Please join us on Sunday May 7th for our 5th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure. This is a motorcycle and classic car ride with After-Party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We are excited to have our friends from Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin back as the Presenting Sponsors for this year’s event. We are honored when a respected business in the community like Barlow Buick GMC combines forces with us to support our families battling a cancer diagnosis.
This is the fifth year for Cruisin for a Cure which was created in 2012 by Kathleen Ryan from Walters Homes. In 2013, this event was renamed to honor Frank V. Panzone Jr. Frank was so giving to his community throughout his life and his giving spirit was on full display throughout his battle with stage IV cancer. His spirit, determination and courage in the face of indomitable odds are only a couple of the reasons we are so proud to call this event the Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure! Frank’s daughter Kristin Panzone Moritz is serving her second term on our Board of Directors and his other daughter, Jillian Elsasser served as a Board member through 2015. Jillian is currently serving as President of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, a position in which her father served for many years. The Panzone Family and their businesses, Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City and Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta in Beach Haven have been supporters of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation since our first pizza party fundraiser at the Ship Bottom Fire House in December 2010!
We invite you to take part in either the ride, the after party or both options. You can pre-register for the ride by completing the application below and mailing it to us or by visiting Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City. Our ride will start at Taylor Avenue Park in Beach Haven, NJ and weather permitting, the ride will cover 60 miles off the island with a return to Joe Pop’s. In the event of inclement weather, we will modify the ride and cruise to the Lighthouse in Barnegat Light and back to Joe Pop’s. Registration begins at 9:00am with kickstands up at 10:45am. A donation of $35.00 (individual), $60 (couple) and $15 for each additional passenger in a classic car includes: 1 rider, 1 ticket to after party and 1 commemorative pin per person. Free bagels, donuts and coffee will be served at registration.
You do not need to ride a bike or own a classic car to enjoy the party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar in Ship Bottom from 12:00pm-4:00pm. A donation of $35.00 (individual), $50.00 (couple), $15 (kids 6-20) and kids 5 and under are FREE! Party includes: hot & cold buffet lunch, Live Music from Southern Regional High School’s own Wet Metal Band opening the show and our friends Ted Hammock & Jason Booth playing the tunes after that. Our Amazing Cruisin Auction is managed by Cathy Deely this year. If you can help with the donation of an auction item, please contact Cathy: firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 937-0411.
You can download our Registration and Sponsorship forms below. We value your support and your desire to help provide Hope to families battling a cancer diagnosis. With your help, we can maintain the momentum of 2016 in which we helped 244 Families with $215,457.97 of financial assistance. 2011-2016: 763 Families & $621,813.06 in Patient Grants!
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(Sunday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Joe Pops Shore Bar
2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
The 6th Annual Stafford Run for HOPE: Tri/Du/Aqua/5K will take place on Saturday June 17th at Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin, NJ! This is the 6th year for the Stafford Tri/Du/Aqua event and the second year that David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) will be integrally involved in this event in collaboration with our friend Ross Reynolds from Trident Multisport. Ross established Trident Multisport to bring excellent multisport events to southern New Jersey. Giving back to the community is a major focus of their team as well as promoting healthy lifestyles. Trident’s website has this Hawaiian statement on its’ main page:
“Ahuwale ka po’okela I kau hana ia ha’i.” It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt.”
We are extremely excited to announce that our good friends and brand-new community partners, D. Finelli Construction and Lou’s Electric will be the Co-Presenting Sponsors for this year’s event. We cannot thank Dave Finelli, Lou Manganiello and their teams enough for their continued support and commitment to help us serve our families affected by a cancer diagnosis. The Finelli and Manganiello families have been supporters of the Foundation for many years and support other events throughout the year including our 5th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure on Sunday May 7th and our 5th Annual Island Gala on Friday August 4th.
We are very excited that our youth group, Generation Dream, will play a major role in this event by fundraising and raising awareness on their own within the community. Please support these amazing kids if they should come knocking at your home or business. We are equally excited and honored to have the support of our DDBCF student group from Southern Regional High School. The students will manage registration, the transition area, water stations on the 5K course and participate in the races.
We are accepting sponsorships for the 6th Annual Stafford Run for Hope: Tri/Du/Aqua/5K! Click on Sponsorship Form link below.
(Saturday) 6:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Manahawkin Lake Park
Manahawkin Lake Park, Manahawkin NJ 08050