Philly's PECO Building's Crown Lights Runs Go4theGoal's National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day Message 9/22-24
9/27...One Day, One Dollar, One Goal...Curing Pediatric Cancer
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is September and Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation has found yet another creative way to help raise awareness for children who are battling cancer.
On September 4-6 and 22-24, the scrolling marquee atop PECO’s Main Office Building in Philadelphia – also known as the PECO Crown Lights – will scroll Go4theGoal’s National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day message, “One Day, One Dollar, One Goal…Curing Pediatric Cancer” in recognition of its September 27thNational Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day (ND4PCD).
On September 27th, schools, businesses and organizations across the country will join Go4theGoal’s effort to raise much needed awareness and financial support for pediatric cancer patients, their families, pediatric oncology units and research by taking part in National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day.
“The concept is a simple one,” says Beth Stefanacci, Go4theGoal’s Executive Director, “on September 27th, each participant will donate $1.00 to ‘dress’ in their own way to unite with their classmates, friends, family or coworkers to show their support for children affected by cancer.” The funds raised will be used to support pediatric cancer patients and their families within the communities where they are raised.
The scrolling marquis will reach tens of thousands of people during its six-day run. “Our goal is to raise $100,000 on September 27th, and having our message atop the PECO Building will help broadcast ND4PCD to a very large audience,” added Stefanacci. “We are grateful to PECO for this opportunity.”
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.