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.

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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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The Valerie Fund Blog

The New Year

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

Meet Olivia

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

The Valerie Fund - Events Recap

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

Valerie Fund Dietitian at Morristown Medical Center

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The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Morristown Medical Center’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital is pleased to have a Dietitian on their medical staff. A Dietitian not only helps to contribute to a patient’s overall health, but their family's as well. This falls in line with The Valerie Fund’s mission: to treat a patient medically, emotionally, socially and developmentally.

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Topics: patients, oncology, awareness, side effects, education, Non-profit, nonprofit, childhood cancer, advocate, new jersey, centers, caregivers, pediatric, cancer, Blood Disorders, nutrition, dietitian

Our Volunteers 

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Volunteering is a large part of the community driven-action that is so important in keeping a nonprofit organization vital. At The Valerie Fund, there are a variety of opportunities for those interested in giving back. These volunteer profiles illustrate that there are many ways to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer and blood disorders. 

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Topics: volunteer, volunteers, advocate, give back, nonprofit, Non-profit, childhood cancer, pediatric, Pediatric Cancer, fundraising, new jersey, awareness, cancer, Charity

What's New at The Valerie Fund: A New Website & the Expansion of Educational Liaison Services 

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New Website

In keeping pace with the way people interact with and donate to their favorite causes, The Valerie Fund launched a new website in November. Many hours of preparation were dedicated to making navigation easier for the new and returning donors and for accessing resources available to Valerie Fund patients and their families. The new Valerie Fund homepage promotes all the good work our organization does and includes links to download applications for Camp Happy Times and The Valerie Fund Scholarships. 

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Topics: nonprofit, fundraising, new jersey, centers, awareness, scholarship, scholarship program, education, website, educational liaison, cancer, pediatric, social worker, Non-profit, Charity, Blood Disorders, Pediatric Cancer, childhood cancer

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: camp happy times, Non-profit, Blood Disorders, Pediatric Cancer, Charity, camp, cancer

Sue and Ed Goldstein: New Jersey Hall of Fame Unsung Heroes Class of 2016

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The Valerie Fund is proud to announce that Sue and Ed Goldstein will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The determined efforts of the Goldsteins over the last four decades have resulted in access to compassionate care for thousands of children in New Jersey battling cancer and blood disorders. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 7th in Asbury Park.

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Topics: 40 years, awareness, Charity, Founders, new jersey, nonprofit, Pediatric Cancer, cancer, Blood Disorders, community events, education

Inside Our Centers: St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

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For the first time in seventeen years, a new Valerie Fund Children's Center has opened at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, NJ. The Passaic County-based outpatient facility neighbors the northern New Jersey counties of Morris and Essex where several other Valerie Fund Centers are located. 

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology division at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital was established in 1996, and treats a diverse population of patients. Much like the population treated at The Valerie Fund's Newark Beth Israel Center, English is not the primary language of patients and their families. At St. Joseph's Center, 60% are Spanish speaking and 10% speak Arabic. 

The Valerie Fund immediately enhanced the existing core services at St. Joseph's, their social work and child life programs and hired a psychologist, educational liaison and financial specialist. This team is led by Dr. Jill Menell, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Bill Copeck, Nurse Manager.  

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Topics: cancer, awareness, sickle cell, caregivers, oncology, centers, pediatric, child life, Pediatric Cancer, new jersey, nonprofit, Blood Disorders, educational liaison, social worker

Inside Our Centers: New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is renowned for its pediatric healthcare services, and is currently home to the only Valerie Fund Children's Center outside the state of New Jersey. According to U.S. News & World Report, New York-Presbyterian consistently makes the magazine's Honor Roll as one of the best hosptials in the nation. The hospital's pediatric hematology-oncology department is led by Dr. Julia Glade-Bender alongside a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, educational liaisons, child life specialists and social workers. Dr. Marie Barnett recently joined The Valerie Fund family as the Center's psychologist. 

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Topics: cancer, awareness, social worker, sickle cell, caregivers, oncology, centers, pediatric, child life, new jersey, nonprofit, childhood cancer, Blood Disorders

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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