12th Annual Coquina Jam


We are excited to announce that the 12th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam presented by Informed Mortgage will take place Sunday, July 26 on the 68th Street Beach in Long Beach Township, NJ! All proceeds will benefit LBI Region families affected by a cancer diagnosis through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and Jetty Rock Foundation.

Over the past eleven years, Coquina Jam has raised over $100,000 thanks to our participants, beach goers and regional business support/sponsorship. This year marks a very big milestone for Jetty and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, as both organizations are celebrating ten years of existence!


Coquina Jam is close to our hearts and is special to our community. Please pay special attention to the rules to help us run a safe and organized event.


Registration is open at coquinajam.com! The first 64 female surfers to confirm their participation will be added to the line up. The entrants are then split into two age pools of younger wahines & more experienced surfers, and randomly selected and paired for the contest.

Want to help us bring about a wave of change? Visit bit.ly/Coquina20 to help our wahines reach their shared goal of raising $20K for our neighbors caught in the riptide of cancer.


2nd Annual Hope Under The Sea Gala

Hope Under the Sea

 (DDBCF) presents the 2nd Annual Hope Under The Sea Gala on Saturday March 30th between 7pm-Midnight at Adventure Aquarium.

This is a black-tie (optional) gala that features spectacular views within Adventure Aquarium & of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania skyline, a cocktail reception, dinner, silent & live auctions, live entertainment and more. Our Hope Under The Sea Gala celebrates the relationship between DDBCF and our patients and their families!

2019 Beacon of Hope Award Recipient: 

“In recognition of an outstanding individual or business instrumental in filling hearts with HOPE and shining a LIGHT in the darkness of cancer.”

The 2nd Annual Hope Under The Sea Gala will recognize the team from Informed Mortgage with the 2019 Beacon of Hope Award.

From the Informed Mortgage Team: “Informed Mortgage and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation have a unique synergy that’s felt like family for years. We choose to partner so closely with the Foundation for many reasons, three of which stand out the most. For one, the character of the organization is immense. They have the ability to do a lot with a little, a true grassroots cause – we admire their ability to create. Another reason is because we respect the hustle they maintain for our community – they don’t shy away from a challenge or an opportunity, especially when patients are lining up for support. The last reason really comes down to our shared love for our community. Let’s face it. We’ve all been directly or indirectly affected by cancer. The topic is emotionally relevant to our entire team. DDBCF is the platform for Informed Mortgage to make a significant contribution directly to members of our community who are battling this disease. Not only will we continue to donate $25 per closed loan as part of our Mission of Hope commitment, we will also push ourselves, and our brand, to develop innovative ways to positively impact our community alongside DDBCF. We are just getting started.”

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This event provides direct financial aid to patients and their families in New Jersey battling a cancer diagnosis through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. 


Hope Under the Sea 2017

8th Annual Rocktoberfest

8th Annual Rocktoberfest

Please join our Community Partners, Beach Haven Moose Riders for ROCKTOBERFEST on Saturday September 22nd from 1-6pm at Beach Haven Moose Lodge 1575, Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

This is always one of our favorite family events of the year and hope you will join us. Advance tickets can be purchased after August 26th at the Beach Haven Moose Lodge .

Tickets: $25.00 per person (Includes: Food, Beverage and Entertainment) German Food & Beer, Tricky Tray,  50/50’s, Car & Bike Show, Petting Zoo and Bouncy House.
Children 12 & Under Free

Live Music with 40 North, 8 Track Attack, The 559 & Ted Hammock


5th Annual Survival of the Mills

5th Annual Survival of the Mills

5th Annual Survival of the Mills

Sunday September 23, 2018 at Wells Mills County Park

Please join us for the 5th Annual Survival of the Mills presented by our friends and service-arm partners at Trident Fitness & Performance to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation on Sunday September 23rd at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, NJ. Our competitors can choose one of three challenging races including: a 7-stage Triathlon, 5-stage Duathlon or a 5K Trail Run/Walk.

Our friend Ross Reynolds from Trident Multisport is the race creator/organizer/director. Ross and his wife Marissa are the backbone for both of our athletic fundraisers with Survival of the Mills and Run for Hope. Their continued support for our families battling a cancer diagnosis is greatly appreciated by all of us at the Foundation.

Register for the Triathlon, Duathlon or 5K by clicking this Link: Survival of the Mills

We are looking for individuals and businesses to partner with David’s Dream & Believe on this great event. Please click on the Sponsorship Form below for a description of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Danielle Corso, dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org

Survival Sponsorship Form

Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree


LBI Summer Soiree

We are thrilled to announce that the Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree  presented by D. Finelli Construction is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who has reserved their spot for “Boardwalk Nights” at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club – if you’ve missed this opportunity but would still like to support our mission as A Beacon Of Hope, please visit bit.ly/DonateDDBCF.


