About The Valerie Fund

World Subaru presents The 5th Annual Valerie Fund 5K Run & Walk to benefit The Valerie Fund Center at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center

Maplewood, N.J. April 30, 2018 – World Subaru will once again proudly partner with The Valerie Fund for their 5th Annual 5K Run and Walk ( to be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Last year, more than 3000 supporters and patients participated in the walk/5K run with over $860,000 raised to date.

Tinton Falls World Subaru Executive Manager, Joe Wajda and his sales team are committed to The Valerie Fund Center at The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. "We applaud their tireless dedication to helping children with cancer and blood disorders and we are proud to work towards raising money and awareness for The Valerie Fund," said Joe.

World Subaru in addition to their financial support, #TEAMWORLD fundraising efforts are also generously donating a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek (value $22,000) to be raffled, a maximum of 2000-$100 tickets will be sold. The live drawing for the winner will be done at the event on Sunday, October 7. Last year World Subaru donated over $80,000!

Event festivities include a Kid's Zone entertainment area and free refreshments courtesy of local eateries along with business sponsors displays on The Great Lawn Amphitheatre section of the Long Branch Boardwalk, just north of Pier Village. Following the event, McLoone's Pier House will host an after party at their restaurant in Pier Village. McLoone's will generously offer all runners a complimentary draft beer during the after party.

"When our 9 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia our lives were forever changed. We are grateful to say he's now a happy and healthy 20 year old. Thankfully The Valerie Center was a 10 minute ride from our home which was important since we also had the care of his two younger siblings, 8 and 6 years old, to consider. We didn't have to travel a long distance for his treatments and were able to make sure Jack had one of us with him at all times and one of us home with the other children. We don't know how we would have managed it all without The Valerie Center. We were fortunate enough to have additional resources to help support us in this difficult journey. Many in the same situation do not have access to this support which makes the Valerie an even more critical resource." said Tim and Beth McLoone.
Participants may register online and purchase raffle tickets at
Registration includes food, beverages, a t-shirt and race-day festivities. Same day registration will also be available on the Great Lawn located at 10 Ocean Avenue between Cooper and Madison Avenue beginning at 7:30.

After their nine-year-old daughter Valerie succumbed to cancer, founders 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  

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