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 27th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
12/12/18

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 line up 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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Topics: patients, volunteers, The Grove, give back, ambassadors, nonprofit, fundraising, new jersey, events, Founders, advocate, childhood cancer, pediatric, Philantrophy, Blood Disorders, Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving: 5 Reasons to Pick A Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorder Charity

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
12/21/15

According to Dr. Gregory Armstrong, a researcher and pediatric oncologist at  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who led the federally funded Childhood  Cancer Survivor Study, there are about 450,000 pediatric cancer survivors  today. This is not only great news for the hundreds of thousands of children but multiply those children by the number of immediate and extended family, you will quickly see that these little warriors each have their own personal  universe.

 

Your holiday gift to charities that support childhood cancer and blood  disorders works as an anchor and a rocket ship.  As an anchor, it allows the  charity to provide their core offerings. As a rocket ship, it allows them to  expand their menu of services to better accommodate their patient's needs. 

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Topics: Holiday Giving, Philantrophy, Non-profit, Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, Charity

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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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