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Zumba Dance Party for Breast Cancer Awareness

Zumba Dance Party for Breast Cancer Awareness

What an event! Close to $3,000 raised to help breast cancer patients in need of financial support! Thanks to Marisella Dillinger, Instructor, Anne Breyer, SJCF Treasurer, and the entire cast of Zumba Instructors who made this event such a success!

Hammonton Holds Helping Our Neighbors Walk

June 11, 2022

The fantastic close knit community of Hammonton was out in full force to support this annual worthwhile event.  Thank You Hammonton Cancer Foundation for all you do toward financial support of cancer patients in our local communities


Raffle Quilt Winner


Anne Breyer, SJCF Treasurer (right) proudly displays the Mermaid Quilt with the lucky winner Mary Soecis. The event took place on November 20th at the last Brigantine Farmer’s Market of the year. 

Quilt Raffle for SJCF

We will be raffling off a most unique quilt for those beach lovers at the upcoming Farmers Market on November 20th. The “Mermaid Quilt” was designed by Carol Poole, a national quilt competition winner and lecturer at the Fashion Institute of New York. Her award winning quilts have been exhibited in shows in New York, Florida and Georgia. She continues to teach in Florida. 

Carol picked  mermaids as they symbolize renewal. “Since mermaids are tied to the water element,” said Carole, “they embody the revitalization that water brings. The Mermaid Quilt was inspired by this concept.”

The raffle will take place at the Brigantine Farmers Market on November 20th. The tickets are $10 each. If you wish to purchase tickets in advance, please call Mary Crane @321-749-6749 or email her at

Every Breath Counts Holds Walk for Lung Cancer

(left) Rosemary Hilvert, President and Lois Shohen-Brown, Survivor and President Elect

Rosemary Hilvert, President, cuts ribbon to begin the walk.

On November 6, Every Breath Counts held its annual Walk/Run in Ventnor, NJ. All proceeds from their event will go directly to three lung cancer focused organizations including South Jersey Cancer Fund.  

August 2021 Raffle Basket Winners!

With the pandemic, outdoor events are our focus!  Four more baskets were raffled off at the Brigantine Farmer’s Market the end of August.  Lucky winners were Angela Farfala (Beach Basket), Liz Tomeo (Swiffer Cleaning Set), