The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation has done a great job raising much-needed funding for those battling cancer.

The organization was officially established on September 5, 2001 by Dean Randazzo, a world-class caliber ocean surfer.

Since its formation, The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to individuals battling cancer and their families.

The foundation has provided grants to local organizations including:

  • The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund
  • Shore Medical Center Cancer Center
  • Gilda's Club of South Jersey
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey
  • Cape Regional Cancer Center
  • AtlantiCare Cancer Center

Randazzo himself has been courageously battling cancer for more than two decades.

“When he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of cancer, Randazzo was at the top of his surfing career. New Jersey's most successful surfer struggled with the decision to tell his sponsors about his diagnosis out of fear of losing sponsorships that funded his career. He told the world at U.S. Open of Surfing in 2001 and decided to dedicate his efforts to helping others,” according to The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation website.

Here is Dean Randazzo:

Dean Randazzo photo via Facebook.
Dean Randazzo photo via Facebook.

Jon Baker is serving as the President of this important not-for-profit organization, which has helped countless people and causes.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation holds several important big events as their main fundraising efforts.

Today, Saturday, June 10, 2023 is the annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle for a Cause.

Here is some basic information and schedule of events for today’s fundraising effort:

Participants will be paddling either 22.5 miles or 6 miles to help raise money for people in our community battling cancer.

We welcome the community to come on out and support the cause. There will be live music, vendors, and party tent with food/drinks by Bocca Coal Fired Bistro.

Here is today’s the schedule of events:

6:30AM: Check-In Begin

8:00 a.m. 22.5 mile Start

9:00 a.m. 6 mile Start

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music by Cole Moore

12:00 noon After Party Tent Opens

1:30-3:30PM- Live music by Sunrise Cries

4:00PM-Awards Ceremony

More than 90 percent of funds raised go directly to the purposes for which the organization was formed and everyone is a volunteer - there are no paid members of the board or employees. The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a registered New Jersey Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

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