5th Annual Cruisin Wrap-Up

5th Annual Cruisin Wrap-Up

5th Annual Cruisin Wrap-Up

We want to thank the entire Panzone Family for their friendship, service and support for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, this event and our mission of mission of HOPE for families affected by a cancer diagnosis throughout the year! We renamed this event in 2013 to honor Frank’s commitment to his family, community and desire to help families battling cancer. As a Foundation, we are proud to have this event in Frank’s honor and so grateful to have his family by our side. A special thanks to Kristin and Jillian for all their support behind the scenes on this event.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for the second year in a row: Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin. We are blessed with positive partnerships within the business community and we are so grateful to have the Barlow Family in our corner. We increased our sponsor total from a year ago by another 13 businesses bringing this year’s total to 62 sponsors. We cannot thank you enough for supporting our mission and serving as A Beacon of Hope with DDBCF.

We want to thank our local businesses who donated their time and amazing food to our event including: Panzone’s Pizza, Sunny Rae’s Kitchen    and Manhattan Bagel of Manahawkin Our delicious cake was donated by our friends at Moester’s Bakery! A huge thank you to Danielle and staff at our host venue for the 4th year in a row, Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant. Danielle and the staff go above and beyond every single year and did so once again this year. We are grateful that Live Music was once again provided by local musicians including Southern Regional High School students; Wet Metal Band and our hometown favorites who have played every single year of this event for 5 years: Jason Booth and Ted Hammock. Thank you to our friends from Party Crashers Gaming Trailer and Sprinkles the Clown who both donated their business and personal time.

A special shout-out to Officer Kevin Snow and Chief Robert Burnaford from the Harvey Cedars Police Dept. and all the Police Dept.’s that lined up to support our ride this year! Thank you to our motorcycle and classic car friends for your continued support of this event.

Our Board of Directors, Auction Donors, Committee Members and Volunteers are second to none. Support comes in so many different forms besides financial and each one of them plays a vital role in the support for our families battling a cancer diagnosis. The entire list of thank you’s are featured in the image below from our Director Kristin Panzone.

Thank you to the men, women and families that continually support our events. Your generosity of spirit knows no boundaries and we love you for it!

Here are some of Ryan Johnson’s amazing images from our 5th Annual but click here to see more.

2017 Cruisin Wrap-Up

5th Annual Cruisin Wrap-Up

5th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure

Motorcycle Benefit
Motorcycle Benefit
5th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Cruisin for a Cure

Please join us on Sunday May 7th for our 5th 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 this year as our Presenting Sponsors. 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. 

This is the fifth year for Cruisin for a Cure which was created in 2012 by Kathleen Ryan from Walters Homes.  In 2013, this event was renamed to honor Frank V. Panzone Jr. Frank was so giving to his 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 couple of the reasons we are so proud to call this event the Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure! Frank’s daughter’s are both living legacies to Frank, as Kristin Panzone Moritz is serving her second term on our Board of Directors and Jillian Panzone Elsasser served as a Board member through 2015.  Jillian is currently serving 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 invite you to take part in either the ride, the after party or both options. You can pre-register for the ride by completing the application below and mailing it to us or by visiting Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City. Our ride will start at Taylor Avenue Park in Beach Haven, NJ and weather permitting, the ride will cover 60 miles off the island with a return to Joe Pop’s.  In the event of inclement weather, we will modify the ride and cruise to the Lighthouse in Barnegat Light and back to Joe Pop’s.  Registration begins at 9:00am with kickstands up at 10:45am. A donation of $35.00 (individual), $60 (couple) and $15 for each additional passenger in a classic car includes: 1 rider, 1 ticket to after party and 1 commemorative pin per person. Free bagels, donuts and coffee will be served at registration.

You do not need to ride a bike or own a classic car to enjoy the party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar in Ship Bottom from 12:00pm-4:00pm. A donation of $30.00 (individual), $50.00 (couple), $15 (kids 6-20) and kids 5 and under are FREE! Party includes: hot & cold buffet lunch, Live Music from Southern Regional High School’s own Wet Metal Band opening the show and our friends Ted Hammock & Jason Booth playing the tunes after that.

You can download our Registration and Sponsorship forms below. We value your support and your desire to help provide Hope to families battling a cancer diagnosis.  With your help, we can maintain the momentum of 2016 in which we helped 244 Families with $215,457.97 of financial assistance. 2011-2016: 763 Families & $621,813.06 in Patient Grants!

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