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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Our unique blend of medical care and emotional counseling gives patients and their families the supportive environment they need during treatment and beyond.

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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


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A Valerie Fund Kids Photoshoot: Part One

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 4/14/22 10:36 AM

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We love shining a spotlight on our amazing kids! Come meet nine of our Valerie Fund kids who will be appearing in this year's Annual Report. 

Every one of our kids has a tremendous story to tell. Whether they were treated at a Valerie Fund Children's Center for cancer or receive routine support for a blood disorder, their experiences are ones no child should endure. The Valerie Fund Children's Centers and the team of caregivers are there to help them navigate this difficult time. 

We recently invited some of these tremendous kids to a photoshoot for our upcoming annual report. Let's meet some of our kids as they (and their parents) talk about what life is like at a Valerie Fund Children's Center and what some favorite memories of The Valerie Fund are. 




Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Connor was diagnosed at age 17 with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When he found a lump on his neck, he went straight to his doctor, who immediately referred him to Morristown Valerie Fund Center. The staff at The Valerie Fund, especially the Education Liaison, were able to accommodate his treatment while making sure he could still manage his school needs.  This was essential to his mental health and recovery because it allowed him to keep his cancer diagnosis from his peers at school so he didn’t have to constantly talk about cancer.



Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin’s

I was more than happy when I was able to meet my donors from my scholarship and able to meet more Valerie Fund kids and hear their stories.

The Valerie Fund has helped me with my education. Honestly, I don’t think I would have been able to study without their help. I am extremely grateful for that. I’m currently in remission, I am studying at Montclair State University and I’m majoring in psychology and hope to continue my education and get my master's degree in Art Therapy.




One of our recent memories from The Valerie Fund was Christmas. My daughter was the happiest girl ever. Thanks to The Valerie Fund she forgot for a little how hard her treatment had been.

The Valerie Fund helps us a lot. Because of COVID, she still hasn’t recovered in full. We struggled with some utility bills and The Valerie Fund was there to support us


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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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