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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Photos from The Valerie Fund Thanksgiving Ball

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 12/23/19 9:00 AM

On November 22nd, The Valerie Fund hosted it's 28th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and is a time to come together and support the children of The Valerie Fund for the following year. We have a collection of some of our favorite photos from the night for you to enjoy.

The night held many exciting moments including our 2019 Valerie Fund Ambassadors introducing themselves on stage, our honorees talking about their connections to The Valerie Fund, live and silent auctions, a photo booth, and a night of dancing. Check out some of our favorite moments from the night below or you can click here to view the full gallery. 



A warm welcome from The Grove.


Our Executive Director, Barry Kirschner, welcoming our founders, Ed & Sue Goldstein.

3Some of our more lighthearted silent auction items. 

4A cozy basket of comfort from our silent auction.


A silent auction collection from Chanel.

5-1Enjoying cocktail hour.


Some of our 2019 Ambassadors walk the red carpet.


Say hello to a few of our Valerie Fund Center caregivers.


Our 2019 Ambassadors speaking to the assembled crowd.


The 2019 Ambassadors continue telling their stories.


2019 Thanksgiving Ball honoree Keith Banks.


2019 Thanksgiving Ball honoree Cara Lewis.


2019 Thanksgiving Ball honorees Matt & Melissa Derella.


Valerie Fund patient speaker Shariah.


The auctioneer extraordinaire gets the crowd going.


The bidding was fierce during the live auction.


Neil & Jane Yaris with Valerie Fund 2019 Ambassador Abigail.


Two of our fantastic volunteers for the evening, Ellen & Rob. 


It's time for a dance party.


A father-daughter boogie down.


There is always time for a selfie.


It was a wonderful and elegant evening. 


Want to see the full collection of memories from the night?

Click here and check out the Thanksgiving Ball Gala album!

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Topics: ambassadors, The Grove, thanksgiving ball gala

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