A Letter From David Caldarella

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On behalf of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF), Thank You!

Since our founding in 2010, we have provided 1,676 families with direct financial aid totaling $1,484,093.08 while also providing countless more families with critical emotional support, wellness services, family outreach and HOPE. This would not be possible without the continued support from Co-Founders, Tim Hall and Carmen Malatino and our 100% volunteer Board of Directors. Our generous individual donors, event sponsors and Mission of Hope giving partners afford us the ability to provide direct financial aid to families in desperate need of our support. Our volunteer Patient Advocates, Advisory Board Members, Service Arm Partners, Generation Dream student groups and volunteers support the David’s Dream & Believe mission of providing financial assistance, wellness services and hope to families in New Jersey affected by cancer.

10 years ago, during my stage IV head and neck cancer diagnosis I read that “Kindness is the shadow of God in Man.” We are blessed as a foundation to witness unwavering kindness from our inspirational and courageous patients/families, our generous donors and selfless volunteers daily. Patients and their families remain the sole focus of everything we do at DDBCF.

Landmark anniversaries such as our forthcoming 10-year milestone are a time to celebrate, but also a time to renew our commitment to the David’s Dream & Believe mission of HOPE for patients and their families affected by this deadly disease. That’s where you come in. Despite having reached a nearly $1.5 million dollar milestone of giving, we are seeing a continued avalanche of patient requests and your ongoing participation is as crucial now as it was when our journey began 10 years ago. We invite you to join our 10-year celebration of HOPE and ask you to consider helping as a financial donor, volunteer, or dedicated sponsorship partner in 2020.

Happy & Healthy New Year!

David Caldarella

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David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation
(609) 489-0011
Main Office & Mailing Address
102 East Bay Ave, Suite A
Manahawkin, NJ 08050