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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How to Leave Your Legacy

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 1/13/22 2:21 PM

Freewill Testimonial 2What if the largest gift you ever make to The Valerie Fund costs you absolutely nothing during your lifetime? It’s easier than you think. Learn how you can leave your legacy and be remembered by the families of The Valerie Fund for years to come. 

If you’re one of the whopping 70% of American adults who doesn’t have a will, we hope you’ll consider taking advantage of this opportunity through Freewill. It only takes 20 minutes. Then you’ll print your will and have it witnessed. All of the instructions are included. (If you already have a will, you can complete this downloadable codicil form and add it to your existing will.)

Creating a will is how you can protect the people and causes you care about instead of leaving it to the government to decide. If you don’t have a will, your estate may be administered and divided by the state in accordance with tax law instead of your priorities. Creating a will is an important tool to ensure that your family and the causes you champion in your lifetime continue to be supported and remembered the way you'd like them to be later on.

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Lauryn is a Legacy Donor from NYC and she has used our free services to leave her legacy for the kids and families of The Valerie Fund. 

“In 2008, my then three-year-old niece, Alexandra, was diagnosed with Leukemia. The devastation of seeing a child sick was - and is - unbearable. As adults, we want to do everything humanly possible and beyond to ease their pain. We do what we can within our capacities. I'm a scenic artist by trade and have given my time to make murals with, and for, kids to inspire their neighborhoods.

I'm supporting The Valerie Fund with great gratitude for their work. With all the practical and compassionate programs that they provide children and their families, The Valerie Fund is there for our children when they need it most. I support those efforts with all my heart." - Lauryn Pepe

You probably made some New Year's resolutions and it's easy to get sidetracked as life gets in the way. The Valerie Fund has resolutions for 2022 as well.

● Support the psychosocial programs at the 7 Valerie Fund Children’s Centers.
● Provide college scholarships for current and former patients.
● Include you in our Valerie's Legacy membership, which is a group of visionary donors who have included The Valerie Fund in their estate plans in order to provide for our patient families in the future. Join Valerie’s Legacy when you create your will free of charge in just minutes by clicking the FreeWill resource below.


Remembering The Valerie Fund children in your will ensures a legacy that you can be proud of now. When you do make your designation to The Valerie Fund, please let us know so we can honor you now by adding your name permanently to the highest level of our honor roll, Valerie’s Legacy, and even inspire others to do the same.

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