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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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

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

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

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

Valerie Fund Dietitian at Morristown Medical Center

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/21/18

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

Valerie Fund Patients: Where They Are Now

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/06/18

The next series of blogs will feature former Valerie Fund patients and focus on “where they are now.” Their diagnoses varied – cancer of the blood, of the brain or bones, cancer in the nervous, lymphatic or immune system, and other rare childhood cancers or blood disorders. Post treatment, their educational goals and career paths have varied as well. Each survivor truly believes their experience made them stronger and shaped them into the person they are today.

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Topics: patients, survivor, oncology, awareness, scholarship, scholarship program, side effects, education, Non-profit, nonprofit, childhood cancer

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

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/14/18

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

ArtShines: A Gallery to Support Kids with Cancer

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
01/09/18

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Art will shine for critically ill children from our area Friday, February 2, 2018. ArtShines 2018, is a gallery event hosted by Radius Digital Science at their office in Montclair, New Jersey. Radius works with some of the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to provide education through scientific storytelling for healthcare professionals, caregivers, patients and their loved ones.

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Topics: Non-profit, childhood cancer, Pediatric Cancer, pediatric, Blood Disorders, art, science, Charity, new jersey, centers, community events, education, events, fundraising, nonprofit

Meet the 2017 Ambassadors: Part 3

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/22/17

The 26th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala was an entertaining and elegant evening. The ballroom dazzled with white roses and a soft golden glow. The evening’s honoree, Dr. Steven Halpern, delivered a moving speech that captivated the entire room. The event which featured a live and silent auction, raised almost $450,000 to date. The most inspiring part of the evening was when the ambassadors shared their experiences and educated guests about how The Valerie Fund has cared for and supported them and their families. Below are the final five profiles of the ambassadors who attended this year’s gala.  

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Topics: Non-profit, nonprofit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, education, pediatric, childhood cancer, caregivers, events, new jersey, ambassadors, The Hilton Short Hills

Meet the 2017 Ambassadors: Part 2

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/15/17

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, childhood cancer, caregivers, events, new jersey, nonprofit, ambassadors, camp happy times

Meet the 2017 Ambassadors: Part 1

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/02/17

The 26th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala will be held on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Hilton Short Hills. A special part of the night is the opportunity for guests to meet with current and former Valerie Fund patients both informally and at designated Learning Depots. Along with a caregiver from The Valerie Fund, our ambassadors will educate guests about all the services the organization has to offer. The interaction often turns personal as ambassadors share how a particular service was meaningful in their own journey of battling a life-threatening disease.

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

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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