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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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Both Accent On Beauty and Ambiance Hair Designs are holding cut-a-thons to benefit Love of Linda! Thank you to both salons, their employees and patrons for supporting Love of Linda! Please see photo for details!

Pembrook Farm Horse Show

Pembrook Farm is holding their 3rd Annual "Love of Linda" Benefit Show on Saturday, October 18th with ECSJ and Marshall & Sterling Classes. The show will feature the Boot and Bridle Medal Final and the $2500 Love of Linda Hunter Derby. There will also be a country fair from 12 noon to 2 pm with an art show, sale, and children's activities. Please visit for more information. Thank you to Pembrook Farm and those who support the show every year!!!
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Love of Linda Cancer Fund 20th Anniversary Gala

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. Julianne 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. Please click on the link below to purchase tickets via PayPal. To purchase via check, please call (609) 729-0456.

Also, please consider sponsoring the gala with an ad in the program book. Ad sizes and prices are as follows:

Full page (5.5 x 8.5)-$500
Half Page (5.5 x 4.25)-$300
Quarter Page (5.5 x 2)-$250
Personal (one line)-$125

Please email ad copy to Thank you!
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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.

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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