PHILADELPHIA UNION CHOOSES GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION AS ITS LEAD CHARITY ON PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 20TH AT PPL PARK

Union Players will Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer and wear G4G’s gold shoelaces during the game

SEPTEMBER 6, 2012– Merchantville, NJ: For the second consecutive year, Major League Soccer team Philadelphia Union have chosen Go4theGoal Foundation (G4G) as its lead charity on Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park on September 20th.  

As part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night, the Union players will join Go4theGoal’s Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer campaign by wearing G4G gold shoelaces. The game, vs. DC United begins at 8:00 PM.

Go4theGoal has secured 150 tickets to the match, proceeds which will benefit children affected by cancer in the Philadelphia area. Tickets are $30.00 for adults; $25.00 for students and children. Contact Carina Trenka, carinatrenka@go4thegoal.org at Go4theGoal for more information or to purchase these tickets.

"Pediatric cancer is one of the most insidious and heartbreaking illnesses. We are proud and very committed towards supporting Go4theGoal and partnering with them to fight pediatric cancer in every way possible," said Nick Sakiewicz, Philadelphia Union’s Chief Executive Officer & Operating Partner.

It is suggested that fans arrive early at PPL Park to visit the Go4theGoal tent in Toyota plaza, which will have giveaways and information about their foundation and its many diverse programs, prior to the start of the game.

For information or directions to PPL Park, click here.

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.

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Contact: Randy Pickus
Email: randypickus@go4thegoal.org
Tel: (508) 269-8795

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Go4theGoal Foundation (www.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.

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