GG's Angels & BEND Don't Break

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Hello friends and family and amazing supporters! Welcome to GG's Angels & BEND Don't Break! We are again a joint team of Bend Don't Break & GG's Angels!!! We are both Valerie Fund families and warriors that 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. The Eline's and the Herko's know first hand how valuable these resources and support are. Let's pay it back and rally together for this great organization! 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.) After two and half years of treatment, Ben completed his protocol in September of 2021. Ben is a very happy and sweet, soon to be ten year old who we have all learned so much from...especially during these not so ordinary times. He was never phased by what he had to go through and inspires his parents and sister Nora every day. Ben is excited to start the fourth grade and spent much of the summer doing what he loves most now, fishing! We want to keep the momentum going in 2023!!! 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 Grace's pituitary gland in the center of her brain. From that moment she went into several tests, scans, lumbar punctures, and blood draws over the next few weeks. She was diagnosed May 2, 2018 with Germinoma Brain Cancer and everything was so scary for her. The Valerie Fund helped Grace feel better with all of their therapists and support staff. The Valerie Fund was not just amazing for Grace. It was also amazing for our family and friends. The crew at the Valerie Fund is the best there is. Grace is currently showing No Evidence of Disease (NED) and will continue to have scans for the rest of her life. Grace was able to represent all TVF kids at the 2019 State Of The Union address with the President and First Lady. She continues to keep up advocacy in Trenton and Washington DC to continue to help fight pediatric cancer. You can learn more at The Valerie Fund and all it does would not be possible without the support of all of you! Thank you! Let's keep it going! Please register to walk or run on our team. If you cannot walk with us - please consider donating to this amazing organization in honor of Ben & Grace. Every bit makes a difference to give help to the kids that are fighting just like Ben & Grace. THANK YOU!

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