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 Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
Every step raises money for Valerie Fund centers, which help children with cancer and blood disorders.READ MORE: New York State Trooper Christopher Baldner Charged With Murder In Christmas 2020 Crash In Ulster County That Killed 11-Year-Old
“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.MORE NEWS: FDNY Planning Big Anti-COVID Vaccine Mandate Demonstration For Thursday Morning Outside Gracie Mansion
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.