The Valerie Fund has been in operation for 36 years and helps more than 4,000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.
WCBS 880 has partnered with the Valerie Fund to support this Saturday’s Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run, which will be held in Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.
Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.
There are no age limits on the children the Valerie Fund will treat. Even the littlest of children can get cancer. Katie Mulcahy was only 14-months-old.
This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.
The charitable organization works with sick children and their families to make the trying time a little easier for the whole family.
For children with cancer and blood disorders, living a normal life is a challenge, but it’s one eased by the people at the Valerie Fund, WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported.
The Valerie Fund’s help has inspired families and a whole town to come out and rally for the cause of fighting cancer and blood disorders, WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported.
For cancer patients who once saw darkness ahead, there is now light, and a bright future helping others. It’s because of the help of the Valerie Fund, WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported.
For teenagers with leukemia, there is hope, and it comes from the Valerie Fund, as WCBS 880’s John Metaxas found out.
For young people with serious illnesses, the Valerie Fund is a becon of hope, WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported.
Thousands of people are in Verona, New Jersey this morning lacing-up their sneakers for the annual Valerie Fund Walk.
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.
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