Sing for Hope

Sing for Hope

SING FOR HOPE

As the world shuts down around us, you have the opportunity to become A Beacon Of Hope for those reaching for light in the darkness of cancer!

Please join David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for a very special 10-week LIVE streaming concert series called Sing for Hope. Every Friday at 8pm starting April 17th thru June 19th for evenings of music & hope! 100% of funds raised through our Artist Spotlight will benefit NJ families affected by a cancer diagnosis!

Please visit bit.ly/SingForDDBCF to make a donation.

3 ADDITIONAL WAYS TO DONATE
>> Text SingForHope to 91999.
>> Venmo DDBCF: @davidsdream
>> Mail check made payable to: DDBCF, 364 North Main Street, Suite 10D, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

100% of funds raised during our 10-week Livestream Artist Spotlight will benefit New Jersey families affected by a cancer diagnosis!

THE LINEUP
April 17 : Sahara Moon Music (text Sahara to 91999)
April 24 : Cara Samantha Music (text Cara to 91999)
May 1 : Calista Quinn (text Calista to 91999)
May 8 : Brendan Walsh (text Brendan to 91999)
May 15 : Owen D Music (text Owen to 91999)
May 22 : Allison Stella Music (text Allison to 91999)
May 29 : Morgan Reilly (text MorganReilly to 91999)
June 5 : Ted Hammock (text TedHammock to 91999)
June 12 : Chris Fritz (text Fritz to 91999)
June 19: Eli Menezes & Courtney Gayle (text Eli to 91999)

Sahara Moon Cara SamanthaCalista QuinnBrendan WalshOwenAllison StellaMorgan ReillyTed HammockChris FritzEli

 

 

OUR STORIES:

Bill RaneyKelly MateyDawn AversaDanielle NeaultGreg SableJennifer HornikSusie BuzbyBridgit Romano

 

 

 

 

 

DDBCF Crisis Action Plan – COVID-19

Special Announcement: COVID-19 Impact on DDBCF Operations – PLEASE READ

March 23, 2020

Dear Patients, Donors, Volunteers & Friends of DDBCF,

Our mission at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) has always been to serve as Beacons of Hope to those in darkness, and the entire DDBCF family HOPES that you and yours are healthy and safe during this global crisis.

Recognizing you are collectively concerned, stressed, tired & overloaded with information, we especially thank you for taking just a moment to learn how DDBCF has been impacted and is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The bullets below help summarize the key updates of our crisis mode of operation – we have made these decisions in order to continue delivering on our mission for many years to come.

Crisis Mode of Operation – DDBCF Board of Directors approved the following measures: Friday 3/20/20

  • Staff: CEO David Caldarella moves to full time volunteer status with a temporary lay-off. Office Manager Michelle Phillip will be part-time working remotely from home responding to any urgent patient needs or questions.
  • Patient Grants: 51 current requests remain unanswered and new requests are currently frozen
  • Patient Programs & Activities: Temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • Events: April: Easter Pancake Breakfast & Lakewood Blueclaws – Cancelled. May: Summer Kick Off – Postponed. June: Cosimano Golf Classic – Cancelled & Run for Hope: TBD.

In closing, although these changes are painful and difficult, they are also TEMPORARY. With your friendship, the continued support of amazingly generous Planned Giving Partners, DDBCF will emerge as a stronger and even more brilliant BEACON OF HOPE for our patients and their families battling a cancer diagnosis.

As noted above, there are currently over 51 patients and their families currently suffering with critical needs – if you are able to provide any additional financial support at this time, please know that our current Crisis Mode will enable us to immediately pass 100% of every dollar directly to one of those patients. We thank each one of you for your past, present and future support.

God Bless you and your families!

Carmen Malatino
President & Co-Founder
David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

On Behalf of Board of Directors

Team Dream

Team Dream

WHAT IS TEAM DREAM?

Team Dream was established to invite athletes of all levels, of any sport with an opportunity to convert those miles into high impact fundraising events, to benefit patients and their families in NJ battling a cancer diagnosis. Rally up your friends and raise money, while you run, walk, ride or participate in any event that keeps you moving. You can create a team or participate on your own. With every mile, you will be making a difference.

You don’t have to participate in an athletic event to join Team Dream! You can also make a difference by creating an activity of your own and asking your family and friends to support you. Hold a birthday or anniversary fundraiser, a yard sale or lemonade stand, or just any event in honor of someone you love. There are countless ways to fundraise in support of those affected by a cancer diagnosis, and it’s so easy to start!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

To become a virtual fundraiser as an athlete or through an activity. Click one of the buttons below to create your own personal fundraising page or create/join a team. And don’t forget to please share your personal fundraising page with your family, friends and supporters!

