Saturday, June 10, 2017
How It Works: The Valerie Fund relies on the dollars raised to help the children who live in our community. The Walk and 5K Run will support our mission to provide comprehensive health care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Every step you walk or run and every dollar you raise helps at The Valerie Fund Centers. Patients receive far more than treatment for their physical illnesses. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children with whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically.
Registration: Click here to register for the certified 5K race and the Walk or call The Valerie Fund offices at 973-761-0422.
Location: Verona Park, Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave. Verona, NJ
5K Race: Registration 7:00am • Race begins 8:30am • Awards 9:15am
Walk: Registration 8:30am • Opening ceremony 9:30 am • Walk begins 10:00am • Awards 11:00am
Support: More than 4,000 people are expected to attend and all net proceeds will benefit the children of The Valerie Fund. This premier fundraiser, now in its ninth year has grown steadily over time—in attendance, number of donations and sponsorship participation. Last year’s walk was an amazing success and raised over $1,000,000. More than 75 sponsors and the grass roots efforts of hundreds of teams made it happen. The day is a celebration of the hope and courage of Valerie Fund patients and their families. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by local sponsors and entertainment will include carnival activities, live music, face painting and a photo booth.
Watch our coverage of the 2013 Valerie Fund Walk & 5k Race:
CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu chatted with Bunny Flanders of the Valerie Fund and 9-year-old cancer survivor Molly Greenwald before last year’s race.
CBS2, WLNY10/55 & WCBS 880 are proud sponsors of the 2014 Valerie Fund Walk & 5k Race.