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“The Valerie Fund is staffed in a way that it meets the needs of the whole child and the whole family. It is a team approach to treatment in which everyone, especially the patients and their families, benefits.”
The Valerie Fund provides comprehensive health care, close to home. This means state-of-the-art medical treatment as well as a full slate of psycho/social/emotional programs that envelop and engage all members of the family in a therapeutic environment. Within each of our Centers, we meet these non-medical needs through our Child Life and Social Services Centers. We also run a week-long summer camp program for kids who have or have had cancer called Camp Happy Times—a miracle in and of itself.
“The Valerie Fund is equipped with everything to help people get better and go home…concern, love, equipment and tools, medicine, support, ideas, knowledge, and most of all, great people.
----Liam, age 8
Within our Centers, patients have immediate access to inpatient facilities, as well as technologically advanced laboratory and treatment equipment. Medical and emotional support for patients and their families is provided through The Valerie Fund treatment team, which includes:
Active participation in The Children's Oncology Group, a cooperative research project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, enables Valerie Fund patients to have access to highly advanced therapeutic options, including new treatment protocols and investigative drugs.
We strongly believe that by supporting families, we greatly enhance the quality of life for all, as well as the survival rates of our patients.
“The team of professionals at The Valerie Center was our salvation. They explained things to us, they held our hands, they brought the tissues. They made us feel that the chances of our boy being cured was great.”
“The Valerie Fund was extremely supportive towards my family and for that I thank them still, because I was not the only one battling the disease.”
----Eric, age 24
For a complete list of program funding opportunities, click here or contact Lori Abrams at (973) 761-0422 or LAbrams@TheValerieFund.org.
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