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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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

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

Meet the 2018 Ambassadors: Part 3

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/14/18

 Our blog series finishes with excerpts from the last set of 2018 Ambassador's profiles. A total of 16 ambassadors will represent The Valerie Fund at The Thanksgiving Ball Gala this Friday, November 16th. 

 

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Topics: patients, ambassadors, nonprofit, fundraising, oncology, new jersey, centers, hematology, awareness, childhood cancer, pediatric, sickle cell, Non-profit, Charity, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, advocate

Meet the 2018 Ambassadors: Part 2

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/02/18

In preparation for the Thanksgiving Ball Gala, at The Grove in Cedar Grove, the ambassadors met there a few weeks beforehand for the "Ambassador Orientation." They spent the evening filling out questionnaires, chatting, bonding, eating pizza, and touring the beautiful facility. Many parents of the younger ambassadors also joined the orientation.

An important part of the evening is always the medal ceremony. Each ambassador is awarded a special medal for his/her service to The Valerie Fund to be worn the night of the Gala. The ambassadors also have their picture taken to be featured in the Gala's program along with their handwritten excerpts.

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Topics: patients, ambassadors, nonprofit, fundraising, oncology, new jersey, centers, hematology, awareness, childhood cancer, pediatric, sickle cell, Non-profit, Charity, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, advocate

Meet the 2018 Ambassadors: Part 1

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/26/18

Friday, November 16, 2018 is our 27th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala. This year, the event will be held at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ, a new location for the first time in over two decades.

A tradition that will continue is inviting current and former Valerie Fund patients to be the evening's ambassadors. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the ambassadors both informally in the ballroom and at Learning Depots. Learning Depots allow Valerie Fund patients and caregivers to educate guests about all the services the organization has to offer.

This year's ambassadors range in age from six to 19. They come from diverse backgrounds and were diagnosed with different pediatric cancers or blood disorders. They have shared their stories on how The Valerie Fund has helped them and their families. Their responses will be featured in the Thanksgiving Ball Gala's program as well as in this series of blogs.

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Topics: patients, ambassadors, nonprofit, fundraising, oncology, new jersey, centers, hematology, awareness, childhood cancer, pediatric, sickle cell, Non-profit, Charity, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, advocate

The Valerie Fund - Events Recap

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
10/17/18

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

Our Volunteers 

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/26/18

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 

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

The 2017 Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund Tennis Exhibition

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
12/20/17

Avid tennis fans of all ages braved the snowy forecast on Saturday, December 9th to attend the 2017 Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund Tennis Exhibition. New Jersey native and former pro tennis player, Justin Gimelstob hosted the event to raise money and awareness for a variety of children's charities, including The Valerie Fund for the fourth time since 2007. 

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Topics: Justin Gimelstob, Tennis, Madison Keys, The Bryan Brothers, CoCo Vandeweghe, tennis exhibition, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, Charity, Non-profit, community events, events, fundraising

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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