Margate, NJ – Come join in on the fun and support of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation at the 9th Annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Surf for a Cause presented by Copiers Plus, 102.7 WJSE and Balsley Losco Greenberg Insurance together with supporting sponsors Marketplace Realty, Dakine, DeNafo & Walcoff, Attorneys at Law, Electric Visual, Ocean Minded, Surfers Supplies, 7th Street Surf Shop, Shore True Value Hardware, Heritage Surf and Sport and TK Surfboards. The event is scheduled for 7:00 am, Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Decatur Avenue Beach in front of Lucy the Elephant in Margate, NJ.
“We are proud to present this fantastic event,” said Bob Matthews, CEO of Copiers Plus. “The work that the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation performs in bringing awareness, promoting research and financially assisting cancer victims battle the disease is outstanding. The Foundation makes a REAL difference in people’s lives which can be seen first hand at any of the DRCF events.”
Dean Randazzo, the Foundation’s namesake, is indisputably the most successful professional surfer to ever come out of the Garden State. In the midst of a highly successful competitive career, Dean was tragically diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer affecting the lymph nodes. “When I first began to feel the symptoms associated with Hodgkin’s, I wanted to ignore it which was the absolute worst thing you can do. I reversed my thinking immediately and met the problem head on. My doctors told me that too many young people want to avoid the problem like I initially felt, which obviously can result in the inability to battle the disease successfully.”
The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation was created in 2001 as the result of Dean’s initial diagnosis and desire to bring awareness to the disease and how to deal with it, in addition to promoting cancer research and financially assisting cancer victims through their battles. “I wanted to spread the word to meet the problem head on while also helping people who are dealing with the emotional and financial challenges that come with cancer treatment.”
To date, the DRCF has donated over $150,000.00 for its purposes. “I cannot be more proud of the work we have been able to do through the generosity of our sponsors and participants at each event,” said Adam Walcoff, DRCF President. “When Dean approached me about creating the Foundation, I never thought that almost a decade later, we would be this successful. Each time we are able to donate to a worthy cause or an individual struggling financially while dealing with treatment, it makes me even more proud of who we are and what we are able to do.”
The annual after-party begins at 6:30 pm at Maynard’s in Margate. The after-party will also include a raffle/silent auction, live entertainment. The raffle and auction items include surf boards, wetsuits, fishing gear, art, gift certificates, rounds of golf, electronic equipment, and many other great items. Entry tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door. There will be a buffet and a cash bar with drink specials.
The Surf for a Cause is open to all ages with divisions that include Long board, Short board, Men, Jr. Men, Groms, Women. Pre-registration costs $45. Registration day of the event is $55. All donations are tax-deductible as the Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Tax Exempt Charitable Organization.
For more information about the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation or to donate to the cause, please visit our website at deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org or contact Nick Bricker [email protected] 609-231-1562 or Dan Cellucci at [email protected] or by phone at (609)226-2982.