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Valerie Fund Helps Young Patients Keep Spirits High

For young people with serious illnesses, the Valerie Fund is a becon of hope, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.

06/04/2012

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Jessica Vega Gets Time Served After Admitting To Faking Cancer To Get Donated Wedding Perks

She wore white on her wedding day, only to end up in an orange jump suit, charged with fraud. But on Wednesday the bride who lied about having terminal cancer was released from jail and hoping to start her life over.

05/23/2012

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Jessica Vega Charged After Allegedly Claiming She Had Cancer To Get Dream Wedding

“By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.

04/10/2012

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Taylor Swift Asks Somerdale Teen Battling Leukemia To Country Music Awards

The country star asked a fan, Kevin McGuire of Somerdale, N.J., to the awards show. McGuire is 18 and has leukemia. His sister had started a campaign on Facebook to get Swift to go with him to his prom.

02/25/2012

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L.I. Contractor Donates Services To Build Cancer Patient Special Apartment

When a Long Island contractor heard about the story of a cancer patient, he had to help.

02/21/2012

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Elizabeth Girl Gets Bone Marrow Transplant After Visa Flap Resolved

A 5-year-old New Jersey girl with leukemia has received a bone marrow transplant from her older Salvadoran sister whose initial attempt to come to the United States was blocked.

01/25/2012

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Bone Marrow Drive Being Held For Bronx Man In Need Of Transplant

Dianos Guerrero Baez is battling leukemia and the best matches for a bone marrow transplant were killed in the crash of American Airlines flight 587.

01/13/2012

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Bronx Man Whose Family Was Killed In Plane Crash Still Fighting Leukemia

“My mother’s death and my two little sisters’ deaths, I would rather get cancer over again,” said Dionis Guerrero Baez.

01/11/2012

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NJ Girl Returns Home After Beating Cancer For 3rd Time

Mya returned from a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was successfully treated for leukemia.

12/23/2011

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Visa Denied For Sister Of NJ Girl In Desperate Need Of Bone Marrow Transplant

An Elizabeth, N.J. girl is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Giselles is the only available donor, she has been denied a travel visa to the United States.

11/28/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Relay Race From Brooklyn To Catskills To Raise Funds For Cancer Charity

A 200-kilometer mega-marathon relay race fundraiser starting in Brooklyn and ending in the Catskills kicks off this week.

08/15/2011

This microscopy image provided by Dr. Carl June on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 shows immune system T-cells, center, binding to beads which cause the cells to divide. (credit: AP Photo/Dr. Carl June)

‘Amazing’ Therapy Destroys Leukemia In Three Patients

They’ve only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer.

08/10/2011

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After Beating Leukemia With Valerie Fund, Child Cancer Patient Gives Back

Lisa’s daughter Bethany was 5-years-old and consistently sick with fevers, ear infections and colds. Now, she is healthy and helping those who are sick.

06/10/2011

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Valerie Fund Helps Not Only Young Cancer Patients, But Also Their Parents

You’ve been hearing this week about how the Valerie Fund puts young cancer patients at ease, but it also does wonders for their parents.

06/08/2011

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Valerie Fund Helps Child Cancer Patients In New Jersey, Some Barely Able To Speak

Even little children get cancer, including those who are barely old enough to speak, and the Valerie Fund is there to help them.

06/07/2011

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