West Orange, NJ (June 19, 2013) – JAG-ONE Physical Therapy assisted the Valerie Fund in raising over $1,000,000 at this year’s annual walk and 5K run held at Verona Park on June 15th. This year’s event brought over 5,000 people to Verona Park with over 1,000 runners taking part in the 5K run, the organization’s biggest turnout to date!
ABOUT THE VALERIE FUND
The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The Valerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue. Families turn to The Valerie Fund because of the unique combination of medical care, counseling, and other services it provides. The Valerie Fund Children's Centers comprise the largest network of healthcare facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey, and one of the largest in the nation. We host over 25,000 patient visits each year. 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 area providing caring, comprehensive, state-of-the-art outpatient health care to more than 4,000 children and their families each year. This network means that sick children are able to receive care close to their homes. Before The Valerie Fund, many children—such as Valerie Goldstein—had to travel long distances because the treatment they needed was available only at major medical facilities located in large cities.
At The Valerie Fund Centers, patients receive far more than treatment for their physical illnesses. Our 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. Childhood disease strikes not only the child, but the entire family. When a child is a patient at a Valerie Fund Center, a staff of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and child-life specialists enfold the child and the family in a blanket of ongoing, individualized care. We firmly believe this approach is the most effective way to fight childhood disease.
ABOUT JAG PHYSICAL THERAPY
JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company which provides physical therapy care for general orthopedic, sports and soft tissue injuries, Workers’ Compensation cases, and Medicare patients. Our experienced, caring physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists are invested in your full recovery. JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is New Jersey’s physical therapy leader in the recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow, and back injuries. We feature state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and beautiful, spacious facilities that cater to your rehabilitation needs. John Gallucci Jr., the President of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, is one of the foremost leaders in physical therapy care. John’s education and years of experience in the medical and sport medicine realm have provided a foundation for JAG-ONE Physical Therapy’s expertise in patient care. John is currently the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer, sits as an appointed member of the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, and has served as the head athletic trainer for several professional and amateur teams including the New York Red Bulls (MLS).