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…



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” –



Tim Hall


Summer Dreaming 2012

Dear Friends,
We want to take this opportunity to update you on our 2 most recent events, post a picture of our Cruisin shirts that are on sale right now and give you a preview of upcoming events and dates.

KENTUCKY: Tim Hall, Lindsey Kunze and David completed the Louisville Kentucky Derby ½ marathon on Saturday morning 4/28 and attended a fundraiser in Lexington for DD&BCF on Saturday night. This event was created by Tim and Janice Hall’s daughter Ashley and was attended by family, co-workers and friends from the community and church. It was great for us to bring our mission to Kentucky and we were even able to help a woman struggling through a 2nd bout of breast cancer whose house had just burned down and was living in a hotel with her kids and husband.

CRUISIN: We need to start by thanking our chairperson Kathleen Ryan for creating this event and managing every aspect of this event for DD&BCF. She has created something incredible that will be in our stable of fundraising events for many years to come and we are so grateful and appreciative of her tremendous efforts. The weather did not fully cooperate but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 35 motorcycles, 15 classic cars, volunteers, sponsors and guests. We need to thank Barnegat Police Department and specifically Kathleen Ryan’s husband Jeff, Long Beach Twp. Officer Gary Gore for leading the procession, Waretown Police Department and New Jersey State Police including our friend Eric Schmitt for orchestrating a NJSP Helicopter flyover. Also, we want to thank Longshot’s and the Brother Pete Band. We added our Jetty created Cruisin shirts to our t-shirt page for $15.00 (you may also message us about purchasing them). The day prior to the event, our secretary Joyce DeGregorio and David visited a woman battling breast cancer in Toms River with her husband and 5 children. They had been served a legal notice that they were being evicted due to their rent being 3 months behind. Thanks to the generosity of the DD&BCF faithful; the family will not be going anywhere!

GIVING: Most importantly, we want to update you on the progress of our gift contributions since the inception of DD&BCF in 2010. The following accomplishments are only made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and donors. Our giving began in January 2011 and has resulted in 25 gift contributions to 24 people from age 13 to 76 including 14 different states.

1. Friday June 1ST, Relay For Life of Manahawkin benefits ACS. Team David’s Dream and Believers.
2. Saturday July 14TH, Gilbert Gottfried Comedy Show, DD&BCF benefit at Longshot’s.
3. Saturday August 4TH, 4th Annual JETTY Coquina Jam.
4. Wednesday October 24th, 2nd Annual Crabbin For A Cure at Mud City Crab House.
5. COMING SOON – Climbin For A Cure, February 2013!!!

Lastly, our website is being revised again to keep you better updated on gift contributions, upcoming events and blogs on past events as well as pictures, videos and articles featuring DD&BCF. We ask you to please share our website with your friends, family and coworkers. It’s only through an energized community that we can and will make a difference in our fight against this dreaded disease. We thank you for your continued support. Dream and Believe!!!

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