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'Courage Bracelets' Donated To Sick Children At HackensackUMC

Radical Wellness and Go4theGoal have joined forces to bring "Courage Bracelets," a new product from Radical Wellness, to kids battling cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Radical Wellness and Go4theGoal have joined forces to bring "Courage Bracelets," a new product from Radical Wellness, to kids battling cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center. Photo Credit: Carina Trenka

HACKENSACK, N.J. –Radical Wellness and Go4theGoal have joined forces to bring "Courage Bracelets," a new product from Radical Wellness, to kids battling cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center.

The designer of these bracelets, Francelio De Paula, grew up with crystals and knows agate and lava stones have been shown to generate a sense of peace, courage and relaxation for the wearer, which sparked the idea of gifting them to children fighting illness.

“We created the Radical Wellness Joy Fund to allow us to donate products to various local organizations,” said Jimmy Alfonso Benito, co-creator of Radical Wellness. “Who we work with is very important to us, so we were very pleased to be introduced to Go4theGoal. After a brief conversation, we knew we found a perfect organization to team up with. Their excellent reach into the lives of children battling cancer is what we’ve been looking for, as they put the true needs of the children and families first.”

The bracelets will be given to kids battling cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center through Go4theGoal’s Kart 4 Kids program. The kart is a three-tiered mobile cart stocked with toys, activities, snacks and other items intended to bring smiles to patients.

“The Kart 4 Kids is the perfect way to introduce this unique new product to the patients and families we serve,” said Beth Stefanacci, Go4theGoal’s executive director. “Our goal as an organization has always been to give families battling pediatric cancers the resources they need to get through their journey with as much dignity and normalcy as possible. We’re thrilled to offer the 'Courage Bracelets' to HUMC and hope to be able to expand in the future and offer them to more of our Kart 4 Kids in other locations.”

The Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. It supports two national campaigns that offer schools, businesses, and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and support for kids battling cancer. Go4theGoal provides children undergoing treatment and their families with financial assistance, pays for hospital-based programs and grants special wishes.

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