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Support Jack and the Valerie Center - Pediatric Cancer Clinic
Dear Friends and Family:
On November 17th, I will be running a
in honor of 7-year-old
. Jack, who is my son Michael’s best friend, was diagnosed with Leukemia last December and has been receiving intensive chemotherapy treatment since.
Jack fortunately just entered the maintenance phase, which still marks a two and half year journey ahead to the successful end of his treatment. Jack has received excellent care locally here at the Valerie Center (Pediatric Oncology Clinic). Andrea regularly expresses to me how blessed her family is to have this place just minutes from her home when many families must travel long distances and in some cases, relocate to be closer to the specialized care that they need for their child. Jack has had an incredible attitude since day 1 of his diagnosis and is an inspiration to our family. His doctors have consistently remarked they have never seen any child handle the treatment the way Jack has from both a physical and emotional perspective.
Jack's mom, Andrea, and I are close friends and we also used to commute into NYC together for work. I have missed my commuting buddy while she has been working from home to be closer to Jack. I recently started running/walking with Andrea and I have convinced her to do the race with me on November 17th with the objective to raise money for the planned expansion of the Valerie Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.
To learn more about the race click here!
and help us raise funds for the expansion of this very special place. The Valerie Center is a small clinic in size and unfortunately, with increasing numbers of new patients, they are overdue to expand their facility to provide the best care not only for Jack, but the many dozens of infants, children and teenagers battling various forms of cancer.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the Valerie Center and with your
we can reach our goal.
I invite you all to
click here to view a video clip
of Jack's dad, Nick, speaking at a recent event on behalf of the Valerie Center to help raise funds from prominent donors locally in NJ.
To make a donation please click the
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Xo Maria Beacom
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Sending well wishes to Jack!
What a wonderful cause! Prayers for Jack's good health!
Prayers for everyone. You’re awesome Maria.
So awesome ladies! You both will do amazing! Xo Sarah Dunn
Go team Jack!
Soultana and Matt Reigle
Wonderful effort for a wonderful cause!!! Good luck on the run and continued strength and good news to Jack. ❤️
Happy to help this lovely neighbor! What a great initiative.
You’re amazing Ri!
Prayers to Jack!! Will be cheering you guys on! Good luck Maria & team Jack! Such an inspiration!
Go Andrea! And go Jack! Your family is a true inspiration to us. And Maria, you rock!
Great to see Jack with his dad playing soccer like all the other boys -go jack go!
You, Nick, and especially Jack have been a tremendous inspiration. Through Nick's incredible posts, and my constant communication with Freddie, I feel I have been a small part of your journey. That said, I can only imagine how emotional this ride has been. God bless Jack for being so amazing throughout. God bless you, Nick, and your close family and friends for giving endless love, care, encouragement, and support to Jack. Good Luck on the 17th Andrea.
Maria, thank you for the love and support you give my sister every day. I am eternally grateful she has a friend like you and I am so thankful that Jack has such a wonderful friend in Michael. Go Team Jack.
Roberta & Rick Maida
Lots of luck with your run Andrea & Maria! Valerie Center & Goreb Children's Hospital is the BEST! Thanks for taking such great care of our grandson Jack. Love, Roberta & Rick Maida
Good luck Maria!
Good luck with your race & good health always for our hero, Jack. 💙
Keep up the fight and stay strong!
Go Maria Beacom and team Jack!!
Go Andrea and Maria! We love you Jack! - The Aromando Family
Donation made in support of Maria Beacom
We are so blessed to have Jack in our lives. Our hearts are so full of love for our grandson. He is the sweetest, kindest, most loving grandson for which we could ever hope as well as courageous and high-spirited in his fight against this illness. Thank you Valerie Center for your care of our grandson and others in their battle against cancer.
Good luck Jack!
Go Jack! We are cheering you on. Maria, go run like the wind!
With love. Always in our prayers. Stephanie and Kevin Sullivan
Always in our prayers With love Uncle Ed and Aunt Lil
Continue to inspire!
Go Andrea and Maria! Love, Nick
Go team jack!
Go Team Jack!!!!
This is incredible!!!! Jack is one amazing, brave kid❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
What a wonderful thing for both of you. Love, strength and prayers to all. xo The Tracys
Dean and Talar Boorujy
Go team Jack!!
Happy to help support the organization that is in the process of returning Jack to health and help them to duplicate that level of care and compassion for other children in need! Charlene & Joe Harvey & Mary Vozzo
Keep kicking this Jack you are truly amazing! Big cheers for Andrea and Maria's run for Team Jack! xoxo Cathyann Ray
Go Team Jack!
With love from NFE xxx
Go Team Jack!!
Go Maria! God bless Jack - he is in my prayers.
Martha & Bob Baisch
Go team Jack! Love, Nonna Carnevale
Tiffany & Matt Gallo
Good luck Maria...and go team Jack!
Chris & Kristan Sands
Good Luck Maria & Andrea!! So proud of you both! I know you will both do great! Amazing how much you have raised for Team Jack!!<3 xo
Jessica and Eddie Droge
For team Jack. That this dreaded disease will be wiped out. Much Love Karen and Frank Aversa.
We love team Jack!
Go team Jack!!!!
Way to go!
Linda and Darren Tapp
The Nevistich Family
Maria, you are an inspiration! All the best to the Farina family!
Go get em’ Maria 😀
Maria, my love, you have been in my thoughts. Thinking of your friend Andrea and her son, Jack.
Great job Team Jack!
Brian, Tina and Brian Jr Monaghan
Jack Strong! Glad we could participate.
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