DDBCF President Tim Hall – Fighting Cancer Together!

Some of you know that I have been part of David’s Dream and Believe Foundation (DDBCF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization started by David Caldarella, a dear friend of mine, who battled and beat cancer after his diagnosis just three years ago.  Through the foundation, we provide much needed financial assistance to offset the costs associated with cancer treatments and lost income.  David also provides a personal touch with the dollars given by personally connecting with patients and their families to inspire them to “Dream and Believe” that there is purpose and hope behind all the pain – that the battle is worth fighting will the full force of faith.

Attached is a summary of what DDBCF accomplished in 2012.  On top if this, we have already helped 45 families in 2013.  DDBCF is rooted in New Jersey on the coast; consequently, many of the families recently helped were dealing with both cancer diagnosis and the impact of hurricane Sandy on their homes.  Here in Kentucky, we have been raising funds since the inception of the foundation and we have assisted 3 cancer patients in the Lexington area who fell on hard financial times.

To raise funds in KY again this year, I am asking that you join me in a challenge.  I am going to run the Derby Festival Marathon (26.2 miles) on April 27, 2013.  This race is special to both David and me as we ran the half marathon together prior to David’s diagnosis, and again last year as David’s first race since his recovery.  The challenge for me this year is twofold:  1) go 26.2 miles as opposed to 13.1, and 2) achieve a time that qualifies for the Boston Marathon – better thaan 3hrs 25min.  I am asking that you join in the challenge and make a tax deductible donation to David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation (checks payable to DDBCF and mailed to my attention at 3124 Blenheim Way, Lexington, KY 40503).  If you are unsure of an amount to contribute, please consider aligning a contribution with part “1” of the challenge, $26.20 for the 26.2 miles.  If you want to join in on part “2” of my challenge, I suggest you consider doubling that amount and make it $52.40.  Of course, if you want to take it to the third level and give more, well . . .  you win!  I make no commitments beyond the two noted above – part “2” is going to be a very big stretch!

Please join me in this challenge to “Fight Cancer Together” – http://www.davidsdreamandbelieve.org/



Tim Hall


Answering the Call!

We have several events planned for 2012 and just wrapped up our first annual “Let the Goodtimes Bowl” event in Manahawkin, NJ. Our “Call to Action” at the beginning of the year has been answered by many individuals in our community. Our President Tim Hall’s daughter Ashley, answered the call and is holding a local fundraiser in Lexington, KY after her father, Lindsey Kunze, a few other friends & David run a 1/2 marathon in Louisville on Saturday, April 28th. David has raced this 1/2 marathon many times with Tim, but this race will be extra special for so many reasons.

The following weekend, on Sunday, May 6th, Kathleen Ryan, who also answered the call, is holding a motorcycle & classic car ride “Cruisin’ for a Cure” starting in Barnegat, NJ and ending at Longshots in Waretown, NJ.

We will again be participating in the Manahawkin Relay for Life on Friday June 1st. Deb Mella is the captain of our team and answered the call as the top fundraiser at last year’s event and is on track to win that title again this year.

The Jetty sponsored 4th Annual Coquina Jam female surf contest on Saturday, August 4th will again benefit local breast cancer patients in our community.

Lastly, we will finish the year off with our extremely popular and successful “Crabbin’ for a Cure” benefit at Mud City Crab House.

In addition, we’d like to thank Cathie Banas (31 Gifts) & The Irons Family who are both donating to DD&BCF this month!   Stay tuned for additional details on all of these great events and thank you so much to those who have answered our “Call to Action“!