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Inside Our Centers: Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/16/17

In 1977, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, was the first hospital to support Sue and Ed Goldstein in their mission to provide comprehensive health care to children in our area with pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Forty years later, their dream has come to fruition with the expansion of seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers.

In their book, "Where They Are Now: The voices that cancer & blood disorders couldn't silence," Sue and Ed reflect, "The Valerie Fund Children's Centers- in New Jersey, New York City and the Philadelphia area- evolved into what we had hoped for: institutions delivering expert medical expertise, unconditional support and loving kindness for the children under their care."

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Topics: child life, social worker, Blood Disorders, pediatric, cancer, childhood cancer, sickle cell, caregivers, awareness, oncology, centers, new jersey, nonprofit

Inside Our Centers: Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
01/26/17
Our next series of blogs will feature each of the seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers located in hospitals throughout the tri-state area. With multidisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, these centers focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the 6,000 patients that are treated each year by The Valerie Fund. This care starts at the time of a patient's diagnosis to well after their treatment has ended. 
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Topics: child life, social worker, Blood Disorders, pediatric, cancer, childhood cancer, sickle cell, caregivers, awareness, oncology, centers, new jersey, nonprofit

Friend to Friend Campaign: Give, Share, Repeat

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/03/16

The Valerie Fund would like to share a letter that we received from Ed and Sue Goldstein, founders of The Valerie Fund in support of our Friend to Friend Campaign: Give, Share, Repeat. We are asking all of our supporters to share your knowledge and connection to The Valerie Fund with your friends, family and business associates just as Ed and Sue Goldstein have below. Join us by making a donation of your choice in support of The Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run on June 11th. Then, post a letter on your social media about your relationship to The Valerie Fund and asking your friends to do the same and share with their social media. Our goal is to recruit one million supporters for this year's walk! Thank you and we hope you will consider this campaign! 


 

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Topics: Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, sickle cell, 5k, awareness, walk, run

Paint New Jersey Red and Gold For Awareness!

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/21/16

The popular use of various colored ribbons to promote disease awareness provides the perfect synergy to The Valerie Fund’s kickoff of fundraising activities leading up to the 2016 Walk and JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run to be held in Essex County’s Verona Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  Red ribbons for Sickle Cell Awareness and gold ribbons for Childhood Cancer are powerful symbols of the Red & Gold Campaign.  These meaningful colors of awareness will be the theme for the 2016 Valerie Fund Walk. 

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Topics: Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorders, sickle cell, 5k, awareness, walk, run

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/05/16

Sickle cell is a preventable genetic disorder.  In the U.S., it almost exclusively affects African-Americans.  It is usually diagnosed in the first year of life and rarely curable. Regardless of regular medication and lifestyle adjustments, such as minimal exposure to cold weather, the disease causes excruciating, unrelenting pain for which morphine and other medications must be administered—even in the youngest children. This happens because the body produces abnormal, sickle-shaped blood cells that clog the flow of blood.

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Topics: Blood Disorders, sickle cell

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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