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.

About What We Do
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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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Meet the 2020 - 2021 Valerie Fund Scholars

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The Valerie Fund Scholarship program is just one way we help support our kids on their way to adulthood. Please join us in congratulating the Valerie Fund Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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Topics: scholarship

Meet Adrienne Mikhli, LCSW

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As many as two out of every three childhood cancer survivors will develop at least one late-onset complication. These situations can require an additional and specific set of responses from a patient's team of caregivers. The Valerie Fund is thrilled to introduce you to one of our newest caregivers who specializes in this group of patients. 

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Topics: late effects, caregivers, centers, Meet the Staff

The 2021 Valerie Fund Walk & 5K Website is OPEN!

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2021 is a brand new year and we are excited to announce that the 2021 Valerie Fund Walk & 5K website is officially open and ready to process registrations and donations! In the coming months there will be plenty of new details and exciting news to share about the event.

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The Healthcare Heroes of The Valerie Fund: Child Life & Social Work

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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 Child Life Specialists and Social Workers.

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Topics: caregivers, centers, learning depots

Meet the Staff: Tina Kaplan

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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

Looking Back at 2020

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To say that 2020 will be a year that no one forgets would be an understatement. However, it is easy to forget that along with all the hardships that have come during this past year there were also victories, successes, and smiles. Let's take a look back at 2020.

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The 2020 Thanksgiving Ball Gala

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Although we were physically unable to be together during the 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala on November 20, 2020, the virtual platform checked all the boxes that have made this event one of The Valerie Fund’s premier fundraisers.

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Topics: caregivers, fundraising, ambassadors, thanksgiving ball gala

A Special Way to Celebrate a Birthday

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All kids deserve to be the special person of the day on their birthday and when a Valerie Fund kid celebrates a birthday it is a milestone that is never taken for granted. 

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Topics: fundraising, burger king

Supporting While Shopping

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One of the positives to come out of 2020 (yes, there were actually some good things this year!) is that many people realized how their every day actions can help the people around them. Small things you do can have a large impact on your community and help those around you. Let's take a look at some of the ways that doing what you would normally do anyway in the next few weeks can help the kids of The Valerie Fund!

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Topics: fundraising, amazon smile, burger king

Thankful for Our Healthcare Heroes

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Thanksgiving is an important time of year. We are reminded to slow down and focus on what we are thankful for and the blessings that have come our way. For our Valerie Fund families, the healthcare professionals who treat their children are at the top of these lists. At the recent Thanksgiving Ball Gala, we honored our Healthcare Heroes by spotlighting individuals from the different disciplines we provide in our Valerie Fund's Children's Centers. 

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Topics: psychologists, caregivers, centers, Center Staff, thanksgiving ball gala, doctors

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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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