By CBSNewYork Team

VERONA, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — After being sidelined during the pandemic, hundreds of people in New Jersey will be back in action this weekend for a good cause.

The Valerie Fund Walk and 5K returns to Verona.

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Every step raises money for Valerie Fund centers, which help children with cancer and blood disorders.

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“Aside from treating me, they provide emotional care and friendship,” 17-year-old patient Connor McDermid said.

“We’ve missed hearing directly from the kids. We’ve missed being with the doctors and the psychologists,” Valerie Fund executive director Barry Kirschner said.

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The Valerie Fund Walk and 5K gets underway in Verona at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and CBS2 will be there to welcome all the families back.

CBSNewYork Team