Go4theGoal Funds Renovation of Two Pediatric Oncology Comfort Care Suites at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Together with funds raised from Richard’s Run 5K San Francisco in September 2010 and funds raised privately, Go4theGoal Foundation has funded renovations to two Comfort Care Suites at University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Comfy sleeper-sofas, cheerful wall murals and furnishings now adorn these family-friendly, private rooms, which are reserved for pediatric oncology patients and their families at different critical points during the various stages of illness, including end-of-life care.
“With help from Go4TheGoal, not only were we able to update two of our Comfort Care suites but more importantly, we were able to give our patients and their families a more comfortable, warm and private environment to be together during a very stressful time while at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.” said Robin Kramer, Co-Director and Coordinator, Compass Care Program at UCSF.
Richard’s Run 5K San Francisco attracted over 100 participants, including a number of doctors and other staff members from UCSF’s pediatric oncology unit. According to Beth Stefanacci, Founder and Executive Director at Go4theGoal says, “We were thrilled when we received the grant request from UCSF in 2011 to fund the renovation of the two palliative care suites at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. It was the perfect project for Go4theGoal to support, as it is our policy to keep funds raised within the community that raises them.”
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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