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

Ways to Help
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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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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


The Valerie Fund Blog

2023 Walk & 5K Run Recap

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The Valerie Fund Walk & 5K returned to the spring, as we came together with our Valerie Fund Community on June 10th. This is one of our favorite days of the year, as we see our patients and their families come together with their supporters to celebrate and honor their strength and courage. The springtime weather in Verona Park made it the perfect setting for this magical event.

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Topics: walk, events, jag-one physical therapy

Running a 5K? What to get rid of and what to keep!

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A few weeks ago we provided some tips and tricks from JAG-ONE Physical Therapy about how to safely start training for a 5K. With The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K coming up on June 13th, we're continuing our series with some advice on what to keep around - and what to get rid of - to keep your 5K training on track ... or treadmill or street. 

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Topics: 5k, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy

Team Captains' Kick-Off

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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!

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Topics: 5k, walk, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy, team captains

How to Prepare for a 5K

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Congratulations! You’ve just signed up for The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K run to be held on June 13th! With excitement and anticipation flowing through your veins, you just can’t wait to put on your best pair of running shoes and head over to the mercifully flat course surrounding and within beautiful Verona Park. Similar to how an athlete must train for the upcoming season, 5K participants must season their body so they’ll be able to complete the event in its entirety without getting hurt. If it’s your first time participating in a 5K, or you'd appreciate a little refresher, here’s what you’ll need to know to prepare for the big race.

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Topics: 5k, walk, 2020, #BecauseofValerie, jag-one physical therapy

The Power of Giving

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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.


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