Become a SUPERHERO today! Please join Team Dream and positively impact the lives of patients and their families in New Jersey battling a cancer diagnosis!

Click on the Button below to DONATE!

ABOUT US:

David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial assistance, support services and Hope to New Jersey families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

From 2011- 2020- we have provided $1,498,423.44 to 1,691 families affected by a cancer diagnosis, with countless more receiving support services and hope.

Tax ID# 27-3314182

Michelle Phillip – Office Manager

We want to thank the nearly 200 applicants who applied for our Office Manager position at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF). We met so many kind, generous, professional and impressive candidates throughout the interview process and we are so grateful to each and every one of you.

We are extremely excited to introduce Michelle Phillip as our Office Manager. Please join us in welcoming Michelle to the DDBCF family on her first official day, Monday January 6th.

Welcome Aboard Michelle!

 

One Million

David Caldarella

On behalf of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF), I am humbled to announce a bittersweet milestone. Yesterday, a 17-year-old boy battling a cancer diagnosis became the 1,222nd patient/family to receive financial assistance, which brings our all time Direct Financial Giving to $1,000,564.25!

This bittersweet milestone could not have happened without Co-Founders Tim Hall and Carmen Malatino and our past and present 100% volunteer Board of Directors. Our new Executive Director Danielle Corso has been a valued addition to the team and tremendous support system internally. Our Mission of Hope giving partners including Equity Prime Mortgage NJ and event sponsors afford us the opportunity to offer financial assistance in the amount of One Million Dollars to 1,222 patients. Our Patient AdvocatesAdvisory Board Members, Service Arm Partners and Generation Dream Student Groups all serve to support our families battling this deadly disease that affects 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women.

There are 3 individuals who did not know it at the time but they’re the reason DDBCF even exists today and they would be my nephew Timothy and nieces Isabella and Sabrina English. 8 years ago during my stage IV head and neck cancer diagnosis I read that “Kindness is the shadow of God in Man” and I commented that those shadows were never more present than during my battle with cancer. I would change that now to express those shadows are never more present than every single day that we interact with the courageous individuals who are battling a cancer diagnosis and manage to inspire all of us at DDBCF. Patients and their families remain the sole focus of everything we do at DDBCF.

You will be hearing and seeing many posts over the next couple of weeks spotlighting the various aspects of DDBCF that make up the “little engine that could.”

I am so grateful for your trust and generous support of our mission here at DDBCF. In spite of this milestone, we are seeing a continued avalanche of patient requests and your ongoing giving is crucial!

Thank you so much,

David Caldarella
CEO, Co-Founder & Stage IV cancer Survivor

Shave the Date 2018

Shave the Date
Shave the Date
Shave the Date 2018

Get Your Mo On With Shave The Date!

REGISTER AS A FUNDRAISER HERE!

Join the Movember Movement with David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF)! We’ve partnered with Swing Graphics to raise awareness & provide HOPE for male patients battling a cancer diagnosis. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be directed to male patients battling a cancer diagnosis through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation!

DONATE  TO AN AMBASSADOR HERE!

We have added a new Team Concept this year with the help of DDBCF Advisory Board member Chief Robert Burnaford from the Harvey Cedars Police Department. The following Teams have already agreed to join Harvey Cedars Police Department to participate in our 2018 Shave the Date fundraiser: Beach Haven Police Department, Ship Bottom Police Department, Surf City Police Department, Stockton University, Jetty, Farias Surf and Sport, Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin, Equity Prime Mortgage NJ, Trident Fitness & Performance and members from the DDBCF Board of Directors. Please contact DDBCF Executive Director, Danielle Corso to create your team today dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org.

Four Ways To Get Involved:

1. Become A Shave The Date Ambassador!

  • Sign up as an individual or join a team!
  • Dedicate your hair follicles to the cause – grow a mustache, promise to shave your coveted beard, cut the luscious locks or come up with your own growing gamble.
  • Collect pledges.

2. Make A Donation!

3. Share The Donation Page!

  • Become an advocate for a team or ambassador!

4. Attend Shave The Date at The Arlington!

  • Experience the Pop Up Barbershop at The Arlington on November 30 for a shave/haircut for a cause, or just to enjoy the party!

