2021 Mission of Hope Giving Campaign

Planned Giving

Planned Giving2021 Mission of Hope Giving Campaign

Thank you for your continued support of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF). Cancer is Hard. A cancer diagnosis during a global pandemic is exponentially harder! Zero DDBCF in-person events for the entirety of 2020. However, we still managed to provide $267,740.36 in direct financial aid and wellness services to 256 families battling a cancer diagnosis this year. Mission of Hope Giving was our only mainstay fundraising program in 2020 and it proved to be a lifesaver! At the start of the pandemic, our community partners at Equity Prime Mortgage led the way once again by raising their charitable giving from $25 per closed loan to $100 per closed loan out of their Manahawkin office. Several members of the DDBCF team, individuals and businesses also participated this year.

As we prepare to start a New Year in 2021, we are excited to spotlight our Mission of Hope (MOH) Giving Campaign.  This campaign enables individuals and/or businesses to Pay It Forward throughout the year by setting up a weekly, monthly or quarterly donation to DDBCF. No amount is too small. Your Mission of Hope Giving commitment to DDBCF will make the difference of a lifetime for a family battling cancer today!

How can you get involved? Please contact our CEO, David Caldarella or Vice Chair of Community Affairs, Danielle Corso (ideally before January 29, 2021) to ensure that we recognize you and/or your business in all of our DDBCF marketing pieces this year.

Please complete the attached form below and click HERE to start your own weekly, monthly or quarterly 2021 Mission of Hope Giving donation.

You can also mail a donation to: 364 North Main Street, Suite 10D, Manahawkin, NJ 08050, made payable to DDBCF with Mission of Hope in the (memo) on the check.

Email: david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org
Email: dani@davidsdreamandbelieve.org

 2021 DDBCF Mission of Hope Giving Campaign Form

 

 

Care2Share – Investors Bank

Care2Share

INVESTORS BANK Care2Share

Investors Bank Care2Share Affinity Program can help you give
back to your preferred non-profit at no cost to you.

  • Simply enroll your eligible Investors Bank Personal or Business Checking Accounts by selecting David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation as your favorite nonprofit.
  • None of your account information is shared, and it’s completely free for you to participate.
  • That organization receives a 0.25% donation2 annually from Investors Bank once enrolled accounts reach 10 or more. This donation will be paid quarterly based upon the average monthly balance in all eligible accounts enrolled each quarter.
  • Complete the simple Care2Share Enrollment Form and start giving back to your favorite nonprofit.

We all have charitable causes and community organizations that we love to support, whether they’re houses of worship, youth athletics, local charities or anything else. Investors Bank created the Care2Share program so you can help your favorite organization earn more money every quarter. Your contributions are based on the balances you maintain in your eligible accounts, and we’ll make the donation on your behalf at no cost to you. The more customers who participate in Care2Share, the more money you can raise

Don’t have an eligible account? Open one today by clicking HERE.

AmazonSmile | Charitable Donation

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmileDid you know that David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation is eligible to receive donations made from purchases you make on Amazon because we are an officially registered charitable organization!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support David’s Dream & Believe by starting your shopping at: AmazonSmile

 

 

David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation Patient Support Fund

From left to right: Lora Rhodes, LCSW, Michelle Phillip, Adam Luginbuhl, MD, David Caldarella, David Cognetti, MD, and Danielle Corso

November 11, 2010, I heard the words every patient diagnosed with cancer wants to hear: “There’s No Evidence of Disease!” Those amazing words were uttered by the same surgeon who had to inform me I had Stage IV Head and Neck cancer in April 2010. Dr. David Cognetti and I have been able to share many milestones together along the way since 2010 including our joint service for the National Institute of Health’s Head and Neck Steering Committee, a Haiti Mission Trip, the 2020 Head and Neck Cancer Symposium and Dr. Cognetti’s recent promotion to Chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology, but most importantly family outings to the annual Villanova University/Georgetown University basketball game in Philadelphia. A lifelong friendship was born out of a horrible cancer diagnosis. I am beyond grateful to share that same bond with many members of the Jefferson Health Department of Otolaryngology, Medical Oncology and Infusion Center & Jefferson Radiation Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Dr. Cognetti and the entire team have also played a critical role in supporting David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation over the past 10 years. We share something else incredibly special beyond our friendships. It is a shared vision and commitment to improve the lives of patients and their families from the moment of a cancer diagnosis. Our Foundation recently gifted a financial contribution to the Department of Otolaryngology at Jefferson to establish the David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation Patient Support Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide a life preserver to patients facing overwhelming financial burdens. We are grateful for this partnership and that the mission of DDBCF has been adopted for this fund.

