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 Blog

National Family Caregivers Month

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/18/19

We celebrate many things in November each year and none are more important or powerful than our own families. No matter who you consider family or what yours may look like, your family is the backbone of your life and the people most likely to be there for you when you need it most. 

November is also National Family Caregiver Month and it is our absolute honor to spend a few minutes discussing the importance of family caregivers when it comes to our heroes of The Valerie Fund. 

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Topics: moms, caregivers, patients

"Healing Vibes" by Joyce: A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/17/19

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the this month's Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Joyce's playlist, "Healing Vibes."

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Topics: sickle cell, patients, TVF Playlist

Back to School Tips for Kids with Sickle Cell Disease

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
09/03/19

The month of September means two things: it is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and it's time for back to school!

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Topics: Blood Disorders, moms, sickle cell, awareness, hematology, patients

What is integrative medicine and why is it critical for the care of pediatric cancer and blood disorders?

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
08/26/19

There are so many new words and phrases that a family must learn when they begin a journey through pediatric cancer or blood disorders and it can be difficult to keep track of what they all mean. In the coming months we will try to explain what some of these concepts and practices are and hope it can help make this process just a little bit easier. 

We are starting with a discipline that encompasses many tools and practices under one umbrella. Continue reading to learn why integrative medicine can make a difference when battling pediatric cancer or blood disorders. 

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Topics: integrative medicine, Blood Disorders, cancer, caregivers, hematology, oncology, centers, science, patients, Center Staff

Getting the Most Out of Summer Even With Sickle Cell

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
07/15/19

Summer should be about fun and having a good time for kids. They get a break from their routine and schoolwork and can finally relax - enjoy being a kid! However, for those kids battling sickle cell disease, summer brings with it certain risks. We want to share some tips on how to maximize your child's summer enjoyment without risking their health, a possible pain episode, or injury. 

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Topics: moms, sickle cell, caregivers, hematology, patients, nutrition

"Fight Like A Girl" by Charlotte: A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
07/08/19

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the this month's Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Charlotte's playlist, "Fight Like a Girl."

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Topics: patients, TVF Playlist

"En Route to the Hospital" by Olivia: A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/27/19

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the this month's Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Olivia's playlist, "En Route to the Hospital."

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Topics: patients, TVF Playlist

"When In Doubt, Sing It Out" by Iesha : A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/20/19

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we will bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the first ever Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Iesha's playlist, "When In Doubt, Sing It Out."

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Topics: patients, TVF Playlist

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

Welcome to Grace's House

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/11/19

The Valerie Fund invites you to Grace's House, a Valerie Fund Designer Show House.

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Topics: moms, fundraising, art, volunteer, give back, patients, grace's house

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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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