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
Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.00.58 AM.png

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

Ways to Help
Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.02.22 AM.png

Our Annual Walk Event

Donate or Join a Team

Visit the Walk

Our unique blend of medical care and emotional counseling gives patients and their families the supportive environment they need during treatment and beyond.

Learn More

Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


The Valerie Fund Blog

Sylvie Stays Strong

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

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. 

read more »

Topics: walk, patients, 2020, #BecauseofValerie

Sarah's Pen Pals

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

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.  

read more »

Topics: volunteers, patients, 2020, #BecauseofValerie

The Sue & Ed Goldstein Emergency Fund

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

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.”

read more »

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

The MAGIC of Survivorship

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

Once a Valerie Fund kid, always a Valerie Fund kid. 

The Valerie Fund prides itself on our commitment to treat children battling cancer and this commitment does not end when the main medical treatment ends. There are many issues that continue to be a factor in a patient's life after treatment and we are proud to continue our relationship with these patients in an exciting program called MAGIC

read more »

Topics: oncology, centers, patients

A Periwinkle Yesterday

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

read more »

Topics: advocate, patients

National Family Caregivers Month

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

We celebrate many things in November each year and none are more important or powerful than our own families. No matter who you consider family or what yours may look like, your family is the backbone of your life and the people most likely to be there for you when you need it most. 

November is also National Family Caregiver Month and it is our absolute honor to spend a few minutes discussing the importance of family caregivers when it comes to our heroes of The Valerie Fund. 

read more »

Topics: moms, caregivers, patients

"Healing Vibes" by Joyce: A Valerie Fund Playlist

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

Many people use music to get through a bad time or to give them the power to fight back. Some people use music to put them in a good mood or to translate what they're feeling. Each month we bring you a playlist from one of our Valerie Fund kids with a different theme and they will explain, in their own words, what these songs mean to them.

Put on your headphones and join us for the this month's Valerie Fund Music Mondays as we look at Joyce's playlist, "Healing Vibes."

read more »

Topics: sickle cell, patients, TVF Playlist

Back to School Tips for Kids with Sickle Cell Disease

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

The month of September means two things: it is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and it's time for back to school!

read more »

Topics: Blood Disorders, moms, sickle cell, awareness, hematology, patients

What is integrative medicine and why is it critical for the care of pediatric cancer and blood disorders?

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

There are so many new words and phrases that a family must learn when they begin a journey through pediatric cancer or blood disorders and it can be difficult to keep track of what they all mean. In the coming months we will try to explain what some of these concepts and practices are and hope it can help make this process just a little bit easier. 

We are starting with a discipline that encompasses many tools and practices under one umbrella. Continue reading to learn why integrative medicine can make a difference when battling pediatric cancer or blood disorders. 

read more »

Topics: integrative medicine, Blood Disorders, cancer, caregivers, hematology, oncology, centers, science, patients, Center Staff

Getting the Most Out of Summer Even With Sickle Cell

Posted by The Valerie Fund on

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. 

read more »

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

The Power of Giving

Learn more about the ways you can help. 

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.


Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all