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.

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Lunch with Lynch and Love of Linda Pancake Breakfast

The Lunch with Lynch Foundation and Love of Linda have teamed up to host a joint breakfast FUNraiser at the Surfside West Diner located at Cresse and New Jersey Avenues on Sunday, May 4th from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon. Breakfast includes either pancakes OR eggs, meat, juice and coffee. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 13 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at the North Wildwood Shirt Shop located at 606 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, the Greater Wildwoods Chamber of Commerce located at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, or at the Surfside Restaurant the day of the event. For more information and or to purchase tickets online visit
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Miracles Fitness Fundraiser

Miracles Fitness in Rio Grande is hosting Fitness After Dark II on Friday, May 2nd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Fitness Bootcamp followed by Social. Open to everyone! Come out and get a great workout and help raise money for a great cause! For more information, please contact Miracles at (609) 886-7070.
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20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament

Don't miss out on playing in or sponsoring one of the BEST golf tournaments around! The Love of Linda Cancer Fund 20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Avalon Golf Club on Sunday, May 4th-Noon registration and 1 pm shotgun start. Open to all levels of players, male and female. Scramble Format, Shotgun Tee, Silent Auction & Special Competitions.

Entry Fee: $120 per player; $95 for Avalon Club Members (Includes: Greens Fee & Cart, Tournament Gifts, Complimentary Beverages & Buffet Dinner)

Sponsorship Levels:

• Ace Sponsor $3500-Includes your Name/Logo embroidered on golf gift, one foursome & corporate billboard advertising
• Eagle Sponsor $2000-Includes one foursome & corporate billboard advertising
• Birdie Sponsor $1000-Includes four golf gifts, four invitations to the tournament dinner & corporate billboard advertising
• Par Sponsor $500-Includes two golf gifts, two invitations to the tournament dinner & corporate billboard advertising
• Links Sponsor $300-Includes your name or company name on the corporate billboard advertising
• Hole Sponsor $125-Your name or the name of a loved one in memoriam will be placed on a heart-shaped plaque along the course

All sponsors/donors will be recognized in the program. If you would like to play, sponsor, or volunteer, please send a message to us on Facebook, email for a registration form, or visit our "Contribute" page ( to register online. Thank you!!!
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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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