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We are honored to officially announce: The Inaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic will take place at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Tuesday October 11, 2016. This special event is presented by: Bergen Risk Managers andOtterstedt Insurance Agency to benefit: David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.
The Cosimano Family and Co-Founder David Caldarella and his family both grew up in north jersey but spent every summer and most off-season weekends together on Long Beach Island. The Cosimano’s are family to David and Mr. Cosimano was like a second dad. As many of you know, Frank A. Cosimano died on August 7th 2011 from Pancreatic cancer. Frank loved his wife Angela, family, friends, animals, golf and most importantly helping others. He was passionate about giving back to individuals and charities. One charity that was very close to Frank and remains close to his family is David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We will honor and remember this great man as join together for this Inaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic in this the 5th year of his passing to serve as “A Beacon of Hope” for all those families currently battling a cancer diagnosis.
We want to thank Jason, Kim and Mrs. Angela Cosimano for serving as Co-Chairs for this event and also want to take this time to welcome Jason Cosimano to the Board of Directors for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation! Our families battling a cancer diagnosis will greatly benefit from Jason’s commitment to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors.
A special thanks to our Golf Committee that includes family members and long-time friends from both the Caldarella and Cosimano families. We want to recognize members of The Guardians Family Trust sponsorship team: (Michael & Todd Accomando, Jaqueline Ceccarelli-Komsa, Ed Komsa, Lauren Komsa Curtis, John Curtis and Christina). We want to thank committee members: Stephen P. Sinisi Esq., Leonard Kaiser and Dr. Robert Siconolfi.
Thank you to Greg Porcino from Golf Event Management. Greg and David Caldarella started to discuss the possibility of a golf event to honor Frank A. Cosimano in late 2015 before David brought the idea to Jason, Kim and Mrs. Cosimano. Greg has played a pivotal role in bringing his expertise to this first time event. Also, want to thank the staff at White Beeches Golf & Country Club especially Manny Gonzalez and long-time friends of the Cosimano and Caldarella families: Lauren McGovern and Jim McGovern.
There is a limited number of sponsorship packages, individual player and/or dinner reception only tickets available for theInaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Tuesday October 11, 2016. We are pre-selling “Donald Ross Pinehurst Experience Trip for Two” raffle tickets for $50.00 – only 125 to be sold!
Please contact David Caldarella at: (609) 548-3382 or email@example.com for more information.
(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
White Beeches Golf & Country Club
70 Haworth Drive, Haworth, NJ 07641
Yoga for Women: A Cancer Recovery Workshop is a brand new 4 week partnership between Liquid Bliss Yoga and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Ashley Quinn, owner of Liquid Bliss Yoga, is committed to providing the patients of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation: support, serenity, peace and healing!
Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery is a 4 week program starting on Wednesday October 5th at 11am and meeting same day/time the rest of October at Liquid Bliss Yoga in Harvey Cedars with a focus on healing. Created by Christina Stoltz, breast cancer survivor, this program will explore gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.
Benefits include: Enhanced range of motion and flexibility, increased strength, stress relief, promotes lymph node flow and full body relaxation.
Please contact DDBCF Director Dani Corso: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like more information or are unable to pay for the 4 week program but would really like to attend.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Liquid Bliss Yoga
7806 Long Beach Boulevard, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
20th Annual Striped Bass Fishing Derby Presented by: The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
The Sea Shell is currently planning its 20th Annual Striped Bass Fishing Derby. The dates are October 28th, 29th, and 30th . Last year’s event was another success, featuring some exceptional striper fishing, and a whole lot of fun for all who were here. We registered 76 boats and nearly 300 anglers, and it was very encouraging to see some really big stripers weighed in. I don’t believe we ever had such a large amount of really big fish weighed. Most importantly, we raised $19,000.00, which was split between David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Our goals for this event are to provide yet another reason for people to frequent our island during the fall season, to provide a venue for boat fishermen, and most importantly, to provide funds for worthwhile local non-profit organizations and noteworthy community projects. To date, our Derby has generated nearly $300,000.00 for local non-profits. This year’s derby will benefit: David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation I know what you are thinking, “didn’t we donate half of last year’s money to David’s Dream and Believe”, you bet we did, and we are proud of it. We are so impressed with the work that these great people are doing right here in our community, that we feel compelled to reach out and help them again this year. I guarantee that someone you know has been helped by this wonderful organization. This is a fabulous cause, one that each and every one of us should be proud to support. I know that I am.
