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

Getting the Most Out of Summer Even With Sickle Cell

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/14/21

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

Meet the Staff: Laura Lentini

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/10/21

The staff of The Valerie Fund help raise the money that support the seven Children's Centers in hospitals across New Jersey, New York City, and metro Philadelphia. Our staff is responsible for working with donors and partners at all levels to fund the services of The Valerie Fund. Get better acquainted with some of the people you may already know and meet some of the new faces behind The Valerie Fund. 

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Topics: Meet the Staff

National Cancer Survivors Day

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/03/21

Many people do not realize that ringing the bell after a child's final treatment for cancer is often not the end of the story. Almost two out of three children experience some sort of long-term effect from cancer but these battles are not often publicized. June 6th is a day to counter that as we join our community in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day.

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Topics: cancer, caregivers, centers, Wellness, magic

The Healthcare Heroes of The Valerie Fund: Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/24/21

The Valerie Fund Children's Centers are home to many healthcare heroes who support our kids during some of the most difficult times of their lives. These caregivers are experts in a variety of practices. We will be showcasing each service provided in our Children's Centers and hearing from the healthcare providers in their own words what they do for our kids and families. In this installment, we are going to learn about our Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine specialists. 

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Topics: integrative medicine, palliative care, caregivers, centers, learning depots

Why We Give: Meet the Weintraubs

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/18/21

Those who have made Valerie Fund Children and their families a priority in their giving know how important it is to provide support and care to our kids. We'd like to introduce you to two longstanding champions of children battling cancer and blood disorders: Sharon & Josh Weintraub.

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Topics: fundraising, why we give, donors

A New Hope For Sickle Cell Patients

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/13/21

One of the worst things a parent can hear is that their child is being diagnosed with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell is a lifelong genetic disorder and puts a person's health and life at serious risk. There has been little progress in terms of treatment or a cure aside from pain management until just recently. There may now be hope for a cure to sickle cell disease and it is at the forefront of modern healthcare technology. 

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Topics: sickle cell, science

Welcome to The Valerie Fund, Casey Gilman!

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/07/21

The Valerie Fund Children's Center at The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center is getting a brand new face to support our patients. We'd like to introduce you to the new Child Life Specialist, Casey Gilman. 

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Topics: child life, centers, Center Staff, monmouth medical center, Meet the Staff

National Month of Hope

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/30/21

Hope is one of the greatest allies supporting quality of life. Hope can be a major tool of empowerment and an element for sustaining life and the will to live. We hope for better times. We hope for remission. April is the National Month of Hope and we're going to take a look at what that means for children battling cancer and blood disorders as well as what role it can play in all of our lives.

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Topics: holistic healing, hope, captain hope

National Internship Awareness Month

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/12/21

Did you know that April is National Internship Awareness Month? Internships are a great way for the workforce of tomorrow to get hands-on experience and learn while doing. The Valerie Fund is proud to partner with local schools like Montclair State University and we're excited to introduce you to our current intern, Matt!

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Topics: Meet the Staff, interns

The Healthcare Heroes of The Valerie Fund: Educational Liaison

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
04/05/21

The Valerie Fund Children's Centers are home to many healthcare heroes who support our kids during some of the most difficult times of their lives. These caregivers are experts in a variety of practices. We will be showcasing each service provided in our Children's Centers and hearing from the healthcare providers in their own words what they do for our kids and families. In this installment, we are going to learn about the Educational Liaisons.

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Topics: educational liaison, caregivers, centers, learning depots

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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