PARSIPPANY — Bella Rocco, a senior at Parsippany High School, and former patient has been attending the Walk since 2009 and each year her team, Bella’s Bunch has the distinction of fielding the most participants.
The Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run was held on Saturday, June 8, in Verona Park, Verona.
Valerie Fund 2019 goal was $1,000,000 and as of Tuesday, June 11, they raised $975,693.86 so far. 186 teams, 575 runners, 2196 walkers and 2,771 participants. This year Bella’s Bunch raised a little over $4,000 bringing their eleven year total to over $70,000.00.
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The Valerie Fund provides comprehensive care to children with cancer and blood disorders and their families in our centers at seven pediatric hospitals in NJ, NY and metro Philadelphia. We also offer support beyond our centers because we believe that the most effective way to heal the children in our care is to treat them in mind, body and spirit. That support starts the minute you step into one of our centers and continues well after you walk out the door.
The Valerie Fund relies on the dollars raised to help the children who live in our community. The Walk and 5K Run supports their 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. Their 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.