All-Star Hockey Game to benefit the Valerie Fund – Essex News Daily

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund, which is based in Maplewood, are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. The Kids Ice Cancer All-Star Hockey Game is Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange. The match will be broadcast live on

Established in 1976, in memory of Maplewood child Valerie Goldstein, the Valerie Fund’s mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The seven Valerie Fund Children’s Centers in New Jersey, New York and the Philadelphia metropolitan area constitute the largest network of health care facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey, and the one of the largest in the country.

Kids Ice Cancer was founded by Morristown Beard School senior Andrew Low, a North Caldwell resident who became interested in raising money for young cancer patients after losing three family members to cancer in 2016.

“When I started Kids Ice Cancer, I never imagined how much help I would receive. Our mission, ‘kids helping kids’, resonates with people of all ages, and it’s inspiring to be able to rally other young student-athletes to work on raising funds for the Valerie Fund,” said Low.

Along with friends and other interested hockey players he knew, Low raised nearly $200,000 in the first two years of his nonprofit to benefit the children of the Valerie Fund.

“We’ve raised $190,000 since we started two years ago, and our goal this year is to raise another $60,000, which will bring our total fundraising to $250,000. Nothing will make me prouder than to knowing that all of the young people who have participated in Kids Ice Cancer over the past few years have helped thousands of children and their families through the most difficult times in their lives,” said Low.

For more information or to donate, visit www.kidsicecancer.comor contact Bunny Flanders at 973-202-1992 or

Catherine J. Martinez