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.

All About the Fund

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
Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.00.58 AM.png

Your participation, time or financial gift ensures that children get everything they need to receive the most effective treatment.

Ways to Help
Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.02.22 AM.png

Our Annual Walk Event

Donate or Join a Team

Visit the Walk

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

Learn More

Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


The Valerie Fund Blog

Great Day at the 2021 Valerie Fund Walk & 5K

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 10/6/21 10:16 AM

Valerie Fund Walk+5K Run logo FINALThe Valerie Fund Walk & 5K is one of our favorite days of the year. It's a magical day where our kids and families get to come together in the spirit of supporting one another as they see their own friends and families coming out for them. The 2021 Walk & 5K was held on September 25th so let's take a quick look back at the day.

While we were very sad to not be in person in 2020, this year we came back together and our families came in droves! Many more people joined us in Verona Park than expected and the love and friendship were palpable in the air - the great autumn weather helped too. 

Team Stoma Midlige Brown

The success of this event was easy to see when you looked around the park that day, with over 1,000 walkers and runners in attendance, joined by our generous sponsors, amazing volunteers, and talented band. Almost $800,000 was raised in support of our seven outpatient facilities funding educational advocacy and scholarship, social work and psychological testing and counseling, child life resources, and specialists in integrative medicine and palliative care.


We had a number of sponsors who helped make the event so successful but we always want to give a special shout-out to JAG-ONE Physical Therapy for sponsoring the 5K part of the day. Runners from all over love taking to the streets on our picturesque course through Verona and even into West Orange before circling back to the park.   

Were you not able to make it to Verona Park for the Walk & 5K?

You can still watch the entire day's program via the livestream broadcast! 


Check out the awesome photos from the day by clicking on the photo galleries below.

Photo Gallery #1

Photo Gallery #2

If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, it's not too late! You can CLICK HERE to make your Walk donation today and help us reach that $800,000 mark!


 Support our kids by using Amazon Smile for FREE! Click here to learn more.



Blog Footer-1


Topics: interns

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.


Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all