About The Valerie Fund

Pier Village Celebrates The Valerie Fund's 40th Birthday with a family fun day.

Maplewoo, N.J. (September 12, 2017) In honor of National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Pier Village is hosting a "birthday party" family fun day event to support The Valerie Fund on September 17th from noon to 4pm. Activities will include, New Jersey 101.5 with a special appearance from Judi Franco of the Dennis and Judi Morning Show , Big Marks Action Parkinflatable amusement rides, kid friendly games, live entertainment by the Lakehouse Music Academy,face painting, henna artists and specialty craft vendors along with promotional companies sampling their goods. Join us for a fun-filled day to support children with cancer and blood disorders right here on Festival Plaza!

"We are thrilled to help the Valerie Fund celebrate its 40th birthday. The incredible compassion and support this organization gives to families in need is an immense source of local pride, and we look forward to the Valerie Fund's next 40 years of unparalleled work." Said Nicole Kushner Meyer. 

After their nine-year-old daughter Valerie succumbed to cancer, Sue and Ed Goldstein were determined that no family should have to travel great distances to receive superior medical care. Along with a group of close friends, they began fundraising efforts from their living room---tireless work that would lead to the 1977 opening of New Jersey's first pediatric oncology facility at Summit Overlook's Hospital. Forty years later, The Valerie Fund's mission remains that of supporting comprehensive health care for children battling cancer and blood disorders.

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