Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club | Sponsor Spotlight | David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club

We want to continue highlighting our business sponsors that have donated in excess of $10,000.00 in 2015 and have made a long-term commitment to support David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

Our friends at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club stepped up their donations to DDBCF through various forms of giving in 2015. It came in the form of event sponsorships, memorial donations and this year’s 19th Annual Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club Striped Bass Derby. The icing on the cake for the families of DDBCF was Mike and Jaimee Boyle’s Holiday Party. They asked their friends to attend the party but requested no gifts and only donations for a particular husband and daughter family of DDBCF that are currently living in a motel after the wife/mother passed away from cancer earlier this year. It’s the “Generosity of Spirit” displayed by the entire Hughes Family and their amazing staff throughout the year that affords DDBCF the opportunity to assist those families like the one above affected by a cancer diagnosis!

We have held our Island Gala at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach for the past 3 years. The partnership between the two organizations grows stronger every day. A special thank you to Tom, Jaimee and Brittany for working so dilligently to ensure our Island Gala is a complete success each and every year. It’s a testament to the Hughes family and their staff when our guests inform us they felt like they were attending a family party. That’s exactly how all of us feel and we really hope you support the sponsors like the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club that make giving to the families of DDBCF a priority for not only their business but also in their personal lives!

Thank you!

Island Gala | A Night On The Boardwalk | David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation | Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club | Live Music with Monte Carlo

Island Gala

We could not be more excited to finally unveil the details for the can’t miss event of summer! The 2015 Island Gala to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation will take place on Friday August 14th. Our friends at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club will again be our amazing host for the evening with generous support from our friends at Reynolds Landscaping We made a couple of changes to our Island Gala for this summer’s Blockbuster event including:  exchanging casino action for “A Night On The Boardwalk” theme and have added VIP Tickets, a Mega 50/50 Raffle (winner need not be present) and Live Music from Philadelphia’s premier nine-piece band Monte Carlo!

The event will take place on Friday August 14th from 7 pm until midnight at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club in Beach Haven, NJ. Tickets are $175.00 per person and $250.00 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include priority check-in & reserved seating. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress (cocktail attire) for a night on the boards!

The night will include: 3 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar, Food, Live Music with Philadelphia’s premier nine-piece band Monte Carlo, Auction and a couple of Surprises! 

We added a Mega 50/50 Raffle to this event this year with first prize receiving up to $15,000.00 and second prize receiving up to $10,000. You can fill out the form below and we will mail you your ticket stub or visit our website to purchase your ticket – the Winner need not be present. Please be aware that applicable State and Federal tax laws do apply.

This event at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club will sell out quickly so don’t delay! We do have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact David Caldarella to reserve your tickets or sponsorship or you can buy online by clicking on link below PURCHASE ONLINE!


Download Forms

Island Gala Flyer

Mega 50/50 Flyer

Sponsorship Contract

Auction Agreement

3rd Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure | Motorcycle | Classic Car | Panzone’s Pizza | David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation | Joe Pops Shore Bar

Cruisin for a Cure


Please join us on Sunday May 3rd for our 3rd Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure.

This is the fourth year for Cruisin for a Cure but we renamed the event in 2013 to honor Frank V. Panzone Jr. Frank was so giving to his community throughout his life and this was on full display even as he battled 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!

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 12-4. We will have a hot & cold buffet lunch with food from Panzone’s Pizza, Joe Pops Shore Bar & Restaurant, Shore Fire Grille and The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House; Live Music featuring Michael Molinaro, Jason Booth and Ted Hammock. Sprinkles the Clown will be there for the kids and our amazing Cruisin Auction! We are excited to have our friends from WRAT Radio 95.9 & 107.9 back again this year at our registration from 9-11am and they will be joining us at Joe Pops this year too. You can download our Auction Agreement, Registration and Sponsorship forms below.

Please Like our Facebook page and Click on our event page for this event. Let’s Go Cruisin for a Cure!

Auction Agreement

Registration Form

Sponsorship Form

Generation Dream

We were excited to hear that a small group from our youth group Generation Dream were busy last night hand-painting sea shells so they could accept donations today on behalf of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Cuade, Collin and Cuinnie shown in the picture below were busy outside of Peal Street Market in Beach Haven, NJ today raising awareness and donations to help our families battling a cancer diagnosis. Please keep an eye and ear out for our Generation Dream group which was created by one of our newest directors Kimberly Manzella! These kids are dedicated to Making A Difference in our community and world!

