Photo of Linda Bickel Grassi

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.

What's New

Honor Love of Linda

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cape May County Herald will publish a special "Pink Section" on October 15th. Inside the Pink Section will be a special page(s) honoring Love of Linda and our 20th Anniversary! If you or your business would like to honor Love of Linda with a special message, please consider advertising in this special section. Please see attached flyer for details. Thank you!

Love of Linda Cancer Fund 20th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE-Please join us for an evening of dinner and dancing to commemorate the Love of Linda Cancer Fund 20th Anniversary! Honoring Hope Community Cancer Center: Dr. Julianna Childs • Dr. Hemang Davé • Dr. Kaleem Ahmad • Dr. Fahd Rahman.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Wildwoods Convention Center (Burk Avenue and the Boardwalk)
5:30 PM Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 PM Plated Dinner and Cash Bar
$85 per person or $150 per couple
Music by the Rocktologists
Black Tie optional. More details to follow!

Black Sheep Motorcycle Club Beef 'n Beer

The Black Sheep Motorcycle Club is holding their 10th Annual Beef 'n Beer to benefit the Love of Linda Cancer Fund on Sunday, October 12th from 1 pm to 5 pm at Menz's Restaurant!!! Live band, door prizes, 50/50 & Chinese Auctions. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased ahead of time at Eddie's Auto Body, Sea Gear, or from any Black Sheep member. Come out for a great time for a great cause!!! Thank you Black Sheep for organizing and for your continued support of Love of Linda!!!

Thank you!

A big THANK YOU to The Club At Diamond Beach for their generosity and for hosting a great beach bar event! Thank you to all who came out, donated, and volunteered. Also, another big THANK YOU to Barb McKeever of Queen Of The Crest Triathlon and MEM Racing for her generous donation to Love of Linda at the Queen of the Crest Triathlon! Thank you for helping spread the word about Love of Linda!

Kindle Community Challenge

As you may already know, the "Kindle Community Challenge" is inviting each of their sales and service customers to decide how they will donate up to $100,000 to local charitable, civic and educational organizations this year.

This is all part of our Honest Neighbors Campaign which is detailed here:

To date, over $44,000 has been designated to over 60 organizations, including Love of Linda! Love of Linda is designated to receive $2,578 thus far! Thank you to Kindle and all of their sales and service customers who have supported Love of Linda!


The Love of Linda Cancer Fund committee extends a sincere thank you to all the organizations that have had fundraisers and the countless individuals who have made donations this past year. Through their efforts and generosity, we received over $40,000 so we may continue to provide financial help to Cape May County cancer patients in their time of need.

$21,000 Raised On Behalf of Love of Linda

During the month of October, the following businesses and organizations raised $21,000 on behalf of Love of Linda! A HUGE thank you to the organizers and supporters of these fundraisers! Your generosity is what keeps our organization afloat and enables us to continue our mission of providing financial assistance to Cape May County cancer patients! THANK YOU!!!

Accent on Beauty, Black Sheep Motor Cycle Club, Cape May County Technical High School National Honor Society, Cape May Point Civic Club, Curves, Dragon Boat Racers "Dragon Behind" Team, Flower Power Golf Tournament, Hair a Styling Salon, Miracles Fitness, Nine Salon & Spa, North Cape May Senior Citizens, Pembrook Farm Horse Show, Property Owners Association of Cape May Beach, Red Hat Wizards, Seaside Cheese, South Jersey Shore-ONS, Stellar Mojo, Susie Q's Hair Salon, VFW Peterson Little Aux 386

Love of Linda 20th Anniverary & 2014 Fundraising Events

Next 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-Sunday, January 26th from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Bayview Inn in Wildwood Crest
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. For more info, visit
FUNraiser at the Club at Diamond Beach-Summer 2014
20th Anniversary Gala-Saturday, November 15th at the Wildwoods Convention Center
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Cookbooks Still Available

Love 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!
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