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Seton Hall Basketball Squads Lace Up For Pediatric Cancer


SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - At the Seton Hall University men's basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Pirates as well as the visiting New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders wore neon yellow shoe laces to support the Go4theGoal Foundation and raise awareness for pediatric cancer.

Seton Hall student-athletes canvassed the Prudential Center to raise awareness and sell the yellow laces, raising more than $1,000 to directly support Go4theGoal programs.

The Seton Hall women's basketball team and the University of Connecticut Huskies will sport the neon yellow laces when they square off at the historic Walsh Gymnasium on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Fans can support Go4theGoal's Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer campaign by picking up a pair of NEON yellow shoelaces during the game from the G4G table on the concourse.

Go4theGoal Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci soon after Richard, their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma.

During the early stages of Richard's treatment, it became evident to the Stefanacci's that a disproportionate number of children and their families affected by childhood cancer do not have the emotional, financial and logistical support needed to battle the many challenges they now faced, and within weeks of their son's diagnosis, the Go4theGoal Foundation became a reality and its mission to provide support for kids battling cancer began.

With ongoing fundraising events such their "Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer" campaign, and their annual National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day held on September 27th, G4G remains dedicated to providing support to children and their families affected by cancer with the ultimate goal of curing pediatric cancer by funding research so that all children can grow up healthy.

For more information about Go4theGoal, visit their website at www.go4thegoal.org.