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Please join us on Sunday May 6th for our 6th Annual Frank
Please join us on Sunday May 6th for our 6th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr Memorial Cruisin’ for a Cure. This is a motorcycle and classic car ride with a family-friendly after-party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.
We are extremely grateful and equally excited to announce that our generous friends from Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin are returning for the 3rd year as our Presenting Sponsor. 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.
In 2013, this event was renamed to honor Frank V. Panzone Jr. Frank was so involved in the community throughout his life and his giving spirit shined throughout his battle with stage IV cancer. His spirit, determination and courage in the face of indomitable odds are only a few of the reasons we are so proud to call this event the Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin’ for a Cure! Frank’s daughters are both living legacies to Frank, as Kristin Panzone Moritz is serving her second term on our Board of Directors and was recently elected Vice President. Jillian Panzone Elsasser served as a Board Member through 2015 and currently sits on our brand new Advisory Board. Jillian also serves 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 are also excited to announce that the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, 120 NJ-72, Manahawkin, will be the starting point for this year’s ride. The Beach Haven Moose Lodge and Beach Haven Moose Riders have been so good to us throughout the years and we look forward to our new home for the start of the Frank V. Panzone Memorial Cruisin’ for a Cure. Registration begins at 9:00am with kickstands up at 10:45am. A donation of $30 (individual), $50 (couple) and $20 for each additional passenger in a classic car. Price includes 1 rider, 1 ticket to after party and 1 commemorative pin per person. Breakfast will be served by the Beach Haven Moose Lodge for $8.
You do not need to ride a bike or own a classic car to enjoy the party, live music and games at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant Ship Bottom from 12:00-4:00pm. PRE-PURCHASE your tickets until Sunday April 22 to save on admission ($20 – Adult 18 and up) and ($10 – Kids 10-17).
Party includes hot & cold buffet lunch featuring Panzone’s Pizza, SunnyRae’s Kitchen, Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant and the award-winning Chowderfest Manahattan Clam Chowder from Lefty’s Tavern in honor of DDBCF’s selection as the 30th Anniversary Chowderfest Charity for a Cause Partner! Also, Live Music with Ted Hammock and Jason Booth, Auction, Face-Painting with Sprinkles the Clown and Party Crashers Gaming Trailer for the kids.
Monday April 23 – Day of Event: Joe Pop’s Party: $30 (Adult 18 and up), $15 (Kids 10-17) and Kids 9 and under Free!
We value your support and your desire to provide HOPE to families battling a cancer diagnosis. With your help, we have been able to offer financial assistance to 1,004 Families & $778,381.91 in Patient Grants!
(Sunday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Joe Pops Shore Bar
2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
The 3rd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf
The 3rd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic presented by: Bergen Risk Managers to benefit: David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) with support from: Hackensack Meridian Health, Otterstedt Insurance Agency and Jetty will take place at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Monday June 4, 2018.
The Cosimano and Caldarella families 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 Co-Founder David Caldarella. As many of you know, Frank A. Cosimano passed away on August 7, 2011 from Pancreatic cancer. Frank loved his wife Angela, daughter Kim son Jason, daughter-in-law Dorothy, his 6 grand kids, 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 DDBCF. Please join us as we honor and remember this great man at The 3rd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic on Monday June 4th.
We want to thank Jason Cosimano, Kim Cosimano, Mrs. Angela Cosimano and Dr. Robert Siconolfi for serving as Co-Chairs for this event. Jason is currently serving as a member of our 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 Michael & Todd Accomando, Danielle Corso, Lauren Komsa Curtis, Karen Guerra Hanson, Leonard Kaiser, Jaqueline Ceccarelli-Komsa, Stephen P. Sinisi Esq. and Christina Ulmer.
Thank you to Greg Porcino from Golf Event Management. Also, want to thank the staff at White Beeches Golf & Country Club 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 the 3rd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Monday June 4, 2018.
(Monday) 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
David Caldarelladavid@davidsdreamandbelieve.org 364 North Main Street, Suite 10D, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
The 7th Annual Stafford Run for Hope presented by AtlantiCare to benefit David’s Dream
The 7th Annual Stafford Run for Hope presented by AtlantiCare to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation will take place on Saturday June 16th. We are excited to welcome our friends and brand-new community partners, AtlantiCare as the Title Sponsor for this event.
This is the 7th year for the Stafford Tri/Du/Aqua event and 4th year that David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) will be integrally involved in this event in collaboration with our good 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.”
Our student groups from Southern Regional Middle School and High School will help manage the logistics of the event with support from our youth group Generation Dream. All 3 student-led groups will play a major role in this event by fundraising and raising awareness on their own within the community. Please support these amazing kids whenever possible…
Please register for the race:
(Saturday) 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
Manahawkin Lake Park, Manahawkin NJ 08050
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