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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The Valerie Fund Blog

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

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
03/23/20

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

Team Captains' Kick-Off

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
03/10/20

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

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
03/02/20

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

Why Being A Team Captain Is Important

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
01/27/20

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

Looking Back at 2019

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
12/17/19

2019 was quite a year here at The Valerie Fund! Before we dive headfirst into the new year (and new decade!), we wanted to take a look back at the events of 2019. Join us to reminisce on some good times and catch up on some special fundraisers you may have missed!

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Topics: camp happy times, 5k, awareness, walk

The Valerie Fund's Photos from the Shore

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/17/19

Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 13th for the Monmouth Medical Center Valerie Fund 5K Run & Walk!

Friends, families, and supporters of The Valerie Fund Center at Monmouth Medical Center's Unterberg Children's Hospital came together to show how impactful a group of people can be. Please enjoy a small collection of some of our favorite moments from the day and you can see all of the photos from the day below. 

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Topics: 5k, walk, walkathon, events, fundraising, world subaru, monmouth medical center

Have You Heard About the Exciting New Addition to Our Monmouth Walk & 5K?

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
08/06/19

Our 5K and Walk in Long Branch is coming up on October 13th and we could not be more excited! Supporting The Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, we are supported by the amazing people at World Subaru for this inspiring seaside event.

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Topics: 5k, walk, fundraising, nonprofit, raffle, world subaru, subaru

A Look at the 2019 The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/18/19

Thank you to everyone who came out on June 8th for the 2019 Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K! We had a truly remarkable day in Verona Park filled with fun, fundraising, and a deep sense of community. Please enjoy a small collection of some of our favorite moments from the day and you can see the full collection of photos from the day below. 

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Topics: 5k, verona, walk, walkathon, events, fundraising

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

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

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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