When Valerie Goldstein lost her battle to cancer at the age of 9, her parents Ed and Sue vowed to help families in similar situations gain easier access to more customized care.

All About the Fund

The Valerie Fund supports comprehensive health care services focusing on psychosocial programs for children with cancer and blood disorders close to home.

About What We Do
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Your participation, time or financial gift ensures that children get everything they need to receive the most effective treatment.

Ways to Help
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Our unique blend of medical care and emotional counseling gives patients and their families the supportive environment they need during treatment and beyond.

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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976

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How Surviving Pediatric Cancer Built Pandemic Resiliency

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Susan Yarad is a Valerie Fund mom who knows about handling stress and anxiety. She tells the story of her family's own battle with cancer and how the lessons learned might be the key to keeping steady during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Topics: 2020, #BecauseofValerie

Running a 5K? What to get rid of and what to keep!

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A few weeks ago we provided some tips and tricks from JAG-ONE Physical Therapy about how to safely start training for a 5K. With The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K coming up on June 13th, we're continuing our series with some advice on what to keep around - and what to get rid of - to keep your 5K training on track ... or treadmill or street. 

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Topics: 5k, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy

A Taste of Giving

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On February 27th, friends and supporters of The Valerie Fund came together at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City's Columbus Circle. They came to get a deeper understanding of what The Valerie Fund provides to its families as well as to pledge their support for the coming year. Let's take a look at the 9th Annual Taste of Giving and enjoy a gallery of photos from the evening. 

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Topics: events, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, taste of giving

Team Captains' Kick-Off

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On March 5th, team captains for The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy joined us at the JAG-ONE in Chatham, NJ for a Team Captains Kick-Off. If you weren't able to make it but still want the insider info and fundraising tips, keep reading!

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Topics: 5k, walk, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy, team captains

How to Prepare for a 5K

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Congratulations! You’ve just signed up for The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K run to be held on June 13th! With excitement and anticipation flowing through your veins, you just can’t wait to put on your best pair of running shoes and head over to the mercifully flat course surrounding and within beautiful Verona Park. Similar to how an athlete must train for the upcoming season, 5K participants must season their body so they’ll be able to complete the event in its entirety without getting hurt. If it’s your first time participating in a 5K, or you'd appreciate a little refresher, here’s what you’ll need to know to prepare for the big race.

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Topics: 5k, walk, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy

The Sue & Ed Goldstein Emergency Fund

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Valerie Fund Social Worker Stephanie Heasman of Morristown Medical Center has seen the power of timely and specially designated financial assistance. She says, “as social workers, we take pride in easing the burden of (a family’s) current situation to allow them to focus on caring for their child. Emergency funds have been crucial to our families, especially during the beginning weeks and months following diagnosis.”

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Topics: centers, patients, #BecauseofValerie, morristown medical center

Meet The Valerie Fund Staff: Randi Zamkotowicz

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The men and women of The Valerie Fund help raise the money that support the seven Children's Centers in hospitals across New Jersey, New York City, and metro Philadelphia. Our staff is responsible for working with donors and partners at all levels to fund the services of The Valerie Fund. Get better acquainted with some of the people you may already know and meet some of the new faces behind The Valerie Fund. 

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Topics: Non-profit, philanthropy, fundraising, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, Meet the Staff

The MAGIC of Survivorship

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Once a Valerie Fund kid, always a Valerie Fund kid. 

The Valerie Fund prides itself on our commitment to treat children battling cancer and this commitment does not end when the main medical treatment ends. There are many issues that continue to be a factor in a patient's life after treatment and we are proud to continue our relationship with these patients in an exciting program called MAGIC

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Topics: oncology, centers, patients

Teens Come Together for "Kids Ice Cancer"

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Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. Kids Ice Cancer was founded in 2019 by 16-year-old Andrew Low, who lost loved ones to cancer. Andrew, a sophomore at the Morristown-Beard School, wanted to combine his love of hockey with his desire to raise money for pediatric cancer charities. He recruited 40 kids from the North Jersey area to participate in the Kids Ice Cancer annual hockey game. In the few months leading up to the game, the players all raise money for pediatric cancer. This year, Kids Ice Cancers fundraising will go to The Valerie Fund and the All-Star Hockey Game will be on Friday, March 27th at 7:00 PM. The game will be held at the most thrilling new venue in New Jersey, American Dream.

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Topics: community events, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, Kids Ice Cancer

Why Being A Team Captain Is Important

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The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K on June 13th will be a powerful day for The Valerie Fund community. Patients, families, and friends from all over the area will come together in Essex County's Verona Park in Verona, NJ for a day of running, walking, eating, and sharing stories honoring the heroes, the brave children of The Valerie Fund. But did you know there is a very special group of people at the Walk who go above and beyond all year to ensure that we raise the most money possible for our Valerie Fund kids?

Learn what makes our Team Captains such a vital part of the Walk and how this year, The Valerie Fund will be giving them something special to recognize their efforts. 

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Topics: 5k, walk, run, fundraising, 2020, #BecauseofValerie

The Power of Giving

Learn more about the ways you can help. 

Join in the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders: donate, participate in an event, or volunteer your time. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically.


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