2nd Annual Island Gala & Casino Night Wrap-Up


The “Cards,” “Stars” and “Positive Vibes” were with us at this year’s 2nd Annual Island Gala & Casino Night presented by our friends at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club in Beach Haven Friday August 8th!

Our Host & Main Event Sponsor Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club need to be commended for another incredible evening. A special thanks to Tom Hughes, Jaimee Boyle and Brittany Hughes for their support for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DD&BCF) during not only our Island Gala & Casino Night but for their continued support throughout the year! Thank you to the awesome staff for making everybody feel comfortable and setting the positive tone for the entire evening. It’s not a surprise to let our supporters know we are already ironing out plans and date for next year’s 3rd installment of our Island Gala & Casino Night presented by Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club!

Thank you to our executive committee, planning committee and volunteers that work tirelessly to ensure a good time is had by all. A special thanks to Kim Manzella, Melanie Magaziner, Paula Sari and Danielle Russo Slugh. Congratulations to Melanie & Eric Magaziner for being honored with our 1st Annual Dream & Believe Humanitarian of the Year! An extra special thanks to Danielle and her husband Marc for their support over the past few years but most of all thanks for the enduring friendship and Good Luck on your next adventure! Thank you to our planning committee & volunteers: Kelly Powers, Kevin Price, Cathy Deely, Jeremy DeFilippis, Jeanne Arington, Jen Larkin, Tara Wallerstein, Caryn Hill, Genny Clausig, Janet Brown, Karen Salvo, Denice Miller, Joyce DeGregorio & Shannon Rabbit.  Thank you to our good friend and amazing photographer Michael John Murphy.  Thank you Christine Howard and her local flower company Lily in the Valley Florist for the absolutely beautiful flower arrangements. Thank you to our house band Spare Tire and to our incredible Emcee/DJ for the evening Mike Thompson! There’s a reason we are constantly praising our Volunteers – Our Volunteers are Simply the Best!

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors:

National Pipe Hanger Corp. Mr. & Mrs. McCabe, Reynolds Garden Shop & Landscaping, Kristen & Anthony Martinelli, Bergen Risk Managers, Inc., Southern Ocean Medical Center, Thomas V. Massa DMD & Associates, HEALTHINTHEFUTURE, Lou’s Electric, D. Finelli Construction, Apgar Family, Shannon Keyes DMD, Schwee Tea Co., 777Tattoos.com & Van Dyk Group.

Thank you to our Gaming Table Sponsors and Auction Sponsors.  We make an effort to use local auction items from the extremely talented & creative individuals in our community as a way of spotlighting there genius whether it be pictures, handcrafted jewelry, amazing restaurants etc. Please visit our sponsors and auction donors that make it possible for DD&BCF to continue our mission on a daily basis!

This was a very special & successful evening but it would not be possible without the support from everybody listed above and so many others not listed above including our supporters that continue to attend our events. We value your commitment to the Foundation and we appreciate your dedication to our mission of helping those families battling a cancer diagnosis! We do not take this support for granted and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 See you next year for the 3rd Annual Island Gala & Casino Night!