The Valerie Fund proudly supports sickle cell patients and their families. Sickle cell disease is a debilitating, life-long inherited blood disorder that mostly effects African Americans. This disease is under-recognized and underfunded.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center treats more patients with sickle cell anemia than any other hospital in NJ. The Valerie Fund cares for over 6000 patients annually and approximately 80% of children with cancer and blood disorders in NJ.