LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center recently received a $10,000 donation from The Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, in support of its work providing comprehensive medical services to children and young adults with leukemia, cancer and blood disorders.

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Front row (left to right): William Peterpaul; Susan Dulczak, clinical director and nurse practitioner, Valerie Fund Children’s Center, and clinical director, Pediatric Medical Day Stay;  and Children’s Hospital patient, Christopher Demelo of Long Branch

Back row (left to right):  Meg Fisher, M.D., medical director of The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth and chair of pediatrics; Bill Arnold, chief operating officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Luanne Peterpaul; Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Julia Peterpaul, and Tara Kelly, vice president,  Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.

Monmouth Medical Center is among seven hospitals in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania that is part of The Valerie Fund Children’s Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders, one of the nation’s largest and most advanced pediatric oncology/hematology networks, providing care to more than 5,000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.

Founded in memory of Thomas Peterpaul by his parents Barbara and Frank, The Thomas Peterpaul Foundation is a charitable foundation that seeks to find the cause and cure of childhood cancers through direct support of medical research; increase public awareness about the severity and prevalence of childhood cancers; and support patients and their families through a variety of services.