LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College's men's and women's basketball teams are joining together to raise money for Go4theGoal, an organization dedicated to raising support in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Moccasins will join other teams from around the country by wearing gold shoe laces during Wednesday's doubleheader with Embry-Riddle, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with the women's game.
In addition, the FSC women's basketball team is encouraging fans to donate to Go4theGoal by clicking HERE. This week's initiative is part of Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, a year-long effort by high school and college athletic teams around the nation to raise funs for Go4theGoal. To date, more than $200,000 has been raised by teams all around the country.
Our unwavering mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes. Through our first-hand experience with pediatric cancer and our medical background, Go4theGoal provides the best practices to patients, their families, and the hospitals and staff that care for them.
Go4theGoal was founded in 2006 only weeks after Richard Stefanacci was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. After a yearlong battle, Richard lost his fight with cancer just a few months shy of his 15th birthday.
Though Richard lost his battle, Go4theGoal's determination to continue our mission remained and was only strengthened when his cousin Blake was diagnosed with another rare cancer, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, on March 11, 2010. Blake bravely fought her cancer and is now a 7-year survivor enjoying all the normal thrills of being a teenage girl!
for more information, visit www.Go4theGoal.org.