We are excited to bring the Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday August 10, 2018 to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation(DDBCF).

The LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” is brought to you by our friends, community partners and Title Sponsors at D. Finelli Construction. Dave Finelli was recently welcomed to DDBCF’s Volunteer Advisory Board, and according to both Dave and his wife Laurie Finelli, their faith in God is the cornerstone of everything in their lives. Dave and Laurie have shared that they feel blessed to be able to support organizations such as DDBCF, Parker’s Army, Hope for Liberia, Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and Lighthouse Christian Academy.

We also want to warmly welcome and extend our sincere thanks to The Jordan Family for their generous support of the Soiree. Bill and Kirsten Jordan were introduced to DDBCF a few years ago at the Island Gala by the Reynolds Family and since that initial meeting have been unwavering in their support for our families battling cancer.

We return to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club for the 6th year of this re-branded event and are so excited that Jaimee Hughes Boyle and Brittany Hughes Solon were also recently welcomed to DDBCF’s Volunteer Advisory Board. The Hughes Family supports DDBCF at multiple events throughout the year and have done so since our first year of existence. We are grateful for their steadfast and generous support!

The LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” is our take on an upscale summer cocktail party at the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club. The event will be held from 7pm – Midnight on August 10th and will feature: live boardwalk games, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, a robust buffet, creative cocktails with 3-hour top-shelf open bar, spectacular auction and live music with LBI’s Ted Hammock and Jason Booth in our outside Tiki Lounge with Philadelphia’s High-Energy Seven Piece Band LOVE 77 to keep you moving all night long on the ballroom dance floor.

Fun(d) the Dream

Fun(d) the Dream
Fun(d) THE Dream

Hate cancer? Looking to fight this monstrosity with a fire that burns hotter than a thousand suns? Ready to pump out your hard-earned cash to support our local families struggling through the pain and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis? Looking to bring light to the darkened skies of a heinous disease that touches us all? Then please help us help local families—and they will know they are not in this fight alone. Come spend a memorable summer evening at The Union Market & Gallery with us. We invite you to experience great food, beer, wine and music sourced locally. We cannot do any of this without you.

Weather NJ & Friends, The MakeShift Union and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation are proud to introduce Fun(d) the Dream, a fun mid-summer music dinner party that funds cancer assistance. This rain or shine event will take place July 14, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

All event profits will benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The cancer assistance efforts of DDBCF are unparalleled in the local area and we’re extremely happy to support this noble local cause.

Fun(d) the Dream will feature live music by upcoming local artists Sahara Moon and August and Oak, craft brew by Pinelands Brewing Co and award-winning wine from New Jersey’s Valenzano Winery. Expect a charcuterie appetizer bar, jumbo sea scallops, farm-fresh vegetables, phenomenal desserts by Sweet Melissa and many other delicious eats. We’ll also have fresh cold ice tea, lemonade and water available to quench that thirst. All this is included in the ticket price. We hope to see you there!

Please purchase your tickets here, and email Executive Director for DDBCF, Danielle Corso dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org with any questions.



3rd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic Wrap-Up

White Beeches Golf & Country Club

Golf Wrap-Up

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 took place at the beautiful White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Monday June 4, 2018.

The Cosimano and Caldarella families have a friendship that spans decades. 88 Golfers joined us at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Monday June 4th to remember and honor Mr. Frank A. Cosimano while “Paying it Forward” in his name. The end result was an incredible $28,309.16 raised for families battling a cancer diagnosis!

A Huge Thank You to DDBCF Board Member, Jason Cosimano, Kim Cosimano and Mrs. Angela Cosimano for serving as Co-Chairs for this event. 

Thank you to our Golf Committee: Mr. Leonard Kaiser, Mr. Stephen P. Sinisi Esq., Mrs. Jaqueline Ceccarelli-Komsa, Mrs. Lauren Komsa Curtis, Mrs. Christina Ulmer and Mr. Todd and Michael Accomando. We could not have coordinated this event without the support, time and efforts of the Golf Committee. A special thank you to Mrs. Jaqueline Ceccarelli-Komsa, Mrs. Lauren Komsa Curtis and Mrs. Christina Ulmer for procuring our amazing auction items.

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 event.

