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Grace Eline and The Valerie Fund

Last month, Morris County resident Grace Eline was one of 13 guests invited to the State of the Union by President Donald Trump and the First Lady. #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sits down several special guests, including Grace herself.

Bunny Flanders, Director of Communications at The Valerie Fund, shares the incredible mission that was started by Sue and Ed Goldstein in 1976, after the loss of their daughter Valerie to childhood cancer. They experienced first-hand the added burden of traveling to Manhattan for treatment, and the high costs of treatment. Sue and Ed vowed to help families in similar situations gain easier access to more customized care.

Now, the Valerie Fund treats 6,000 children per year at seven treatment centers. They also award post-secondary scholarships to children as another way of easing the financial burden on these families.

Grace’s grandfather, Dan Reichard, saw the expert care being given to his granddaughter, and was himself, inspired. Dan’s idea was to create a “show house”, which showcases the talent and vision of some of the area’s most extraordinary interior designs. You can find more information on the house, located in Plainfield, NJ on The Valerie Fund’s site.

Grace, who is now cancer-free, speaks very highly of her time in the White House. She says Melania Trump, who “smelled like…Chanel” was very nice, and even extended an invitation to return to the White house anytime!

Now that her priorities have shifted back to just being a kid, Grace enjoys playing sports like basketball and softball, gymnastics and painting. She has even served as the honorary captain of the New York Jets!

The Valerie Fund clearly had a profound account on Grace, who discusses her time at sleep-away camp, Camp Happy Times, as being special to her because of the comradery between her and other children who have shared experiences. At only 10-years-old, Grace already want to use this experience to help others, by hoping to one day become a doctor. She hopes that her experiences and first-hand account of treatment to help her patients.

To learn more about the Valerie Fund and the April 25th Grand Opening of the show house, visit: thevaleriefund.org/showhouse/

MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid On Media in the Trump Era

MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the relationship between the media and President Trump.

“What we have right now,” Reid says, “is a president who sees himself as an opponent of the media.” She explains that President Trump only sees media that praises him as valid.

She states that President Trump will continue to tell his followers that media that does not cover him with adulation is invalid. She says that at this time, a relationship between the White House and the media is nonexistent.

To learn more about Joy-Ann Reid, click here.

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Inauguration Weekend Recap

Don’t let this cold weather bring you down it’s not bringing down New Jersey! Hip New Jersey’s weekend recap holds everything from NBC’s TV series ‘This Is Us’, Melania Trump’s Fashion and all of the sister marches in New Jersey.

Friday- What’s a better way to get through the cold days in January than to watch a heart warming TV show?
New Jersey’s, TV producer and screenwriter Dan Fogelman, has announced to twitter the exciting news that there will be two more seasons of #NBC’s ‘This Is Us’. Fogelman shared a video of the cast finding out the news via Twitter. ‘This Is Us’ is described as a comedy-drama. The first season was heart warming and tear jerking portraying a family filled with love and all of the obstacles they have to face.

Congrats to this amazing cast on taking home the @PeoplesChoice Award for Favorite New TV Drama! #ThisIsUs

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Melania Trump wears the Ralph Lauren ensemble very well and beautifully at President Donald Trumps Inauguration on Friday. Her sophisticated look was a sky-blue tweed cashmere jacket, a mock turtle neck dress and matching gloves and pumps! The outfit chosen on this special day will set the tone to Melania’s style for the rest of her term as First Lady. Ralph Lauren has also designed many of Hillary Clinton’s pant suits. 

Melania in her sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress designed by Ralph Lauren ?

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Saturday, held the Women’s March in Washington D.C to make a statement.Their statements varied from women’s rights and to LGBTQ’s rights and many other reasons. The Women’s March wanted to stand up for their beliefs, but not all could attend Washington D.C.’s march. This lead to many ‘sister marches’ throughout the state. The six places in New Jersey, were Trenton, Asbury park, Mount Laurel, Pompton plains, Westfield and Wycoff. Thousands of men and women attended the marches in New Jersey, one of them being Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen’s wife in Asbury park.  

@womensmarch @asburyparkboardwalk beautiful day with my mom and cousins and friends…

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Sunday-Our home teams may not have made the playoffs but we still have a touch of New Jersey going to the super bowl. New Jersey’s very own Rutgers University graduate, Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons scored a touchdown bringing them closer to the Super Bowl on February 5th. Mohamed Sanu was drafted from Rutgers University after being the first freshman to ever start as a wide receiver. It doesn’t end there for New Jersey, another Rutgers University graduate Logan Ryan of the New England Patriots is going to the Super Bowl! Ryan plays as a cornerback for the Patriots. Garden states working hard and will be playing harder come February 5th! 

Super Bowl bound!!!! #Brotherhood #RiseUp!

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Great Team Win #PatsNation

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