LBI Summer Soiree Wrap-Up

3rd Annual LBI Summer Soiree

We would like to thank everybody for their support and attendance at the 3rd Annual LBI Summer Soiree to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We were excited to celebrate our long standing friendship and partnership with the team from Jetty as we recognized them with our 2021 Beacon of Hope Award. The DDBCF Beacon of Hope Award was created in 2017 to recognize an outstanding individual or organization instrumental in filling hearts with hope and shining a light in the darkness of cancer. 

“11 years ago we ran our first event together, the Coquina Jam. We raised around $7500. Last year we raised $88,000. This year, we raised $100,000. Both the Jetty Rock Foundation and DDBCF aren’t going to stop running events, and we’re not going to stop growing, it’s truly a special partnership – but, the other partner that we both have is the community. It’s all of you guys that donate, and show up to fuel our passion so that we can all help people together.” Jeremy DeFilippis, CEO Jetty/Treasurer & Director JRF

A special thank you to Tom, Jaimee, Brittany and the entire staff at the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club for another beautiful evening. 

Photo: Michael John Murphy

3rd Annual LBI Summer Soiree

Sea Shell

3rd Annual Summer Soiree
3rd Annual LBI Summer Soiree


When: Friday August 13, 2021, 7pm to midnight.

Where: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic, Beach Haven, NJ

Tickets: Click HERE!
Includes: hors d’oeuvres, themed dinner menu, 3-Hour Top Shelf Open Bar and DJ Entertainment.

Single: $275
Pair: $500

The LBI Summer Soiree is our upscale summer cocktail party at the stunning Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club featuring scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, a themed dinner menu, 3-hour top-shelf open bar and DJ LAX from Prime Event DJS to keep you moving all night long on the dance floor.

Our 2021 LBI Summer Soiree was just recently confirmed so we are not having sponsorships or an auction this year but we will be celebrating our long-standing friendship and partnership with the Team from JETTY as we recognize them with our 2021 DDBCF Beacon of Hope Award.

The Jetty Rock Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Jetty brand. This charitable organization was formed in June of 2013 as a direct result of Jetty’s massive Sandy Relief efforts. The approved 501(C)3 Charitable Organization allows the Jetty brand to continue to be a vehicle for fundraising by using its design, screen printing, and event prowess while providing a formidable channel to get direct aid to those in need. Jetty is a Certified B Corp with CMO Cory Higgins recently being appointed an advisory board member to the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

The partnership between David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and JETTY kicked off at the 2011 Coquina Jam. Jeremy DeFilippis, CEO from Jetty and longtime friend of David Caldarella, was one of the first Board members for DDBCF.

“I’ve known Jeremy for 25+ years now and am so thankful for his support during my cancer battle more than he will ever know. JETTY has played an integral role in supporting DDBCF over the past 10+ years. I will never forget Coquina 2011 and the positive impact it had on DDBCF. I am so grateful for their continued support and partnership and it is an honor to present JETTY as the recipient of our 4th Beacon of Hope Award at this year’s Summer Soiree.” -David Caldarella

Please join us for a night of fun on the beach and get your TICKETS today!

13th Annual Coquina Jam

2021 Coquina Jam

2021 Coquina JamWhat: 13th Annual Coquina Jam – Female Surf Contest

Title Sponsors: Jefferson Health, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Drs. David and Melissa Cognetti and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Jefferson Health

When:  July 25, 2021 *No wave date August 1, 2021

Time:  8AM – 5PM

Where:  68th Street, Brant Beach. NJ 08008. Our vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel!

Why: 100% of the net proceeds will benefit cancer patients through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and Jetty Rock Foundation. You can support the surfers by clicking on their fundraising pages HERE!

How:  Through a fun, all-female team-oriented surf contest. When registration is complete, the pool of surfers will be divided by median age and then randomly paired coupling one younger surfer with one more experienced surfer. The teams will compete through a bracket-style tournament.

Email for Sponsorship Opportunities

About David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

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

About the Jetty Rock Foundation

The Jetty Rock Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Jetty apparel brand. The mission of the JRF is to facilitate clean water and support of those who build their lives around it. As a Certified B Corp, Jetty and the Jetty Rock Foundation are dedicated to oyster recycling, environmental stewardship and education. Join our good vibe tribe!

DDBCF Hires Kristy Koos, COO

David Caldarella and Kristy Koos

David Caldarella and Kristy Koos
David Caldarella and Kristy Koos

On behalf of the Board of Directors for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, I am excited and honored to announce the hiring of Kristy Koos as Chief Operations Officer (COO). Kristy’s skills and expertise are an ideal fit for our growing needs. Her humanity and compassion helps us better serve our patients. Patients and their families battling a cancer diagnosis are at the heart of everything we do. The hiring of Kristy ensures that we will be able to answer the increasing demand for support from those families. David Caldarella, Co-Founder & CEO

I am beyond thrilled to accept the position of COO. This compassionate team of leaders has a long history of serving patients and families affected by a cancer diagnosis. I look forward to working hand in hand with our partners and the community so we can build upon and expand the lasting impact of the organization. David and I share the same vision that patients and their families have and will always come first at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and it is an honor to be a part of this mission. Kristy Koos, COO

Photo: Michael John Murphy

I’m an LBI Girl Fundraiser

I'm an LBI Girl

I'm an LBI Girl

We are loving the new “I’m an LBI girl” beach totes! Show your LBI pride & support our mission as #ABeaconOfHope – all of the profits from sales through Monday, July 5 will benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Please visit @ImAnLBIGirl, then click the link in their profile for the @Etsy store link to purchase.

Thank you in advance for considering the addition of @ImAnLBIGirl gear to your summer swag.

Photo: @ImAnLBIGirl




99WNRR Radiothon
Friday March 19th 12pm EST to Sunday March 21st 12am EST

Thank you for joining us for our 8th Annual Radiothon benefiting FACES4AUTISM, The Children’s Air Ambulance and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

It all begins on March 19th at 12pm EST. This is a great way to support three amazing organizations who are in need of your help today. 100% of your donations will go directly to the organizations listed and 99WNRR will MATCH your contributions.

Just click the donation button HERE to make your generous pledge to 99WNRR RADIOTHON and post your request or dedication in their chat room. No amount is too small.

$5 gets you 1 song
$10 gets you 3 songs
$25-50 gets you a special commemorative shirt and 5 songs.
$100 gets you two shirts, 10 songs and we will bring you on air to announce them. YOU BECOME THE DJ!

We accept Venmo as well to 99WNRR RADIOTHON. Thank you for joining us for our 8th Annual Radiothon benefiting FACES4AUTISM, The Children’s Air Ambulance and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

It all begins on March 19th at 12pm est. 100% of your donations will go directly to the organizations listed and 99WNRR will MATCH your contributions.

University of Kentucky Partnership

Co-Founder Timothy Hall made introductions between the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We are so excited to announce we have created a new partnership with U of K’s College of Social Work and we will have a graduate student interning for DDBCF this semester. Our patients are the epicenter of everything we do at DDBCF. We are constantly evolving as a Foundation while researching and creating new and improved ways to engage with our patients and their families battling a cancer diagnosis.

If you are a patient or family member and hear via email or phone from Travis – please feel free to let him know how you are doing and if there is anything David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation can do for you…



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 Informed 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 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.


 2021 DDBCF Mission of Hope Giving Campaign Form

Care2Share – Investors Bank



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


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