Our annual CAREoke for the Kids brings together NYC's media industry for a karaoke competition to support kids battling cancer and blood disorders. 2020 changed things up as we went virtual for the first time.
On February 27th, friends and supporters of The Valerie Fund came together at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City's Columbus Circle. They came to get a deeper understanding of what The Valerie Fund provides to its families as well as to pledge their support for the coming year. Let's take a look at the 9th Annual Taste of Giving and enjoy a gallery of photos from the evening.
A new year (and decade!) brings with it a bounty of opportunities and we are excited for the year to come. 2019 was a great success for The Valerie Fund (you can see what happened in 2019 by clicking here) and we are hoping to be able to support more programs for our kids in 2020. We have already begun planning our fundraising events for the year so let's take a look at where you'll be able to find The Valerie Fund in 2020.
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.
Community events are an integral part of The Valerie Fund's ability to support families dealing with pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Support from friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors not only result in increased fundraising but also in an outpouring of personal and emotional support. Keep reading to learn about some of our upcoming community events!
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.
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.
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.
The Valerie Fund's Thanksgiving Ball Gala has been the highlight of the organization's fall/winter fundraising season and after 26 years, a change in venue set the tone for an all-out effort to dazzle guests. Close to 350 guests came to the beautiful facility, The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ and soon realized they were a part of the most memorable evening to date! Towering autumn centerpieces filled the tables in the massive ballroom. But the room couldn't contain the enthusiasm and generosity of the guests in response to the honoree speeches and interactions with our patient ambassadors.
Before the lineup of speakers took to the podium Valerie Fund patient, Olivia introduced the evening's 15 ambassadors. Ranging in age from six to 19, each current or former Valerie Fund patient spoke a little bit about themselves and mingled with guests in the ballroom.
Pat Tully, the Gala's auctioneer, rallied the crowd during the evening's live auction which featured tickets to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway plus a signed guitar, and dinner for ten in the private dining room of the esteemed L'Artusi restaurant in New York City. Close to $600,000 was raised --- the second largest fundraising total in the Ball's history!
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