David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation was established by David Caldarella, founder and Stage IV cancer survivor in 2010. The Foundation has committed all of its resources to the community in the fight against cancer, and is unique in its dedication to assisting families through financial assistance for medical bills, groceries, transportation, housing costs & utilities, as well as emotional support from Founder David Caldarella himself. Since 2010, DDBCF has distributed in excess of $450,000.00 to over 600 local families through community support, annual events, donations & planned giving, all have been extremely important in their mission as a “Beacon of Hope.” In addition to making the difference of a lifetime, the Foundation has been fortunate to foster relationships with the youth community through Generation Dream & the Service Learning Program at Stockton University. David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial assistance, services and HOPE to families, affected by a cancer diagnosis. We thank those of you who supported last year’s event, and urge those who are not involved to join our charitable efforts. We appreciate your belief in the benefit of our hosting such an event in this area. We further hope that you will be generous and continue your support for this fun and worthwhile fishing tournament. Remember, every single dollar donated goes directly to David’s Dream and Believe. The derby itself is self-sufficient, and pays for itself through the fishermen’s registration fees. This event will cover the entire weekend, and has generated much interest in our island and in the sponsoring businesses. I will be stopping by interested businesses with a poster for you to display in your window. Please send your donation, with the sponsor form, to my attention at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club. Please get involved and be generous. Thank you for your consideration.
Tom Hughes, Derby Coordinator
Harvey Kelsall, Bob Smith, Rich Conaway, Rich Ferguson, Jim Kelly, David Cowles; Derby Committee
28 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 30 (Sunday) 12:00 pm
Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
10 S Atlantic Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Far too many men ignore signs of poor health and refuse to take action. By means of spreading awareness, we are making moves and we need your help. This Movember, we are asking men of all ages to grow a mo to help raise awareness & provide HOPE for male patients battling a cancer diagnosis. If growing a mo isn’t your forte, beards & manes are eligible too. Ladies are welcome and encouraged to get involved by collecting pledges and trimming their tresses.
In recognition of this underlying problem, Swing Graphics and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation have partnered to create “Shave The Date,” a one-time pop up barbershop at East in Surf City, New Jersey. On November 1, men & women are asked to document current hairstyles on their social media channels with #IShavedTheDate. Over the next month, they will grow out their hair while collecting pledges in support of their commitment for a No Shave November. On November 25, 2016, East will open its doors from 4-9pm to welcome participants to receive a shave or haircut with pledges of $50 or more. If you are unable to participate in the No Shave aspect of this event, but would like to take advantage of our popup barbershop, you are invited to make a donation of $25 for a shave or cut & $35 for a combo. If you are unable to attend the popup barbershop at East but would still like to participate in the fundraising, we welcome you to get involved – simply utilize out pledge sheets & visit your favorite barber to get the job done. Pledge sheets are available for download at davidsdreamandbelieve.org. Through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, all proceeds from Shave The Date will be directed to male patients battling a cancer diagnosis in need of financial assistance.
“We are currently in a men’s health crisis. Men are 25% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than women. When learning this, I had to ask myself, ‘What do I know about men’s health?’ I could barely even answer that question. I suddenly realized that awareness must be THE first step,” said Dawn Simon from Swing Graphics who has organized this event with the help of business partner Pete Sullivan.
David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial assistance, services and HOPE to families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Since 2011, DDBCF has supported 650 Families battling a cancer diagnosis with over $500,000 in grant donations and is currently on pace to offer financial & emotional support to one patient/family per day.
David Caldarella says, “As a stage IV head and neck cancer survivor and Co-Founder of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, it’s imperative we join together to raise awareness for men’s health. 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year and that number is set to double in 2050 according to the National Cancer Institute. Dawn Simon & Peter Sullivan from Swing Graphics have created a Movember Fundraiser in partnership with DDBCF called, ‘Shave the Date’ to not only raise awareness for men’s health in particular with cancer but also to raise funds for local men battling a cancer diagnosis. Please join with us as ‘A Beacon of Hope’ this Movember.”
(Friday) 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1600 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008