Good vibes only! Wake up each morning with a smile! Keep on fighting!
Hello friends and family and amazing supporters!
Welcome to GG's Angels & BEND Don't Break!
This year the Valerie Fund Walk will look a bit different...and be on a different day...but we've made it this far so let's keep going. We are joining forces with Team Bend Don't Break!!! Another Valerie Fund family and warriors that also live in Long Hill. Grace and Ben are strong cancer fighters, so please join us to honor them. Through your support during this walk you will also be supporting the amazing kids that are still in the fight as well as all of the services that The Valerie Fund provides to help the entire family when their child is diagnosed with cancer.
For those that don't know Ben Herko: After a long and extremely painful three months of not getting the care he needed, he was finally diagnosed on 7/8/2019 with Pre B Cell ALL(Leukemia.)
He has been crushing his treatment thus far, but still has another two plus years to go. There is still a long battle ahead. Despite missing most of First Grade, Ben has rallied like a champ and nothing has really phased him despite lots of "routine" and some unplanned trips to the Valerie Center/Hospital where he is loved by all. He is a very happy, soon to be 8 year old who we have all learned so much from...especially during these not so ordinary times. Ben is excited to start Second Grade and greatly appreciates all the support and love he has received over this past year.
We want to keep the momentum from Grace's House and GG's Angels going in 2020!!! For those of you that need more info on Grace: In April of 2018 after almost 2 years of symptoms a mass was discovered around my pituitary gland in the center of my brain. From that moment I went into several tests, scans, lumbar punctures, and blood draws over the next few weeks. I was diagnosed May 2, 2018 with Germinoma Brain Cancer and everything was so scary for me. The Valerie Fund helped me feel better with all of their therapists and support staff.
The Valerie Fund was not just amazing for me. It was also amazing for my family and friends.
The crew at the Valerie Fund is the best there is. They have helped me come through 4 rounds of chemo and 24 rounds of Proton radiation. I am currently showing No Evidence of Disease (NED) and will continue to have scans every 3 months for a while and then for the rest of my life. I was able to represent all TVF kids at the 2019 State Of The Union address with the President and First Lady. I have been able to keep up advocacy in Trenton and Washington DC to continue to help fight pediatric cancer. Through my amazing Pop Pop plus the amazing staff at the main TVF office AND outstanding designers TVF had a designer show house in 2019...it was unbelievable and the good vibes from it were contagious. We are so honored and proud of the crew that made all of that happen. Again, it would not have been possible without the support of all of you! Thank you!
Let's keep it going!
This year you can walk or run at your own convenient time from September 24 - October 3. We need pictures so we know you rocked this for these warriors!!!
If you cannot walk with us - please consider donating to this amazing organization. Every bit makes a difference to give help to the kids that are fighting just like I did. THANK YOU!