DDBCF is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Shamrocks for Hope will take place on Saturday March 10th at Breeze’s Dock Bar and Grill, in the Viking Yachting Center, in New Gretna, from 4-8pm. The event is family friendly! In 2017, Patient Advocate Susan Buzby wanted to create and manage a new event in order to “Pay Forward” the kindness, generosity of spirit and HOPE to current patients that were offered to her family through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Susie will serve as our Project Manager for this event and we are excited to have Shamrocks kick-off our 2018 event calendar.
Tickets can be Pre-Purchased through Wednesday February 28th in the Shop section of our website by clickingHERE.(Jetty Printed event T-Shirt Guaranteed with Pre-Purchase Only). A ticket will include: Free Buffet, 1 sponsor pint glass, 1 event t-shirt, Auction, Live Music with Jason Booth & Ted Hammock, Face Painting and Party Crashers Gaming Trailer.
Pre-Purchase thru Wednesday, February 28th or until Sold Out: Adults 17 & Over: $40, Couples: $65,Kids 6-16: $10, Children 5 & Under: Free. *** Free One Sheet of Raffle Tickets for Tricky-Tray Auction to First 100 Pre-Purchase Guests (Adults)***
March 1 thru Day of Event or Until Sold Out: Adults 17 & Over: $50, Couples: $85, Kids 6-16: $15, Children 5 & Under: Free
Our Directors of Patient Advocacy wanted to create an event to raise awareness and funds for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation families affected by a cancer diagnosis during our lowest and most difficult patient funding time of the year. Shamrocks for Hope was created and Director of Patient Advocacy, Susie Buzby took on the lead role for the event. Susie had this to say: “This event is very special to me. Breeze’s Dock Bar & Grill is where I work, and where I met David for the first time. In 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, while I was pregnant. My family and I were struggling emotionally and financially from the diagnosis. My friends and family held a benefit for me at Breeze’s. David attended that day and offered the foundation’s assistance to us. We had never met before, but he heard my story and wanted to help. It was at this moment that I knew, when I was able, I wanted to help others who were going through what I was. David was such an inspiration to me. I am honored to work with DDBCF now and help put together an event that can raise money to bring support and hope to families battling cancer.”
We must start our thank you’s with our inspirational leader, Susie Buzby. She has the power to make us smile or bring us to tears at any moment and that’s a testament to her incredible heart. We want to thank her husband Brent and daughters Kaitlyn, Amelia and Autumnas well as Susie’s extended family who donated auction items, volunteered and attended Shamrocks.
We cannot thank the Breeze’s team including owner Win Allen and his incredible staff for their selfless efforts throughout the planning process and day of event festivities. The venue, food and staff were amazing! Please visit them this spring & summer – you won’t be disappointed!
We raised net proceeds of $8,371.67 at our inaugural Shamrocks for Hope on Saturday March 11th and by Monday March 13th at 6pm ALL those funds were distributed to local families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Thank You!