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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Team Captains' Kick-Off

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 3/10/20 9:48 AM

On March 5th, team captains for The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy joined us at the JAG-ONE in Chatham, NJ for a Team Captains Kick-Off. If you weren't able to make it but still want the insider info and fundraising tips, keep reading!


We had a great night talking with Team Captains for the Walk & Run and getting to know everyone even better than before. Captains also had the chance to meet and talk with each other. Many stories were shared about the experiences of the families present and it was incredibly powerful to hear from patients themselves. 

2020 TVF KO JAGThanks to JAG-ONE Physical Therapy for hosting!

The presentation itself started with an overview of The Valerie Fund including the history of its founding (click here to read more on why The Valerie Fund came to be and what we do #BecauseofValerie) as well as the services provided both in and out of our Valerie Fund Children's Centers). Many families know about our amazing caregivers in the Centers such as Child Life Specialist, Educational Liaisons, Social Workers, and more but some did not know about some of the services we provide in addition to our hospital partners - programs such as Camp Happy Times, The Valerie Fund Scholarship, or Flashes of Hope. 

2020 TVF KO PresentationThe Valerie Fund's Bunny Flanders discussing the importance of personalizing your fundraising page. 

We also explored fundraising tips and tricks for the upcoming Walk & 5K in June. This is a special year as it's the 15th anniversary of the Walk & Run which is why we're hoping for the biggest turnout yet! Some ways to help get the word out and the fundraising up include personalizing your fundraising page, inviting as many friends, family, and co-workers as possible, getting your company or school to start  a team, and many others. We even have a great new Facebook Frame that you can overlay onto your profile picture to show your support.



Our gracious hosts, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, had Marketing Manager, Amy Hall-Oliver, speak to the crowd about JAG-ONE's dedication to The Valerie Fund as well as how best to start training for a 5K. (You can get more advice on how to prep for a 5K by checking out our recent blog post here.)

20200305_192006JAG-ONE Physical Therapy's Amy Hall-Oliver discussing JAG's support of The Valerie Fund and how to get involved in the 5K. 

Be sure to keep an eye out on your email inbox as we'll be sending you information on some of the other topics discussed such as Team Challenge Week, the special edition Team Captains shirt (you must be registered by March 15th to qualify!), and more. You definitely don't want to be missing out on all of the exciting things going on during this 15th anniversary year of the Walk & Run!

2020 TVF KO Captain HopeWe even had a very special appearance from Captain Hope!

Be sure you're registered for The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K today so you're up to date on all of the newest information. You can click here to register and join in.

Want to check out the whole presentation? You can click here to see what you missed.


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