The Valerie Fund’s Annual Walk/5K moves to the Fall
Fundraiser for kids battling cancer and blood disorder will be held on September 25th in Verona Park
(February 1, 2021 Maplewood, NJ)- The Valerie Fund is honored to recognize the organization's founders Ed and Sue Goldstein as the Presenting Sponsors of this year's event. The premier fundraiser has a new title thanks to the Goldstein's generosity but continues to focus on the same vital mission of supporting precious children from the area being treated for cancer and blood disorders. Also continuing their extraordinary commitment to the kids is JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, Exclusive Sponsor of the 5K Run. Now in its 16th year, the 2021 Valerie Fund Walk & 5K presented by Ed and Sue Goldstein & JAG-ONE Physical Therapy will return to an in-person event in Essex County's Verona Park and will also include a platform to participate virtually. The move to late September gives the country more time to get healthy and will be held during the month that is designated for Childhood Cancer Awareness and Sickle Cell Awareness. The Valerie Fund has played an important role in keeping patients and families safe during the pandemic. This community-wide gathering will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their courage and resilience while educating the public about these pediatric diseases. TEN MILLION DOLLARS AND COUNTING! We can fight childhood cancers and blood disorders..... together! To learn more about the event and to register for the Sanctioned 5K race and the Walk, go to www.thevaleriefund.org/Walk2021/org . Many questions can be answered by referring to the website's FAQ tab or call The Valerie Fund offices at 973-761-0422.
Ed Goldstein said, "Sue and I are very thankful for the expanded support of so many sponsors, teams and individuals for this event. The outpouring of community support is so very important and continues to help us reach our $1,000,000 goal each year. Every single gift to support the children and families of The Valerie Fund makes a difference in the life of a child with cancer or a blood disorder. We are always looking to have more people join us as together we fight cancer and blood disorders." #BecauseofValerie 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. More than forty years later, The Valerie Fund's mission remains that of supporting comprehensive health care for children battling cancer and blood disorders.
The Valerie Fund addresses the most immediate needs of patients and families whose lives are suddenly and dramatically upended. Core services provide emotional, practical, and financial support complementing state-of-the art medical treatment at seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers located in New Jersey, New York and metro Philadelphia. The hallmark of The Valerie Fund services ensures that families and hospitals do not have to rely on insurance reimbursements to receive the range of support of a multi-disciplinary team including a staff of social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, and educational liaisons. More than 6,000 children with cancer and blood disorders are treated annually---a network that is one of the largest of its kind in the country. For more information, please contact Bunny Flanders, Director of Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.