MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. When sophomore and hockey player Andrew Low lost three family members to cancer in 2016 he decided that he needed to play his position on the team fighting back against cancer. Low founded Kids Ice Cancer to work with children to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. This year, Kids Ice Cancer is working with The Valerie Fund to support the seven Valerie Fund Children’s Centers around New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. The Valerie Fund is a Maplewood-based nonprofit organization.
“I founded Kids Ice Cancer for the purpose of enabling kids to help other kids who are fighting cancer. We believe that kids want to give back to their community but often don’t know how or where to start. We make it easy by engaging hockey players to come to play a game they love while raising money for pediatric cancer. This year our all-star hockey game fundraising will be to support The Valerie Fund, a local charity that supports children with cancer and blood disorders,” Low said.
This year’s Kids Ice Cancer ice hockey game will be held Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. on The Rink at American Dream, located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford. The game will be free to view.
“We’re thrilled to host this year’s Kids Ice Cancer ice hockey game at American Dream,” American Dream Co-CEO Don Ghermezian said. “Giving back to the local community is part of our DNA and once we heard about Kids Ice Cancer’s mission, we had to be involved with this amazing organization.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit kidsicecancer.com or contact Bunny Flanders at 973-761-0422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.