Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation Announces Partnership with New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
NJEA members will participate in Go4theGoal's National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day on September 27th
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Go4theGoal Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).
According to Ed Richardson, NJEA Human Resources Manager, “The fight against cancer is all too real in the lives of so many New Jerseyans, and that struggle can be even more difficult when the victim is a child. That’s why NJEA has partnered with Go4theGoal, a nonprofit organization based in New Jersey, which is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer.”
As part of this partnership, NJEA is participating in Go4theGoal’s National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day on Thursday, September 27th. To join in this effort, NJEA members may make a tax-deductible contribution of at least $5.00 to Go4theGoal and wear jeans to work that day. Members were also encouraged to enlist their students and school administrations to find creative ways for their schools participate as well.
In an article published in the September 2012 issue of NJEA Review, “Help Your Students Help Others,” Beth Stefanacci, Founder and Executive Director at Go4theGoal said, “When students and educators support G4G, they are actually helping kids who are battling cancer within their communities.”
One hundred-percent (100%) of the proceeds raised by NJEA on National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day will benefit pediatric cancer patients in New Jersey.
“We are grateful to Dawn Hiltner and Ed Richardson for bringing Go4theGoal to the attention of the NJEA and its members. Going forward, the support of NJEA will be an important part Go4theGoal’s efforts to support pediatric cancer patients and their families right here in New Jersey,” added Stefanacci.
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. 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 state-of-the-art electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 40 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500,000 in innovative pediatric cancer research. Go4theGoal.org.
ABOUT NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) is a diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in New Jersey. The mission of the New Jersey Education Association is to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members, and promote a quality system of public education for all students. NJEA.org.
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