About Us

The Valerie Fund will be partnering with New Jersey auto retailers in 2016 to create an incredible campaign (New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite) to raise money and awareness of The Valerie Fund and highlight the philanthropic work auto retailers do in communities throughout New Jersey.

The Valerie Fund has supported comprehensive health care services for children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976. The seven Valerie Fund Centers are located in major hospitals in New Jersey and the surrounding area and treat more than 4,000 patients annually.

The Valerie Fund Centers treat the medical, emotional, social, and developmental needs of children with cancer and have a staff of counselors, psychologists, and specialists who treat the entire family.

The New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign will run from May 30, 2016 - October 31, 2016 and will be supported by marketing to raise both dealership and consumer awareness.

A sweepstakes event in October will be held to select the 1 Grand Prize Car Winner.

About the Fund

Our Mission

The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

Our Beginning

The Valerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue.

Our Impact

Families turn to The Valerie Fund because of the unique combination of medical care, counseling, and other services it provides. The Valerie Fund Children's Centers comprise the largest network of healthcare facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey, and one of the largest in the nation. We host over 25,000 patient visits each year.

Close to Home: Today there are seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders located in major hospitals in New Jersey, New York, and the Philadelphia area providing caring, comprehensive, state-of-the-art outpatient health care to more than 4,000 children and their families each year. This network means that sick children are able to receive care close to their homes. Before The Valerie Fund, many children—such as Valerie Goldstein—had to travel long distances because the treatment they needed was available only at major medical facilities located in large cities.

The Whole Patient: At The Valerie Fund Centers, patients receive far more than treatment for their physical illnesses. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children with whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically.

The Entire Family: Childhood disease strikes not only the child, but the entire family. When a child is a patient at a Valerie Fund Center, a staff of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and child-life specialists enfold the child and the family in a blanket of ongoing, individualized care. We firmly believe this approach is the most effective way to fight childhood disease.