STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is a wonderful non-profit organization founded by David Caldarella. The foundation raises funds to provide financial assistance, services, and HOPE to families primarily in New Jersey affected by a cancer diagnosis. 

Each year there are many events throughout Southern Ocean County where you can give back and support this cause. 

This year will be the sixth year for the Stafford Run for HOPE 5k, Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike races, and the second year that David's Dream will be involved in the entire event in collaboration with Ross Reynolds from Trident Multisport. 

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"Ross established Trident Multisport to bring excellent multisport events to southern New Jersey. Giving back to the community is a major focus of their team as well as promoting healthy lifestyles," said the release.

David's Dream and Believe stated:

We are extremely excited to announce that our good friends and brand-new community partners, D. Finelli Construction and Lou’s Electric will be the Co-Presenting Sponsors for this year’s event. We cannot thank Dave Finelli, Lou Manganiello and their teams enough for their continued support and commitment to help us serve our families affected by a cancer diagnosis. The Finelli and Manganiello families have been supporters of the Foundation for many years and support other events throughout the year including our 5th Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure on Sunday May 7th and our 5th Annual Island Gala on Friday August 4th.

The David’s Dream & Believe student group from Southern Regional High School will be managing various aspects of the event, as well as participating in the race.

The youth group, Generation Dream will also be heavily involved in the event by raising awareness and fundraising throughout the community. 

David said, "I think this event is on the verge of something special for our community and more importantly the families battling a cancer diagnosis that benefit from an event like this one."

All races will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike will start at 7:00 a.m. sharp. The Run for Hope 5k will start at 7:30 a.m. All events begin and finish at the Manahawkin Lake Park.

David's Dream and Believe are now accepting sponsorships for the 6th Annual Stafford Run for Hope: Tri/Du/Aqua/5K! Click on Sponsorship Form to download and complete.

With the Manahawkin Lake in Stafford being located just minutes from beautiful Long Beach Island, this is a perfect chance for people near and far to come down, race, and enjoy a nice weekend on the white sandy beaches of LBI before summer gets into full swing.

You do not want to miss this event.