Generation Dream

Generation Dream 1st Meeting - 6/25/2014
Generation Dream 1st Meeting – 6/25/2014

We want to take a minute to thank the Amazing Kids & Parents from our youth sub-group of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation called “Generation Dream.”

The picture to the left was taken at our first meeting on June 25th 2014 with 23 kids. We currently have 74 kids registered to be a part of this amazing youth movement within David’s Dream & Believe. The children are committed to generating a ripple effect of Kindness, Love & Hope for NJ families living with a cancer diagnosis.

In one year, the kids have been responsible for several fundraising projects including a Lakewood Blueclaws Game, Thundering Surf Funday, Kids 4 Change, Project Dream & Holiday Cornbread Sale with our friends from Shore Fire Grille. Some of the kids have created their own fundraisers: Domenick Crisalli asked his mom to do a wear your jeans to work day and he also sold some of his own clothes online to raise money for DDBCF. Hadley Magaziner raised funds for DDBCF with a couple of lemonade stands during the summer and Cuade Deely created our very stylish Generation Dream Socks which can be found on our website by clicking the Shop Tab.

Generation DREAM Socks

All of the kids & parents volunteered at a variety of David’s Dream & Believe events throughout 2014 including: 6th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam, Night at the Lakewood Blueclaws, Rocktoberfest, TGI Friday’s Regional Competition & Survival of the Mills.

Most importantly, the kids from Generation Dream planned and hosted a Holiday Party at SOMC for the Oncology Patients & their families. This was the culmination of an incredible inaugural year for Generation Dream and we could not be prouder of each every member of this group. A Huge thank you to all the parents of these amazing kids. We know without your commitment to the Foundation in driving the kids to meetings, events and fundraisers – none of this would be possible.

Lastly, we want to recognize one of our newest Director’s Kim Manzella who currently serves as our youth Director and is the creator of Generation Dream. Kim leads Generation Dream with her Huge Heart and is a wonderful example to the kids and to all of us of what it means to lead a “Pay it Forward” lifestyle! A special thanks to Melanie Magaziner, Kristin Panzone Jillian Elsasser and Dani Corso for their help with Generation Dream projects throughout 2014!



Generation Dream

The kids from our youth sub-group of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation called Generation Dream are going to be very busy this week! Generation Dream will have a tent at the LBI Foundation’s 8th Annual Barnegat Bay Day & Go Green Expo on Wednesday from 12-4pm. Generation Dream will have sign-up sheets to join our youth group and will also have eco-friendly beverage tumblers available for a small donation so please stop by to say hello! Thursday morning at 10am, the Generation Dream team travel to our friends at Jetty for a tour of the local surf company’s facilities and to watch their Generation Dream t-shirts being printed by the Jetty crew. On Saturday July 12th, it’s our DD&BCF Night at the Lakewood Blueclaws featuring Generation Dream. We are selling individual Blueclaws tickets for $10 and our combo package includes game ticket, bus ride, food & non-alcoholic beverage for $30. The 56 person bus will be leaving Ocean Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Wellness Center (102 East Bay Avenue) promptly at 4:30pm and returning immediately after the game. Please contact us directly at: to reserve your tickets and seat on the bus today!


Generation Dream
Generation Dream