All-Star Hockey Game to Benefit The Valerie Fund Kids Ice Cancer founded by local teenager supports pediatric cancer care in NJ
Campaign on schedule to reach $250,000 goal over two years of fundraising
Morristown, NJ: Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. Andrew Low of North Caldwell and a Junior at Morristown-Beard School became interested in raising money for young cancer patients after losing three family members to cancer in 2016. The Valerie Fund has seven centers located close to the homes of the 6,000 patients treated for cancer and blood disorders there each year. Several of the centers are also close to Andrew's home and he was motivated by the knowledge that his fundraising efforts would benefit local children. The patients receive state-of-the-art medical care as well as customized services that are not covered by insurance. Andrew embraced the organization's mission and understood the importance of maintaining the best quality of life for these critically ill children during a most challenging time. "Our motto of "Kids Helping Kids" was one of our motivation factors as a team. Sometimes we take for granted the little things in life and to be able to give back to the ones who are fighting some of the most challenging battles of their lives is something special."
Andrew founded Kids Ice Cancer and recruited friends and other interested hockey players he knew. Together, they raised $122,700 in 2020 to benefit the children of The Valerie Fund. After shutting down their efforts because of the pandemic, Andrew is hoping to once again leverage the group's networks of family and friends. At a recent Kick Off meeting, Andrew said, "Last year we had a fantastic start to Kids Ice Cancer, and I couldn't have been prouder of everyone involved. I'm thrilled to kick off this year and look forward to hitting our goal of $125,000. Thank you to all who have or will donate to our cause. Every dollar makes a difference!" Fundraising is now in full swing. Achieving Andrew's goal would bring the fundraising campaign's two-year total to a quarter of a million dollars and make Kids Ice Cancer one of the most successful community initiatives in Valerie Fund history. Last year's efforts were supposed to culminate in an exhibition hockey game but COVID-19 protocols sidelined the players. The Kids Ice Cancer All-Star game has been rescheduled for June 16th at 7pm at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. Livestreaming of the game will be provided by Morris-Sussex Sports https://morrissussexsports.com . For more information or to make a donation, please visit kidsicecancer.com or contact Bunny Flanders at 973-202-1992 or email@example.com.