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Go4theGoal Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. We are also involved with helping children and their families affected by pediatric cancer. We began our foundation in May of 2006, when our son, Richard, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. At this time, we saw the great need that existed for research in this field, as well as social support for patients and their families.
Research Funding At this time, our research funding is going to Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, MD and his team of researchers at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, who are dedicated to finding a cure for Ewing's Sarcoma. Besides the cutting edge research happening in his lab, we were inspired by Dr. Toretsky's personal dedication since his first patient was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 1981. He has also been affiliated with the National Cancer Institute and the University of Maryland. Social Giving In our mission to help pediatric cancer patients and their families, we are able to provide financial assistance for day to day expenses as well as special requests. Annual holiday gift baskets are given to pediatric cancer patients at area hospitals, including Hackensack University Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia, Seattle Children's Hospital and the Georgetown's Pediatric Oncology Unit. We have partnered with Companions in Courage to build a Lion's Den at CHOP and Dream Street, a camp for young adults who are dealing with life threatening illnesses. We also work with local schools developing volunteer programs for community service projects. Since Richard's death in June 2007, the Go4theGoal Foundation has increased our efforts towards accomplishing our goals. Along with your support, we can achieve these goals and our dream of finding a cure for Ewing's and other sarcomas.
- Charla Lewis
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