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.


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


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


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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 While Shopping

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/27/20

One of the positives to come out of 2020 (yes, there were actually some good things this year!) is that many people realized how their every day actions can help the people around them. Small things you do can have a large impact on your community and help those around you. Let's take a look at some of the ways that doing what you would normally do anyway in the next few weeks can help the kids of The Valerie Fund!

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Topics: fundraising, amazon smile, burger king

Thankful for Our Healthcare Heroes

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/23/20

Thanksgiving is an important time of year. We are reminded to slow down and focus on what we are thankful for and the blessings that have come our way. For our Valerie Fund families, the healthcare professionals who treat their children are at the top of these lists. At the recent Thanksgiving Ball Gala, we honored our Healthcare Heroes by spotlighting individuals from the different disciplines we provide in our Valerie Fund's Children's Centers. 

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Topics: psychologists, caregivers, centers, Center Staff, thanksgiving ball gala, doctors

Meet the 2020 Ambassadors: Part Two

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/16/20

The 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala is coming up on November 20th and we can't wait. Each year, The Valerie Fund chooses a group of ambassadors to represent the wide array of patients receiving treatment at one of our seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers. These ambassadors tell their stories of courage and perseverance to the attendees of the Thanksgiving Ball Gala.

Join us as we take a look at the second group of ambassadors who will be showcasing what being a Valerie Fund kid is all about.

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Topics: ambassadors, patients, thanksgiving ball gala

Meet the 2020 Ambassadors: Part One

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/09/20

The 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala is coming up on November 20th and we can't wait. Each year, The Valerie Fund chooses a group of ambassadors to represent the wide array of patients receiving treatment at one of our seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers. These ambassadors tell their stories of courage and perseverance to the attendees of the Thanksgiving Ball Gala.

Join us as we take a look at the first group of ambassadors who will be showcasing what being a Valerie Fund kid is all about.

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Topics: ambassadors, patients, thanksgiving ball gala

CAREoke for the Kids Goes Virtual

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/05/20

Our annual CAREoke for the Kids brings together NYC's media industry for a karaoke competition to support kids battling cancer and blood disorders. 2020 changed things up as we went virtual for the first time.

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Topics: events, careoke

The Virtual Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/08/20

On October 3rd, hundreds of Valerie Fund patients, families, and supporters came together virtually because we could not come together in person in Verona Park. COVID-19 was not going to stop The Valerie Fund Community, however, and The Virtual Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K was both a first and a great success!

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Topics: 5k, walkathon, run, Virtual Walk & Run

A Look Back at the First Virtual Camp Happy Times

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/24/20

Like many aspects of 2020, Camp Happy Times looked very different this year. For the first time in its 37 year history, Camp Happy Times made the jump to virtual so that the kids of The Valerie Fund could still come together, see their friends, and experience as much of the camp life as possible. 

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Topics: camp happy times

A Spotlight on Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/16/20

September is National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month and we would like to share the stories of four truly astonishing children and young adults. They are all Valerie Fund kids and have been treated at a Valerie Fund Children's Center near them. Please read their stories and learn why The Valerie Fund is proud of its role supporting children fighting complex medical problems.

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Topics: Blood Disorders, sickle cell, national sickle cell awareness month

National Children's Cancer Awareness Month & National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/08/20

September is a very important month for The Valerie Fund. In the United States, September has been designated both National Children's Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The healthcare heroes of The Valerie Fund Children's Centers are dedicated to supporting the children who battle both pediatric cancer and blood disorders so we want to share a little bit more about these two special designations as well as what we can all do during this time to maximize the support for our kids. 

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Topics: walkathon, national childhood cancer awareness month, national sickle cell awareness month

You don't have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist!

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
08/31/20

What if the largest gift you ever make to The Valerie Fund costs you absolutely nothing during your lifetime? It’s easier than you think. You simply include a designation for The Valerie Fund in your will. 

In fact, if you don’t have a will you can create a legal, confidential will for free right from this page through a partnership The Valerie Fund has with FreeWill.

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Topics: Philantrophy, nonprofit, give back, 2020

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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