It has always been about patients and their families, and this partnership will allow us to continue to serve New Jersey residents as they receive cancer care in Pennsylvania.

David Caldarella
Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer Survivor
DDBCF Co-Founder/CEO

Thank You – Advisory Board

THANK YOU!

We want to take a minute to thank some of our Advisory Board members who recently stepped down after their service. Our Advisory Board members assist with fundraising campaigns and raise awareness for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation’s Mission of Hope for families battling a cancer diagnosis.

Thank you to Brittany Solon and Jaimee Boyle from the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club. Thank you to John Brancato from JAB Inspections. Thank you to James Donahower. Thank you to Erin Buterick from The Union Market & Gallery and thank you to Robin Harvey from the Scott Harvey Auto Group

Since our inception in 2011, DDBCF has been able to provide in excess of $1.6 Million Dollars to 1,800+ families battling a cancer diagnosis and that is not possible without the volunteerism of our Board of Directors, Patient Advocates and Advisory Board THANK YOU ALL!

 

84 Lumber Donation

84 Lumber

84 Lumber

84 Lumber Donation

84 Lumber donates $5,000 grant to David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) for breast cancer awareness month.

84 Lumber Manahawkin’s store manager, Michael Wallace met with Co-Founder and CEO, David Caldarella from DDBCF. The gentlemen met in front of the newly painted and pink 84 Lumber sign that raises awareness for breast cancer awareness month on Route 9, in Manahawkin directly in front of the 84 Lumber complex.

We are so grateful for our existing partnerships as well as new ones like the one with 84 Lumber that help us to provide financial assistance, wellness services and hope to families battling a cancer diagnosis in NJ.

Please contact CEO, David Caldarella to learn more about partnership opportunities…
david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org or 609-489-0011

 

 

Zack Of All Trades – Fundraiser

Zack Of All Trades will be selling Limited Edition t-shirts, with 50% of proceeds going to David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing relief and aid to NJ families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Shirts will be $18 (plus $7 if shipping). This cause is especially close to our business’s heart, and we want to do all we can for others who might need help in the same situation. We are also accepting any and all donations to the cause.

Please contact Zack of all Trades to place your order today! 

Together we can make a difference!

Zack of All Trades LLC is a fully licensed and insured family owned and operated, commercial and residential general repair and remodeling company. We offer a long list of services which include minor and large-scale projects, as well as property management contracts. Our company employs a team of individuals who each in their own way specialize in a trade.

Zack holds multiple licenses & can handle a diversity of projects. Zack specializes in Property Management solutions and General Remodeling and repair services for Homes and Business.

Please call ZACK for everything from small household repairs to major remodeling projects!

Zack Of All Trades
45 Westchester Drive
Little Egg Harbor 08087
OFFICE: (609) 857-3871
CELL: (732) 710-5714

Becoming A Survivor Champion!

Becoming A Survivor Champion!

BECOMING A SURVIVOR CHAMPION!

We are proud to partner with the Head & Neck Cancer Alliance and the American Head & Neck Society on a Survivorship Series for individuals and families affected by oral, head & neck cancers.

In early 2019, CoFounder & Stage IV Head & Neck Cancer Survivor David Caldarella of David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation was nominated to serve on the 2020 National Head and Neck Cancer Symposium by Dr. David Cognetti of Jefferson Health. He was selected to serve, and worked behind the scenes with the committee on the symposium, which was set to take place this month in Chicago. As a result of coronavirus, the partner organizations pivoted to create a virtual gathering open to participants throughout the country.

The final webinar in the series, “How to Be A Survivor Champion,” will take place on Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 4:30pm. Deadline is Friday August 14th at 10am. If you or your family are interested in learning more about life after a diagnosis, we encourage you to attend.

REGISTER HERE: headandneck.org/survivorship-webinars

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