**PopUp Barbershop**
Ryan’s Barber Shop & Shave Parlor and Carmelo’s Barber shop.

*Due to time restraints, shaves will be limited to buzz & trim only*

Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle

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Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle

Enter to WIN up to $25,000!

Our Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle is in conjunction with David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation’s selection as the Charity for a Cause partner for the 30th Anniversary Chowderfest celebration. Tickets are $20 and ONLY 2,500 tickets will be sold. There will be one winner chosen during Chowderfest weekend on Sunday September 30, 2018 at 4:00pm. (Winner does NOT need to be present & Winner must keep 50% of cash prize).

You can purchase the Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle tickets by:

  1. Pick up at our office, 364 North Main Street, Suite 10D, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
  2. Mail your check (made payable to: DDBCF ) to the office address above by Friday September 21st.
  3. Visit Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City, NJ.

For questions, email Danielle Corso at dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org or call 609-489-0011.

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8th Annual Rocktoberfest

8th Annual Rocktoberfest

Please join our Community Partners, Beach Haven Moose Riders for ROCKTOBERFEST on Saturday September 22nd from 1-6pm at Beach Haven Moose Lodge 1575, Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

This is always one of our favorite family events of the year and hope you will join us. Advance tickets can be purchased after August 26th at the Beach Haven Moose Lodge .

Tickets: $25.00 per person (Includes: Food, Beverage and Entertainment) German Food & Beer, Tricky Tray,  50/50’s, Car & Bike Show, Petting Zoo and Bouncy House.
Children 12 & Under Free

Live Music with 40 North, 8 Track Attack, The 559 & Ted Hammock

 

5th Annual Survival of the Mills

5th Annual Survival of the Mills

5th Annual Survival of the Mills

Sunday September 23, 2018 at Wells Mills County Park

Please join us for the 5th Annual Survival of the Mills presented by our friends and service-arm partners at Trident Fitness & Performance to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation on Sunday September 23rd at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, NJ. Our competitors can choose one of three challenging races including: a 7-stage Triathlon, 5-stage Duathlon or a 5K Trail Run/Walk.

Our friend Ross Reynolds from Trident Multisport is the race creator/organizer/director. Ross and his wife Marissa are the backbone for both of our athletic fundraisers with Survival of the Mills and Run for Hope. Their continued support for our families battling a cancer diagnosis is greatly appreciated by all of us at the Foundation.

Register for the Triathlon, Duathlon or 5K by clicking this Link: Survival of the Mills

We are looking for individuals and businesses to partner with David’s Dream & Believe on this great event. Please click on the Sponsorship Form below for a description of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Danielle Corso, dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org

Survival Sponsorship Form

Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree

Soiree
Soiree
LBI Summer Soiree

We are thrilled to announce that the Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree  presented by D. Finelli Construction is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who has reserved their spot for “Boardwalk Nights” at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club – if you’ve missed this opportunity but would still like to support our mission as A Beacon Of Hope, please visit bit.ly/DonateDDBCF.

 

We are excited to bring the Inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday August 10, 2018 to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation(DDBCF).

The LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” is brought to you by our friends, community partners and Title Sponsors at D. Finelli Construction. Dave Finelli was recently welcomed to DDBCF’s Volunteer Advisory Board, and according to both Dave and his wife Laurie Finelli, their faith in God is the cornerstone of everything in their lives. Dave and Laurie have shared that they feel blessed to be able to support organizations such as DDBCF, Parker’s Army, Hope for Liberia, Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and Lighthouse Christian Academy.

We also want to warmly welcome and extend our sincere thanks to The Jordan Family for their generous support of the Soiree. Bill and Kirsten Jordan were introduced to DDBCF a few years ago at the Island Gala by the Reynolds Family and since that initial meeting have been unwavering in their support for our families battling cancer.

We return to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club for the 6th year of this re-branded event and are so excited that Jaimee Hughes Boyle and Brittany Hughes Solon were also recently welcomed to DDBCF’s Volunteer Advisory Board. The Hughes Family supports DDBCF at multiple events throughout the year and have done so since our first year of existence. We are grateful for their steadfast and generous support!

The LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” is our take on an upscale summer cocktail party at the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club. The event will be held from 7pm – Midnight on August 10th and will feature: live boardwalk games, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, a robust buffet, creative cocktails with 3-hour top-shelf open bar, spectacular auction and live music with LBI’s Ted Hammock and Jason Booth in our outside Tiki Lounge with Philadelphia’s High-Energy Seven Piece Band LOVE 77 to keep you moving all night long on the ballroom dance floor.