With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, most people are collecting ideas for romantic date nights, the perfect red velvet cupcake recipe, and a new dress or pair of shoes. Companies, however, have different plans. CareOne LLC, for example, is using Valentine’s Day to support the Valerie Fund and the thousands of children with cancer and blood disorders who are supported by the organization. Daniel Straus, HealthBridge Management executive and CEO of CareOne, has set a $1 million fundraising goal for the Valentine’s Ball.
“Those of us at CareOne feel that there’s no more meaningful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than in support of The Valerie Fund,” Straus said in a statement.
“The work of the Valerie Fund is heartwarming, supporting both superb state-of-the-art outpatient healthcare and emotional support each year for thousands of New Jersey children with cancer and blood disorders. The fund is a wonderful example of love being expressed by giving to others, and we are proud to support it. We’ve set a fundraising goal of $1 million. That’s an ambitious goal but I am confident in the ability of our team to achieve and perhaps even exceed it.”
Straus went on the explain that members of the CareOne team, as well as affiliated companies like Healthbridge Management, have worked hard to support the fundraising campaign in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
“I am so proud of the CareOne team,” he said. “In addition to CareOne executives and team members, residents of many of our Centers raised funds with events such as bake sales and jewelry sales. Many of our vendors and suppliers also participated. This is the CareOne community coming together to help those in need.”
“The hard work and tremendous empathy of all those in the CareOne community has been remarkable to witness,” The Valerie Fund co-founders Ed and Sue Goldstein added. “The Valentine’s Ball will go a long way towards supporting the Valerie Fund’s mission. It will allow us to continue to provide comprehensive healthcare support for the seven Valerie Fund Centers that are so vital to these children and their families, including those without medical insurance.”