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. We have lowered the price of admission this year to $20 (Adult 18 and up), $10 (kids 6-17) and kids 5 & under are FREE! Party includes hot & cold buffet lunch featuring Panzone’s Pizza, SunnyRae’s Kitchen, Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant and the award-winning Manahattan Clam Chowder from Lefty’s Tavern in honor of DDBCF’s selection as the 30th Anniversary Chowderfest Charity for a Cause Partner!
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!