Linda Bickel Grassi, raised in Wildwood Crest and a graduate of Wildwood High School, was a Glenwood Avenue Elementary School teacher in Wildwood, NJ for 20 years. She was fondly known to everyone as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend.
When diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 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.
Even though Linda lost her battle with cancer in May of 1994 at the age of 46, the work and the love continue through the Love of Linda Cancer Fund, Inc. Visit the About Us section to find out more.
Love of Linda 20th Anniverary & 2014 Fundraising EventsNext year marks 20 years for Love of Linda! To commemorate this very special occasion, we are organizing a 20th Anniversary Gala and yearlong Giving Campaign! In order for us to continue our mission of providing financial assistance to Cape May County cancer patients, we hope you'll support both of these fundraising opportunities in addition to the rest of our 2014 events! Save the date for:
Spaghetti Dinner-January 2014 (TBD)
Beef 'n Beer with the Chatterband-Saturday, February 22nd at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood
20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament-Sunday, May 4th at the Avalon Golf Club
Lunch with Lynch Foundation & Love of Linda Pancake Breakfast-Sunday, May 4th at Surfside West Diner in Wildwood
FUNraiser at the Club at Diamond Beach-Summer 2014
20th Anniversary Gala-Saturday, November 15th at the Wildwoods Convention Center
**Lunch with Lynch Foundation and Love of Linda Pancake Breakfast**-POSTPONED TILL SPRING 2014The Lunch With Lynch Foundation/Love of Linda Pancake Breakfast will be moved to the Spring of 2014. More details to follow!
Cookbooks Still AvailableLove of Linda has compiled a cookbook filled with 150 favorite recipes from area cancer patients, survivors, residents, and restaurants! The cost of each book is $10 + $3.50 for shipping. If you would like to order a book, please visit our "Contribute" page to purchase via Paypal. Thank you to all those who submitted recipes and thank you in advance to those purchasing a book. Happy Cooking!
Thank You!!!In addition to thanking our golf sponsors, etc., Love of Linda would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who held fundraisers on our behalf this past year:
A A R P Chap. 5235
Black Sheep Motorcycle Club-raised over $21,000 since 2004
Cape May Point Civic Club
Colony Club of Ocean City
Crest Memorial School Teachers
Crest Savings Bank Valentine Flowers in memory of Colette Jones
Curves in honor of Cancer Survivors
Flower Power Golf Tournament-raised over $13,000 since it's inception
Historic Town Bank, Inc.
HOPE Music Fest-raised over $50,000 since 2004
Marcellina's Boutique-raised over $5400 over the past few years
Mr. Rick Jones in memory of Colette
North Cape May Senior Citizens
North Wildwood Flea Market-contributed over $11,000 since 1999
Pembrook Farm Horse Show In Memory of Beverly Robinson-raised over $3500
Red Hat Wizards
Mrs. Michelle Rosenello Boardwalk Fitness Blast
Silver Streak Soccer Players Goal-a-thon-raised over $4300
Tuckahoe United Methodist Church
Women of Heart
Mr. & Mrs. James Worth
19th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament-THANK YOU!!!On behalf of the Cape May County cancer patients we serve, the Love of Linda Cancer Fund Committee wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who sponsored, contributed, worked or played in our 19th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament. To those who generously gave of their special talents to make this tournament a success, we are appreciative.
Ace Sponsors-$3500: HOPE Community Cancer Center
Eagle Sponsors-$2000: Big Timber Lake Camping Resort, Holly Beach Public Library Assn., Sandpiper Embroidery, Sturdy Savings Bank
Par Sponsors-$500: Greater Wildwood Elks #1896, Reich Asset Management, LLC
Links Sponsors-$300: Allstate/Risley Financial Group, Eric A. Hansen, DO
Hole Sponsors-$125/2 for $200: American Legion Post 184, Anchor Insurance Agency, Inc., Dennis & Darlene Anderson & Family, Anglesea Irish Society, Barry, Corrado, Grassi, & Gibson, PC, Bowman's Cooling & Heating, Inc, Ms. Liza Bresnan, Mr. David Burns, Cannon Masonic Lodge #104, Cape May County Police & Fire Emerald Society, Cape Regional Medical Center, Coastline Cooling and Heating, LLC, Corino Law Office P.A., Crest Memorial School Sunshine Committee, Crusader Motel, Bob & Judy Davenport, DeWeese Law Firm, First Bank of Sea Isle City, Mr. & Mrs. Alan I. Gould, Mr.& Mrs. William Henfey, Joe Canal's Discount Liquors, Kelly Products Co., Inc., Leader Printers, Mr. Lefty Lewis, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Miss Demeanor Boutique, Bill & Peggy Mitchell, Morelli Organization, Inc., Osborne's Furniture & Bedding, Paolini Dermotology & Med Spa, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pison, Dr. William Robinson, DMD, PA, The Smithgall Family, VFW Post 5941, Tina & Jeff Ziccardi, Mr. & Mrs. John Zurzola
Gifts/Raffle Prizes: Alumni Grill, Artisans Alcove Estate Jewelers, Avalon Coffee Company, Avalon Golf Club, Avalon Links Restaurant, Back to Health Chiropractic, Burke Motor Group, Butterfly Boutique Gift Store, Cape May Par 3 Golf Club, Cape May Winery & Vineyard, Church's Garden Center and Nursery, Jerry & Margaret Clark, Steven Clark, Cool Scoops, CVS Wildwood, Doreen Dever, Nancy Dowdy, Frank Theaters, Mrs. Peggy Gilbert, Green's Liquor, Hair, A Styling Salon, Harpoon Henry's, Heritage Links Golf Club, Herr's, Kim's Oriental Nails, Kindle Autoplaza, The Lobster House Restaurant, Marcellina Boutique, Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, Al Melini-The Club Doctor, The Morey Organization, Patti's Party World, Philadelphia 76ers, Mr. Al Reath,-Two Pines Country Store, Rio Grande Diner, The Sand Barrens Golf Club, Schellengers Restaurant, Secluded Acres Farm, Shoppe Shoppers Guide, Silpada Jewelry- Bonnie Mosson, Silver Bullet Starlight Fleet, Tom Cat Restaurant, Tony's Produce, Totally Take-out, Vineyard Vines, Ward's Pastry, Warehouse Wicker and Gifts, Whale's Tale, The Wildwood Golf and Country Club
Donations: Boulevard Liquor Store, Inc., Hope Community Cancer Center, Mr. & Mrs. John Inserra, Estate of Edna Johnson, Lawrence Lowy Associates, Mr. & Mrs. James Moore, Jr., Ms. Judith Moudy, Mr. & Mrs. John Osborne, Jr., Jane Paravicini, Mr. Bruce Rappoport, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Sonye, Tony & Val Trivelis, Mr. Matthew Viall
Volunteers: Lisa Beatty & Daughters, Boy Scout Troop 75, Brian Burns, Dave Burns, Margaret Clark, Steve Clark, Judy Davenport, Ed Einhaus, Kay Fitzgerald, Joyce Gould, Terri Hall, Cindy Kurkowski, Paul & Joan Lappin, Amy Mahon, Christa Nocito, Sara Nocito, Dan & Mary Jane Petela, Irene & Joe Tomasello