NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It is a life changing experience for any family to deal with cancer but when the patient is a child it can be overwhelming. That’s where organizations like the Valerie Fund come into play.

Their mission is to provide support for the health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

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Today, there are seven Valerie Fund Children’s Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders located in major hospitals in New Jersey, New York and the Philadelphia

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CBS-2 is a proud sponsor of the Valerie Fund Walk and 5-K run. Our own John Elliott will be there to kick-off the festivities on June 11 at 8:30 in Verona Park in Essex County, New Jersey.

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For more information, visit  www.TheValerieFund.org/walk