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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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 Valerie Fund - Events Recap

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/17/18

The Valerie Fund's events have been in full swing since the summer. Starting with The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run on June 9th, the organization has hosted three golf outings, a color run, a karaoke media event, and wrapped up with The Valerie Fund 5K Run & Walk, presented by World Subaru at the beginning of October.

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Topics: Non-profit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, Charity, pediatric, cancer, 5k, awareness, walk, walkathon, sponsors, run, events, community events, new jersey, fundraising, nonprofit, world subaru, volunteer, give back, patients

The 4th Annual Rook Run (and walk)

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/26/17

The 4th Annual 5K Rook Run (and walk) hosted over 3,000 walkers and runners on Sunday, October 8th in Long Branch, NJ at the Great Lawn Amphitheatre. Despite the soggy weather, supporters came out for a day of food and fun and to raise awareness for children with cancer and blood disorders.

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Topics: Non-profit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, pediatric, childhood cancer, sickle cell, 5k, walk, oncology, events, rook, rook coffee, new jersey, fundraising, nonprofit, raffle, world subaru, subaru, 2018 subaru forrester

The Valerie Fund's partnership with World Subaru

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
07/26/17


The 4th Annual Rook Run (and walk) will be held on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 on the Long Branch boardwalk.

The high energy community event benefits children in our area battling cancer and blood disorders and has already raised over $500,000 to date. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Lead Sponsor World Subaru, a raffle drawing has been added this year and a 2018 Subaru Forester SUV will be given away to one lucky ticket holder on October 8th. 

Joe Wajda, Executive Manager of the Tinton Falls dealership decided to step up World Subaru's charitable efforts at the Rook Run (and walk) after seeing firsthand the top notch care patients were receiving at The Valerie Fund Children's Center located within Monmouth Medical Center.

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Topics: Non-profit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, Charity, childhood cancer, 5k, walk, walkathon, sponsors, oncology, run, events, rook, rook coffee, new jersey, fundraising, raffle, world subaru

The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/28/17

The 2017 Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run was a wonderful success! On Saturday, June 10th, 4,500 people joined us at Essex County's Verona Park for a day of remembrance, hope and strength. 

New supporters of the event this year included samples from Yasso frozen yogurt, Philly Pretzel Factory, and a visit from the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) mobile art studio. Long time supporters and WCBS-TV's very own John Elliot and Vanessa Murdock conducted live interviews with Valerie Fund patients. 

Earlier on CBS Sunday Morning, Communications Director, Bunny Flanders, and Valerie Fund patient, Matthew, promoted the Walk and The Valerie Fund's mission to the station's vast audience. Gallant Entertainment returned this year for a crowd-pumping drumline performance at the start of the Walk. 

 

 


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Topics: Blood Disorders, Charity, childhood cancer, 5k, verona, walk, walkathon, sponsors, run, new jersey, 40 years, fundraising, nonprofit

The 3rd Annual Rook Run 5K

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
08/25/16

World Subaru presents The 3rd Annual Rook 5K Run on Sunday, September 25th. Fundraising goal of $250,000 to benefit The Valerie Fund. 

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 Long Branch, N.J., August 22, 2016 - Nearly 1,500 runners have already signed up to participate in the 3rd Annual Rook Run and the field is expected to grow to over 3,000 by the time the starter gun goes off at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 25th. More than 150 volunteers and hundreds of supporters will be on hand to watch the USATF certified 5K Run at the start and finish lines along the Long Branch boardwalk adjacent to the Great Lawn Amphitheatre, 10 Ocean Avenue. 

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Topics: Blood Disorders, childhood cancer, 5k, community events, rook, rook coffee, fundraising

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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