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Fifth Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure Today Sunday, May 7

Video from 2016 Frank Panzone Cruisin for a Cure Credits: David's Dream and Believe and Darn Swell Media

STAFFORD, NJ - Today is the day of the Frank Panzone Cruisin for a Cure Event.  It is not to late to show up at the After-Party at Joe Pop's Shore Bar from 12 to 4 p.m.  

The Fifth Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure includes a motorcycle and classic car ride with a family-friendly After-Party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

Many businesses, presenting sponsors and individuals combine forces with DDBCF to support families battling a cancer diagnosis. 

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Click to watch video highlighting last years event.

This is the fifth year for Cruisin for a Cure which was created in 2012 by Kathleen Ryan from Walters Homes.  In 2013, this event was renamed to honor Frank V. Panzone Jr.

Frank was so giving to his community throughout his life and his giving spirit shined throughout his battle with stage IV cancer. His spirit, determination and courage in the face of indomitable odds are only a couple of the reasons we are so proud to call this event the Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure!

Frank’s daughters are both living legacies to Frank, as Kristin Panzone Moritz is serving her second term on our board of directors and Jillian Panzone Elsasser served as a Board member through 2015.  Jillian is currently serving as President of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, a position in which her father served for many years. 

The Panzone Family and their businesses, Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City and Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta in Beach Haven have been supporters of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation since our first pizza party fundraiser at the Ship Bottom Fire House in December 2010!

We invite you to take part in either the ride, the after- party or both options. You can pre-register for the ride by completing the application below and mailing it to us or by visiting Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City. 

Our ride will start at Taylor Avenue Park in Beach Haven and weather permitting, the ride will cover 60 miles off the island with a return to Joe Pop’s.  

In the event of inclement weather, we will modify the ride and cruise to the Lighthouse in Barnegat Light and back to Joe Pop’s.  
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:45 a.m. A donation of $35.00 (individual) includes: 1 rider, 1 ticket to after party and 1 commemorative pin. Couples can join the ride for $60.00 and each will receive these items.  Free bagels, donuts and coffee will be served at registration.

You do not need to ride a bike or own a classic car to enjoy the party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar in Ship Bottom from noon to 4 p.m.

A donation of $35.00 (individual) or $50.00 (couple) includes: hot & cold buffet lunch, Live Music and our Amazing Cruisin Auction managed by Cathy Deely.  

With your help, we can maintain the momentum of 2016 in which we helped 244 Families with $215,457.97 of financial assistance.

2011-2016: 763 Families and $621,813.06 in Patient Grants!

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