Thank you to the incredible staff at White Beeches Golf & Country Club. 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors starting with our Presenting Sponsors: Bergen Risk Managers, Otterstedt Insurance Agency and The Joseph C Parisi Sr. Charitable Foundation. Thank you to our Titanium Sponsors: The Shamsey Family, The Parisi Foundation, Meese Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center & Dr. Michael Meese and IGEA Brain & Spine and Dr. Ciro Randazzo. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Angela Cosimano, Insurance Design Administrators, Leonard & Barbara Kaiser and John J. Feczko, PC. Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Keenan and Doris LLC, Charles & Janet Cerullo, Chris DiMatteis – Informed Mortgage, InterChem, James V. Gardella – Professional Insurance Associates, John Brancato – JAB Inspections, John & Sara Faliveno, Mike & Nancy Petriella, Panzone’s Pizza, Robert McGuire, Stephen P. Sinisi, ESQ., Teresa Benigno. Thank you to all of our Bronze and Copper Sponsors. A special thank you to our “Hole in One” partners at Cadillac of Mahwah.

Thank you to our 88 golfers and 125 dinner guests for taking time out of your busy lives to spend it with us to support our families battling a cancer diagnosis. Congratulations to John Shamsey, Chris Long, Pepper Deturo and Dr. Carlos Sagebian for winning First Place in the scramble. We hope everybody enjoyed themselves and hope to see you next year.

Thank you from all of us at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Cosimano/Caldarella Families!

See you Monday June 3, 2019 for the 4th Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic

Health & Wellness Expo

Health & Wellness Expo

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018 – 10am – 2pm
Trident Fitness & Performance, 541 Main Street, West Creek, NJ 08092

Please join David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and our newest service arm provider Trident Fitness & Performance as they host a Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday June 23rd between 10am and 2pm.

We met owners Carolyn Card and Paul Hafner a couple months ago and we instantly knew we wanted to work together to better the lives of families battling a cancer diagnosis. The idea for a Health & Wellness Expo was created and several of our existing service arm providers wanted to lend a hand as well as some new ones.

Trident’s motto is: “To positively impact every person’s life through motivation, education and leading by example. We will help you get in the best shape of your life by introducing fitness as a lifestyle. Our experienced coaches not only guide you through your workouts, they make it fun and keep you wanting more. You will never view fitness the same way!”

Activities will include:

  1. Fitness Training with experienced Trident Instructors every hour starting at 10am. $20 donation.
  2. DDBCF Service Arm provider, Body in Mind Massage offers complimentary chair massages. $10 donation.
  3. DDBCF Service Arm provider, Justine LaBatch, LMFT will offer complimentary self-esteem boosting interactive art therapy for all ages.
  4. Ann Luyber will offer Henna for adults and children. $10 donation.
  5. Complimentary skin screenings with Dr. Stephen Small from Ocean Plastic Surgery.
  6. DDBCF Service Arm Provider, Taryn Parascand from Living Acupuncture will offer a complimentary 45-minute qi gong class for breast health at 11am.
  7. DDBCF Service Arm provider, Liquid Bliss Yoga will offer a Free Yoga Class. $10 donation.
  8. Trident’s Recovery Station is an area to congregate, get to know new people, relax after your workout and refuel your body in a healthy way!



6th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure Wrap-Up


Image: Kristin Moritz

6th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure Wrap-Up

Our 6th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure presented by Barlow Buick GMC Manahawkin with generous support from Panzone’s Pizza to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation held this past Sunday was another tremendous success. The day is always special regardless of the weather, and this year’s event included a surprise announcement that no rain or clouds would dampen.

Earlier this year, a unanimous “secret” vote by (all but one) DDBCF Board members moved forward the decision to honor long-time DDBCF supporters Kristin Moritz, Joyce Panzone and Jillian Elsasser from Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City and Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta in Beach Haven, NJ with our 2018 Beacon of Hope Award. The decision to honor these 3 amazing women was easy but keeping it a secret from Vice President of DDBCF, Kristin Moritz and DDBCF Advisory Board Member, Jillian Elsasser was the difficult part.

On behalf of the DDBCF Board of Directors; I would like to thank our sponsors, riders, party guests, volunteers, businesses and individuals who donated food and activities for helping to make the 6th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure presented our most successful Cruisin to date. A special thanks to our host Danielle Pessolano and staff from Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant. Thanks to the “Generosity of Spirit,” of so many, we were able to raise more than $48,000 for families battling a cancer diagnosis. The image below includes every individual and business that donated to this event in some capacity – thank you ALL. It is because of your generous support, that DDBCF has been able to help 1,053 Families with over $825,000.00 in direct patient financial aid (January 2011 – March 31, 2018). THANK YOU!

David Caldarella
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

7th Annual Stafford Run for Hope


Stafford Run for Hope

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 by clicking the link below: 

Run For Hope 2018