Shave the Date 2018

Shave the Date
Shave the Date
Shave the Date 2018

Get Your Mo On With Shave The Date!


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!


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, Informed Mortgage, Trident Fitness & Performance and members from the DDBCF Board of Directors. Please contact DDBCF Executive Director, Danielle Corso to create your team today

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*

DDBCF Advisory Board

We are excited to announce the formation of the David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) Advisory Board. The Advisory Board comprised of 20 volunteers dedicated to achieving our Mission of Hope for patients and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

In 2017, DDBCF reached an all-time milestone of helping 1,004 families battling a cancer diagnosis with direct financial grants totaling $778,381.91. Beyond the significant financial grants, countless families receive hope, emotional support, and wellness services through our generous corporate and individual donors. These goals could not have been accomplished without the inspiration from our patients and support from our volunteers.

The overall purpose of our new Advisory Board is to bolster support and awareness for DDBCF’s Mission of Hope. We thank each of our Advisory Board Members for committing to serve as Beacons of Hope to our patients and their families. We are honored to introduce our Advisory Board Members and invite you to learn more about each of them by clicking the names below:

  1. Dr. Bryan Barrett: Atlanticare Urgent Care
  2. Jaimee Boyle: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
  3. John Brancato: JAB Inspections
  4. Chief Robert Burnaford: Harvey Cedars Police Department
  5. Erin Buterick: The Union Market & Gallery and The MakeShift Union
  6. Christopher DeMatteis: Informed Mortgage
  7. James Donahower:
  8. Brandon Donnegan: Student, Stockton University
  9. Jillian Elsasser: Panzone’s Pizza and Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
  10. Jeannine Errico: The Union Market & Gallery and The MakeShift Union
  11. Matthew D. Finelli: D. Finelli Construction
  12. Deb Henderson: University Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
  13. Lou Hoguet: Landguard Title
  14. Matthew Mancini: TD Bank
  15. Lou Manganiello: Lou’s Electric
  16. Matt Matey: McCue Captains Agency
  17. Andy Muniak: Muniak & Muniak Public Accountants
  18. Lee-Anne Oros: Educational Testing Service
  19. Brittany Solon: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
  20. Carmen Tierno: New York American Water Company

Stockton University Tabling Event | 3-22-2016

Stockton University Tabling EventWe had a phenomenal day at Stockton University with Dr. Ai Zhang’s Advanced Public Relations classes on Tuesday March 22nd. Students Lauren Rowek and Danielle Horneff put together this blog about the event. A special thanks to Dr. Ai and all the students who participated in this great day!

Please click on the link below to read all about it.

Stockton University Tabling Event


Patient Advocate Committee

Patient Advocate Committee!

On February 15th 2016, Director Dani Corso and Co-Founder David Caldarella visited Dr. Ai Zhang’s Advanced Public Relations and Social Media Classes at Stockton University. Dr. Ai and her students always deliver an intensely positive discussion surrounding the mission of the Foundation. We are grateful to be working with two awesome student groups again this semester. It was during our February 15th visit that the concept to create a Patient Advocate Committee (PAC) within David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) was born!

Our Patient Advocate Committee  consists of the very people who inspire us on a daily basis: patients,  caregivers and medical personnel. This PAC will spread awareness on the impact the Foundation has with our families battling cancer because our PAC have witnessed this first-hand. They will also be able to offer support and HOPE to our current families battling cancer that will help the healing process for everybody involved. We asked 7 people to join our Patient Advocate Committee and all 7 responded with a Resounding YES!

We want to welcome: Dawn Aversa, Elizabeth Martinez, Patty Springstead, Susie Buzby, Tina Angers and Lauren & Bill Raney. We have 3 patients, 4 caregivers, 1 oncology nurse navigator and 1 married couple. We are honored to have them join us with such a strong desire to help others and bring light to so many others battling this deadly disease! #ABeaconOfHope

Tina Angers
Tina Angers
Susie Buzby
Susie Buzby
Patty Springstead
Patty Springstead
Elizabeth Martinez
Elizabeth Martinez
Lauren Raney
Lauren Raney
Dawn Aversa
Dawn Aversa
Bill Raney
Bill Raney

Bengal Block Party | Barnegat High School | David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

Bengal Block Party
Bengal Block Party

We are beyond excited for our Bengal Block Party at Barnegat High School on Friday May 15th! The event will take place from 4-10pm. This event has been in the making for a couple of years and we want to thank Teacher Ms. Schuler from Barnegat High School and her Interact Team for making it a reality.

Please join David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for this Community-Wide event, supported by our friends at Jetty, featuring: Live Music (5 Bands), DJ, Light Show, Food, Vendors, Bouncy House, Games, Activities and a Walkathon!

We are thrilled to have students from Stockton University Service-Learning Program involved in our Bengal Block Party. The Stockton University Service-Learning Program is dedicated to Service with a Purpose!

We want to thank our friends at Jetty  for supporting the Bengal Block Party!


There is a $10.00 admission donation to enter the Bengal Block Party. Kids 10 and under are free! 


Bengal Block Party Team Sign-Up

Bengal Block Party Fundraising Form

Bengal Block Party Sponsorship Form

Bengal Block Party Vendor Form

Bengal Block Party Waiver Form

Bengal Block Party
Bengal Block Party