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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"When In Doubt, Sing It Out" by Iesha : A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/20/19

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we will bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the first ever Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Iesha's playlist, "When In Doubt, Sing It Out."

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Topics: patients, TVF Playlist

Grace's House: Designer Spotlight #2

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/15/19

We have shared the story of Grace’s House here before (Need to catch up? Check out previous Grace’s House entries here and here) but this incredible endeavor would not have been possible without the talent, inspiration, and dedication of the designers who transformed a portion of Grace’s House.

We would like to take a moment to spotlight some of these wonderful designers and to learn what inspired them to participate in Grace’s House, a Valerie Fund Show House.

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Grace's House: Designer Spotlight #1

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/06/19

We have shared the story of Grace’s House here before (Need to catch up? Check out previous Grace’s House entries here and here) but this incredible endeavor would not have been possible without the talent, inspiration, and dedication of the designers who each transformed a portion of Grace’s House.

We would like to take a moment to spotlight some of these wonderful designers and to learn what inspired them to participate in Grace’s House, a Valerie Fund Show House.

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Topics: grace's house

Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/01/19

The Valerie Fund could not exist without a network of dedicated, talented, and absolutely incredible volunteers who give their time to help support a cause that is important to them. April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and as we look back, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the people who help make the organization run.

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Topics: 5k, walk, run, events, world subaru, volunteer, volunteers, give back, grace's house

Grace’s House: A History of Perseverance and Family

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/22/19

At first glance, the town of Plainfield, NJ appears to be just like many of the municipalities that make up the Garden State but take a closer look and you’ll find a rich history of industry, music, affluence, and even the American Revolution. In April 2019, another chapter of Plainfield’s history is written as The Valerie Fund opens the doors to Grace’s House, a designer show house to benefit expanded care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

We previewed Grace’s House in a blog post two weeks ago and you can refresh your memory by clicking here. Today we would like to share the story of this 150 year-old home is so special.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/16/19

The Avengers may be hitting theaters again this year but it is important to remember that #NotAllHeroesWearCapes! Let's take a look at how we can all help our super heroes. 

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Topics: 5k, verona, walk, walkathon, run, events, new jersey, fundraising, volunteer, patients

Welcome to Grace's House

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/11/19

The Valerie Fund invites you to Grace's House, a Valerie Fund Designer Show House.

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Topics: moms, fundraising, art, volunteer, give back, patients, grace's house

The New Year

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
01/15/19

Valerie Fund patient, Olivia’s story continues in this blog post. 

 

2019 is here and I don't really know how to feel about it.

You see, on New Year’s Day of 2018, I was a newly diagnosed cancer patient. I had just underwent surgery, a bone marrow biopsy, several different scans, and was barely conscious from all of the pain medication pumping into my body. I was about to embark on nine months of agonizing treatment, both physically and emotionally. Although most of my memory from those first few days is very hazy; what I can vividly recall is sobbing over the fact that I just didn’t want to do it.  

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Topics: Non-profit, education, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, pediatric, cancer, childhood cancer, awareness, oncology, new jersey, nonprofit, advocate, patients

25 Valerie Fund Named 2018-19 Scholars Meet and Share Experiences

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
01/10/19

Valerie Fund scholarship donors, board members, staff and parents recognized 25 of the 36 named scholarship recipients at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, NJ on January 3, 2019. In total, 93 former and current Valerie Fund patients were awarded scholarships for the 2018 - 2019 academic year totaling $430,000 in scholarship money to attend college and universities, from local community colleges and vocational programs, to Ivy Leagues, nursing, and medical school.

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Topics: education, childhood cancer, sickle cell, scholarship, awareness, scholarship program, hematology, oncology, survivor, new jersey, fundraising, nonprofit

Meet Olivia

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
12/20/18

When a 17-year-old girl receives a cancer diagnosis, she experiences a tremendous loss. A loss of such enormous magnitude that she can’t even comprehend all it is that she’s losing.

A year ago, that girl was me.

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Topics: Non-profit, education, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, pediatric, cancer, childhood cancer, awareness, oncology, new jersey, nonprofit, advocate, patients

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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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