Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976

Our Goal of $600,000


2020 Thanksgiving Ball Gala

If you missed you can still watch.

Although the world has changed considerably these last months, The Valerie Fund’s goals are still the same—to continue to offer the best compassionate healthcare to children battling cancer and blood disorders.

As a result of the pandemic, the need for expanded support in emergency funding has helped ensure our families have money for food, rent and other essential needs. Our focus remains on the patients and the rest of their family.

Critically ill children in our area fighting cancer and blood disorders have benefited greatly from the extraordinary generosity of so many who have attended the Thanksgiving Ball Gala in the past. This year, we will shine a well-deserved spotlight on the healthcare heroes of The Valerie Fund Children’s Centers.

More importantly than ever, we know our fundraising efforts and your collective response will make a difference. We encourage you to lean into this virtual opportunity and invite friends and family from near and far who normally would not be able to join us. We have no doubt these unprecedented times will bring out the best in all of us. They need us and we need you.

Please join us right here on Friday at 7pm to watch the live stream of the gala.

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Our Presenting Sponsor

American Express

Friday, November 20 - 7:00-8:30 pm | Silent Auction | Live Services Auction

who provide emotional, social, psychological and educational support throughout treatment and beyond

Maria Graminski, LCSW - Palliative Care Social Worker
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

Shannon Heffernan, MSW - Social Work
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Jillian Hinko, CCLS - Child Life Specialist
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Kaitlin Murtagh, BA, M.Ed. - Educational Coordinator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, New Jersey Section of
Hematology/Oncology Specialty Care Center

Joann Spera*, BA, MA - Educational Liaison
Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center

Dr. Dara Steinberg, Clinical Psychologist
New York - Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Columbia


Services to Support Amnt. Qty.

A Month of Psychological and Educational Support at a Valerie Fund Center


A One-Year College Scholarship for a Valerie Fund Patient


A Week of Psychological Support


Happy Camper Scholarship


A Day of Social Work and Child Life


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