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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Thank you to the following organizations who have raised money recently for Love of Linda:

Firehouse Tavern Golf Tournament at Laguna Oaks-$950
Springer's Ice Cream-$1934
Flower Power Golf Tournament-$3700

Thank you to the organizers, participants, and supporters of these fundraisers! Love of Linda is extremely grateful for your time and generosity!

Ladies of Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Cape May County Go Pink for Love of Linda!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The Ladies of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) in Cape May County got an early jump on showing their support by coming together on September 28th for a worthy cause.

RCE Staff and some of their friends had pink hair extensions added to their hair by Susan Grippen-Kane, of Susie Q’S on Route 50 in the Family Center, Seaville, New Jersey, for Breast Cancer Awareness and also made a donation to benefit the Love of Linda Cancer Fund. Marilou Rochford, Department Head of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, said, “Members of our Extension family are survivors and some are still battling cancer, so we wanted to come together to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness.” “The event was also a wonderful bonding opportunity for our staff,” added Rochford.

The $220 raised by the ladies of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County is being donated to the Love of Linda Cancer Fund.

Black Sheep Motorcycle Club 12th Annual Beef 'n Beer

Summer might be over, but that just means the Black Sheep Motorcycle Club's annual beef 'n beer is only a few weeks away!!! Come out for a great event on Sunday, October 9th 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 Sea Gear or from any Black Sheep member. All proceeds benefit the Love of Linda Cancer Fund! Without fundraisers like this, Love of Linda would not be able to continue to support Cape May County cancer patients. Thank you Black Sheep for organizing and for your continued support of Love of Linda!!!

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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