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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The Valerie Fund Blog

Brianna's Journey

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
08/05/21

On August 2nd, The Valerie Fund hosted The American Express Golf Tournament at the legendary Baltusrol Golf Club. The highlight of the day was when TVF patient Brianna spoke to the group about how The Valerie Fund affected her life. 

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Topics: events, patients

Getting the Most Out of Summer Even With Sickle Cell

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/14/21

Summer should be about fun and having a good time for kids. They get a break from their routine and schoolwork and can finally relax - enjoy being a kid! However, for those kids battling sickle cell disease, summer brings with it certain risks. We want to share some tips on how to maximize your child's summer enjoyment without risking their health, a possible pain episode, or injury. 

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Topics: moms, sickle cell, caregivers, hematology, patients, nutrition

Kids Helping Kids: Straps By Shai

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
03/02/21

One of our favorite things in the world is seeing Valerie Fund kids not only thriving after treatment but wanting to give back. Many of our kids experience the generosity of The Valerie Fund's supporters and want to pay it forward to the patients currently in treatment. We will be bringing you stories of some of these amazing kids who may have been dealt a tough hand but only want to use their strength to help others. Today we are taking a look at Shariah and her new business, Straps By Shai.

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Topics: pediatric, oncology, patients

Meet the 2020 Ambassadors: Part Two

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/16/20

The 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala is coming up on November 20th and we can't wait. Each year, The Valerie Fund chooses a group of ambassadors to represent the wide array of patients receiving treatment at one of our seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers. These ambassadors tell their stories of courage and perseverance to the attendees of the Thanksgiving Ball Gala.

Join us as we take a look at the second group of ambassadors who will be showcasing what being a Valerie Fund kid is all about.

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Topics: ambassadors, patients, thanksgiving ball gala

Meet the 2020 Ambassadors: Part One

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
11/09/20

The 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala is coming up on November 20th and we can't wait. Each year, The Valerie Fund chooses a group of ambassadors to represent the wide array of patients receiving treatment at one of our seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers. These ambassadors tell their stories of courage and perseverance to the attendees of the Thanksgiving Ball Gala.

Join us as we take a look at the first group of ambassadors who will be showcasing what being a Valerie Fund kid is all about.

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Topics: ambassadors, patients, thanksgiving ball gala

Camp Happy Times Goes Virtual!

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
07/22/20

2020 will be a year of many firsts and The Valerie Fund's Camp Happy Times will follow suit. For the first time ever, Camp Happy Times is going virtual but that doesn't mean our kids are not going to get a robust and fun-filled experience with the fellow campers and counselors they've come to love. 

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Topics: camp happy times, hematology, oncology, patients, 2020

Our Healthcare Heroes

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
07/13/20

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many new challenges for the patients and families of The Valerie Fund in these past months but the staff of The Valerie Fund Children's Centers have never wavered. They are true healthcare heroes who brave the front lines of the hospitals to ensure our kids are not only receiving their regular treatment but are also supported mentally and emotionally during this incredibly difficult time. Here are some stories of our healthcare heroes and how they've been there for our kids. 

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Topics: caregivers, hematology, oncology, patients, Center Staff, 2020

Sylvie Stays Strong

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
06/30/20

Former TVF patient Sylvie never let her cancer diagnosis stop her. In fact, she took her experiences during treatment and used them to make herself even stronger and more willing to face her fears. Join us as we hear from Sylvie about her time in a Valerie Fund Children's Center and what she learned from joining the TVF family. 

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Topics: walk, patients, 2020, #BecauseofValerie

Sarah's Pen Pals

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
05/12/20

Many people are dealing with the isolation and disconnect from friends and family during the COVID-19 global pandemic and our Valerie Fund kids are no different. These challenging times may, in fact, amplify the anxiety that patients currently receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders and their families are feeling. Fortunately, one high school student from South Orange, sister of a childhood cancer survivor decided to help bring some joy into patients’ lives when they could use it most.  

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Topics: volunteers, patients, 2020, #BecauseofValerie

The Sue & Ed Goldstein Emergency Fund

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/24/20

Valerie Fund Social Worker Stephanie Heasman of Morristown Medical Center has seen the power of timely and specially designated financial assistance. She says, “as social workers, we take pride in easing the burden of (a family’s) current situation to allow them to focus on caring for their child. Emergency funds have been crucial to our families, especially during the beginning weeks and months following diagnosis.”

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Topics: centers, patients, #BecauseofValerie, morristown medical center

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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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