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.

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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The Valerie Fund Blog

Looking Back at 2019

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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

Take the Hogwarts Express to Camp Happy Times!

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Get your wands at the ready, kids. The Valerie Fund is about to be visited by the Hogwarts Express this summer as we enter the Wizarding World of Camp Happy Times! 

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Topics: camp happy times, camp, oncology

Meet the 2017 Ambassadors: Part 2

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Our blog series continues with excerpts from the 2017 Ambassador's profiles that will be in attendance at The Thanksgiving Ball Gala this Friday, November 17th. 

Gavin, age 7

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Topics: Non-profit, education, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, pediatric, camp happy times, childhood cancer, caregivers, events, new jersey, nonprofit, ambassadors

Camp Happy Times

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Since 1983, The Valerie Fund's Camp Happy Times has been hosting children whose lives have been affected by a devastating diagnosis of cancer. Any child who has or has had cancer is eligible to attend the one week overnight camp located in Tyler Hill, PA. 
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Topics: Non-profit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, Charity, cancer, camp happy times, camp

Morgan Stanley Rec Day 2017

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On Sunday, May 21st, almost 400 Valerie Fund patients, their parents and sibilings attended this year's Morgan Stanley Recreation Day at Funplex in East Hanover, NJ. "Rec Day" is a day of fun activties for Valerie Fund patients and their families. The Morgan Stanley fundraising campaign supports two fantastic Valerie Fund activities: Rec Day and Camp Happy Times. Rec Day gives Morgan Stanley first and second year analysts the opportunity to meet and interact with the kids as they volunteer for the day.

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Topics: Non-profit, Blood Disorders, Charity, camp happy times, childhood cancer, awareness, events, community events, new jersey, 40 years, fundraising, nonprofit

Morgan Stanley: Celebrating 25 years with The Valerie Fund

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On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Morgan Stanley's annual Valerie Fund campaign to support Camp Happy Times kicked off at the firm's office in New York City. Former Valerie Fund patient, Sierra Spriggs, a three-time cancer survivor and Camp Happy Times veteran, shared her journey from her first diagnosis at age five until now. Sierra will graduate from Colombia University with her Masters in Social work this May.

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Topics: Blood Disorders, Charity, camp happy times, childhood cancer, awareness, philanthropy, events, community events, new jersey, 40 years, fundraising, nonprofit

Camp Happy Times: Helping Kids Be Kids

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“Mommy, I want to do normal things, like other kids…” 


When your child has cancer, there are no easy answers to this familiar and heart-wrenching refrain. The Valerie Fund has always known this, and in 1983, the organization took a giant step to give children with cancer at least one experience other kids have – going away to summer camp.


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Topics: Pediatric Cancer, camp happy times, camp

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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