12/15/2014 Via Eastern Surf Magazine
Beneficiaries include cancer patients and local hospital
SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation had its most successful year to date, President Paul Giunta announced today.
The foundation distributed more than $80,000 to people battling cancer, hospitals and charities in Atlantic and Cape May counties throughout 2014. Eleven cancer patients received in total $66,000 during the year. Four local charities received a total of $2,800 and three local hospitals received a total of $15,000 from the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation during the year.
The foundation was able to raise more than $100,000 from the three annual surfing-related events it holds on Absecon Island, where its founder, Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City, was raised.
“I’m proud to say this is our most successful year to date thanks to the businesses and people who support us each year,” said Giunta, of Somers Point.
Randazzo said, “I can’t say enough about the people who have donated, not only their time and money, but who train to paddle around Absecon Island each June, suit up to Freeze with us each February and make me look forward to the Surf for a Cause in Margate every September.”
This year, the cancer foundation will hold its 6th annual Freeze for a Cause 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at North Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City. The 8th annual Paddle for a Cause is Saturday, June 13, at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, including not only a 22.5-mile around the island marathon paddle, but also two social paddles of 8 miles and 4 miles to the Wonder Bar. The 14th annual Surf for a Cause is Saturday, Sept. 12 at Decatur Avenue beach in Margate.
See thedrcf.org for information.
About the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation
The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially. To date, the foundation has raised more than $500,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.
The foundation was created in 2001 when Dean Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world.
The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point, NJ 08244.
For information see www.deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org or email President Paul Giunta at firstname.lastname@example.org.