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Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation Funds $100,000.00 Research Grant to Dr. Allison O'Neill at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

MERCHANTVILLE, N.J., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Go4theGoal announces their first research grant of 2013 has been awarded to Dr. Allison O'Neill at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the amount of $100,000.00. This grant will help further Dr. O'Neill's research for finding a targeted therapy to treat Ewing's Sarcoma.

"It is an honor to bestow this award to Dr. Allison O'Neill on behalf of Go4theGoal. She represents the best and brightest of research scientists working to find cures for pediatric cancers by advancing knowledge in breakthrough therapies and diagnosis", said Dr. Andrew Mulberg, Director of Go4theGoal's Medical Advisory Board.

"We are delighted to begin this new and fruitful partnership with the Go 4 the Goal Foundation as we expound on previous studies utilizing a targeted approach to enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Ewing Sarcoma," said Dr. Allison O'Neill, pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber. "If successful, this project may deliver therapy directly to sites of disease, spare patients from systemic toxicity, and improve the long-term survival for patients with metastatic disease."

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. 2012 was a very exciting year at Go4theGoal Foundation, whose two national campaigns, National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day™ and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer™, gave hundreds of schools, businesses and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for patients in their communities and earned Go4theGoal the honor of "Top Rated Non-Profit of 2012" by Great Nonprofits. 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 60 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500,000 in innovative pediatric cancer research. Go4theGoal.org

Contact: Carina Trenka
Tel: (856) 701-3877
Email: carinatrenka@go4thegoal.org

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