll to help kids with Cancer at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ on Sunday May 6th
May 8, 2012 – Merchantville, NJ: More than 500 participants laced-up their most comfortable shoes and raised over $30,000 to help children with cancer on Sunday May 6th at Go4theGoal Foundation’s 6th Annual Richard’s Run® 5K River Run, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ.
“The funds raised today will support Go4theGoal Foundation’s diverse programs that support children battling cancer, their families, pediatric oncology units in more than 30 hospitals across the country as well as pediatric cancer research,” said Beth Stefanacci, Go4theGoal’s executive director.
Special thanks go to presenting sponsors, Brandywine Senior Living and The Access Group as well as students and faculty from Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill who volunteered their time to make this year’s Run a success.
“While losing our son to cancer in 2007 was a tragedy for our family, our journey over the past five years with Go4theGoal has led us to some remarkable people,” said Stefanacci as she introduced New Jersey residents, and Go4theGoal champions, Shane Bailo of Stratford, Jason Garstkiewicz and Colin Hough of Haddonfield and A.J. Mattia of Turnersville who are bravely battling cancer and came out to participate in the Run.
The Tim Frantz Memorial Medal was presented to the top male finisher, Korey Jeffries, 18 of Gloucester, NJ for his time of 17:35 and to the top female finisher, Meghan Giordano, 13 of Pennsauken, NJ for her time of 22:52. The top finisher in each age group was given an award to commemorate their achievement, including Mason Domico, age 10 who finished the race in 20:34.
More information about Go4theGoal Foundation and photos from Richard’s Run® 5k River Run can be found at Go4theGoal.org.
ABOUT GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION
Go4theGoal Foundation - Go4theGoal.org - 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. Together with funds raised privately and it’s many unique awareness and fundraising campaigns, including National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day®, Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® and Richard’s Run® 5K runs, Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies Apple® electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 30 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500k in innovative pediatric cancer research.