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Chicago to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer on Saturday

Chicago to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer on Saturday

From University of Chicago Athletics

The University of Chicago football team will be Going Gold during their home game on Saturday, Sept. 17 against Millsaps College at 1:00 PM to help in the fight against childhood cancer – the number one cause of death by disease in children.

The Maroons will wear gold shoe laces as part of Go4theGoal's Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® initiative for the second year in-a-row. Money generated from UChicago's gold lace sales, plus any additional donations received, will support kids battling cancer at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.

"The University of Chicago football program is honored once again to team up with Go4theGoal." said UChicago Assistant Football Coach Luke Cutkomp. "We are humbled to have a part in raising awareness and funds to help children with cancer."

"We're very glad to have University of Chicago football back on board this fall," said Go4theGoal Athletics Coordinator Nick Kelleher. "We're excited to be working with the Maroons to help create awareness for pediatric cancer, and to let kids in Chicago battling this horrible disease know that they are not fighting alone."

To support the University of Chicago football program in their fight against childhood cancer, please consider purchasing gold laces or making a donation at

About Go4theGoal Foundation: Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest son Richard was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. In 2011, Go4theGoal launched two national campaigns, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer. These campaigns give schools, businesses and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for kids battling cancer. 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 across the country. Since 2007, Go4theGoal has funded nearly $1,000,000 in research. For the past three consecutive years, Go4theGoal has earned the honor of "Top Rated Non-Profit" by Great Nonprofits.