At the Valerie Fund we are aware that in order to treat the whole patient effectively, our care must extend beyond the treatment at our Centers. We know that when a child with cancer or a blood disorder – and that child's family – walk out our doors, whether leaving for that day or for the last time, their needs don't go away. That's why we provide services and programs to continue supporting families beyond our seven state-of-the art Centers.
The Valerie Fund Centers are hospital-based specialty centers where children are diagnosed and treated for cancer and blood disorders. At our centers, psychosocial staff work alongside medical staff to help patients and families navigate through the fear, stress and uncertainty that go hand in hand with their illness.
We provide each patient with a team of social workers, psychologists and child life specialists that support them throughout their journey, which eases the burden so their family can concentrate on healing.
Since forming the Valerie Fund Scholarship in 2006, we have given financial support to hundreds of children treated at one of our seven centers to put towards a post-secondary education. We are grateful to our generous donors for making this scholarship program possible and allowing our children to continue their journey.
For more than 35 years, The Valerie Fund has operated Camp Happy Times, a one-week overnight camp experience for any child aged 5-21 who has or has had cancer, regardless of where they are treated. The Valerie Fund offers Camp Happy Times free of charge, including transportation, meals and on-site medical care.Over 150 children attend Camp Happy Times each summer.