Love of Linda Cancer Fund

by PJ Mullen on May 28, 2010

in May 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The ninth nominee for the May edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Love of Linda Cancer Fund. This organization is named after Linda Bickel Grassi who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 1994 and her work and love continue through the Love of Linda Cancer Fund.

Linda was a Glenwood Avenue Elementary School teacher in Wildwood, NJ for 20 years. She was fondly know to everyone as a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. When she received her diagnosis, Linda’s close friends and co-workers came together to raise funds to help defray the enormous costs of her treatment and the ancillary expenses.

Starting with three patients the first year, the Love of Linda Cancer fund has assisted more than 1,700 cancer patients since its inception in 1994. During this time they have disbursed over $1.25 million throughout Cape May County to help cancer patients with their ancillary expenses.

Whether it’s a need for gas, tolls, childcare, or a mortgage payment, the list of expenses is never ending. Through the generosity of their supporters the fund has experienced a tremendous growth because of people who care about others. It’s a true testament to the volunteers and contributors, that the Love of Linda Cancer Fund has had a positive impact on the lives of Cape May County cancer patients.

The Love of Linda Cancer Fund is supported by planned fundraising activities throughout the year from pumpkin decorating at the annual Seafarer’s Weekend Festival to spaghetti dinners to their annual Beef ‘n Beef dance. Additionally, the organization has held sixteen Love of Linda Cancer Fund Memorial Golf Tournaments at the Avalon Golf Club.

Thank you to Leann DiLorenzo for nominating the Love of Linda Cancer Fund for the May edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about the Love of Linda Cancer Fund or their mission visit their website.

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