Generation Dream (Cuade, Collin & Cuinnie)
Generation Dream (Cuade, Collin & Cuinnie)

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., & 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!

6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam Wrap-Up

It’s obvious that Mother Nature and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DD&BCF) need to have a sit-down to iron out our differences. However the rain, wind, flooding and rough ocean didn’t stop the positive vibes emanating from the 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam yesterday! We had an amazing turnout and cannot thank everybody enough for their support!

A few special thanks need to be handed out and it has to start with Chief Executive Officer from Jetty Jeremy DeFilippis. Jeremy has been linked to DD&BCF from day one and Jeremy served on the Board of Directors for 3+ years. His tireless efforts on the Coquina Jam are geared towards not only running a surf contest on LBI that spotlights incredibly talented female surfers and local businesses but also raises money for a Foundation near and dear to his heart that directs the donations back to local breast cancer patients in need. We thank Jeremy and the entire Jetty ownership team for being committed to our partnership in the Coquina Jam. We look forward to many years working together for the benefit of our local breast cancer patients!

Dani Corso, Mike Eiche and the Jetty Interns deserve special thanks as well. Dani handled doubly duty for managing tasks including social media, email blasts, marketing, sponsors and various other aspects for this event for both Jetty and DD&BCF. Her commitment and dedication to both organizations are a credit to her unfailing Pay it Forward Spirit! Many of you may not know the name Mike Eiche from Jetty but you should – Eiche is the guy always behind the scenes getting the job done. Whether its printing hurricane sandy relief shirts for 16 hours a day or setting up/breaking down Coquina Jam – Eiche will always be there getting the job done! Thanks to the Jetty Interns for braving the elements and supporting the cause.  Thank you to Super Volunteer Matt Mancini for braving the elements from start to finish!

Thanks to Jon Coen for handling the mic duties all day long in very difficult conditions. I know we all look forward to hearing Jon narrate the Coquina Jam Event each year! Thank you to our Judges and support staff that manages the event for us! A special thanks to Randy Budd & Bill Machotka! We want to thank Mark Keeler from MK Productions for giving us sound all day.

Thanks to our amazing Sponsors and Beach Vendors! We have to mention those beach vendors that braved the weather yesterday: Liquid Bliss Yoga/Eden Eco, Farias Surf & Sport, Rodeo Bird, Living on the Veg, El Swell, Black Whale, Naked Juice and Red Bull!

Thank you to the Amazing and Incredibly Talented Female Surfers that came from as far as Costa Rica and as close as our event home in Beach Haven, NJ to participate in our 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam. These women hold a special place in our hearts because they represent the beautiful fighting spirit of our female patients battling a breast cancer diagnosis!

A special thanks to our Generation Dream Team that manned the DD&BCF tent today selling pretzels, water and Generation Dream shirts! Thanks to our director Kim Manzella for managing the tent for us today with Generation Dream. Thank you to Brie Fagan for bringing some of her beautiful handmade jewelry and flower crowns from her company The Wandering Gypsea to sell under our tent!

Last but certainly not least, A Very Special Thanks to our Supporters who continue to amaze us on a daily basis! You battled floods, traffic, rain, and chilly temps – all for the benefit of our local families battling a breast cancer diagnosis. Our patients currently fighting this horrible disease and those we have lost give us our daily inspiration. Our supporters give us the fuel to continue our mission.

Thank you to everybody that participated in the 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam from all of us at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation! See you next year!

2014 Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure Picture Gallery

We want to thank our very dear friend Michael John Murphy for the AMAZING pictures below from our 2014 Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure! Please follow Michael on Instagram at @michaeljohnmurphy or visit his website at Thank you Michael and a special thanks to our cruisers, sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and supporters that came out to honor Frank V Panzone Jr. and raise funds for our patients affected by a cancer diagnosis!

6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam

The 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam has been slated for Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Taylor Avenue beach in Beach Haven, NJ! This will be the 4th year Jetty has partnered with David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and DD&BCF will direct 100% of the proceeds back to local breast cancer patients. ! This annual, growing event has provided over $24,000 in assistance for local breast cancer patients and their families!  We welcome females of all ages to partake in the contest (download entry form below) — Please note that surfers should be of the intermediate skill level and strong swimmers (able to ride the line and complete maneuvers on their own). We also run a youth clinic after the contest (afternoon time TBD) in conjunction with Farias Surf & Sport and Jetty Team Riders Jamie Dewitt & Selena Moberly ($20 donation / on beach sign up). Lastly, we are only able to run this wonderful event with the help of our community and business partners (download a sponsorship form below). Be a part of this awesome, fundraising event – see you at the 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam!

