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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A Record-Setting Night for The Valerie Fund

Posted by The Valerie Fund on 12/15/21 2:33 PM

20211120_ValerieFund_496The Valerie Fund held its annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala in November and this year was one for the history books. Find out what made this night so momentous, check out a photo gallery, and even watch the full broadcast of the program!

Multiple records were broken the night of November 19th at the annual Valerie Fund Thanksgiving Ball Gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ. A longtime favorite event of the organization’s donors, the Thanksgiving Ball Gala reached an impressive milestone with its 30th anniversary in 2021.

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The Valerie Fund was proud to honor Tina Squeri and the CEO and Chairman of American Express, Steve Squeri, for their extensive efforts on behalf of the families of The Valerie Fund. The highlight of the evening was when Tina and Steve announced they were making a transformational gift of $1 million to support all of our Valerie Fund programs.

The $3.8 million raised that night set a record for a one-night total for any Valerie Fund event. This money will be used to fund all Valerie Fund programs across the seven Valerie Fund Children’s Centers throughout New Jersey, New York City, and metro Philadelphia. It will also help launch the brand new eighth Children’s Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on Long Island in 2022 which is an exciting opportunity to bring The Valerie Fund’s services and support to a wider array of families in the region.

The night included both a silent and live auction, a riveting story of Valerie Fund patient Shariah’s cancer journey, and a musical performance from Valerie Fund patient River.

You can CLICK HERE for a gallery of photos from the night or you can watch the program by clicking the play button on the video below. 



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