*Please note that due to poor waves/weather, the contest may run on 8/3, 8/9 or 8/10 — we do our absolute best to run the event on the intended date of 8/2*

Jetty Coquina Jam
Jetty Coquina Jam

Entry Form

Event Flier

Sponsorship Form

1st Annual Dine to Donate Monday June 30th!

Our first ever community-wide Dine to Donate will take place on Monday June 30th! This particular Dine to Donate is a unique event that allows David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation to ask community members to support the businesses that generously support the Foundation throughout the year while raising donations for our patients affected by a cancer diagnosis. Participating restaurants have committed to a flat donation or % of their register sales throughout the June 30th business day. Please use #dreamtodonate when visiting the participating restaurants and tag @davidsdreamandbelieve on Instagram and tag pictures to our Facebook page David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

Please support the following amazing restaurants:

Bagel Shack, Barry’s Do Me A Flavor, Bisque, Black-eyed Susan’s Café’, Bowker’s South Beach Grill, TGI Friday’s, The Gables, Howard’s Restaurant, Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant, Joey’s Pizza & Pasta, LBI Pancake House, Lefty’s Tavern, Living on the Veg, Mud City Crab House, Panzone’s Pizza, Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, Port Hole Cafe’, Sandbox Cafe’, Scojo’s Restaurant, Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, Schwee Tea Co., Shore Fire Grille and Terrace Tavern.

Dine to Donate
Dine to Donate

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

THANK YOU! That is the major theme for this wrap-up of the 2nd Annual Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure! Jillian Elsasser (Panzone) got the planning started for our 2nd Annual Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure with an email after she had just left our Crabbin for a Cure event at Mud City Crab House on October 23rd. There were countless meetings, phone calls, emails and tireless efforts from so many for the better part of 7 months all to make sure our guests were going to have a good time at this year’s event but ultimately our goal is to always try to raise the highest amount of donations possible so we could support our patients/families battling a cancer diagnosis. The end result from those tireless efforts was a current donation total of $36,000+ and counting (doubling last year’s total) and a subsequent email was sent to SOMC this morning telling them we will be ready to start accepting new patient applications on June 1st. This is only made possible by the overwhelming generosity of our Committee Members, Guests, Cruisers, Sponsors, Auction Donors, Food Vendors, Musicians, Volunteers, owner Danielle Pessolano and staff from Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant and our Main Event Sponsor Panzone’s Pizza and the Panzone Family!  We must single out a few key people and we need to start with the Panzone family: Joyce Panzone, Kristin Panzone, Jillian Elsasser (Panzone), Jillian’s husband Todd Elsasser and Kristin’s boyfriend John. All of us at David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation are honored to have Kristin and Jillian join the Board of Directors for the Foundation. We would not be able to pull off this amazing event without Kristin and Jillian’s efforts. We will just tell you that they’re both responsible for managing every aspect of this year’s event and Kristin is the creative genius behind our logo, fliers, signs, social media images and new to this year’s event our Cruisin Fashion Collection which will be up on our website in a day or two. They were the ones that purchased ALL the candy for the Panzone’s Cruisin Candy Drive for the past 6 months and anything else remotely attached to this event. A special thanks goes out to Catherine Deely for all of her efforts recruiting new sponsors, soliciting auction donors and setting up the auction at Joe Pop’s. Catherine has worked for the Panzone family since she was 14 and looked up to Frank as a second father her entire life. Her work on this event is a labor of love and tribute to the pay it forward mentality of her hero Frank Panzone! Finally, thank you to our namesake and HERO for this event Frank V Panzone Jr. For those that don’t know, we renamed our Cruisin for a Cure event the Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure to honor and pay tribute to a man that spent his life giving to his community. We could go on and on about Chowderfest, Chamber of Commerce President but we like to think about that first Cruisin for a Cure when Frank rode his Harley in terrible weather conditions with his daughter Jillian on the back of his bike while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments of his own. It was important for him to ride in the midst of his own pain to benefit others battling this deadly disease!

Mother Theresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Frank created a tidal wave and we are honored to pay tribute to him with this event that will continue to serve patients and families in dire need of our assistance. Thank you to everybody that took part in our 2nd Annual Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure! See you next year!

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          David

Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure
Frank V Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure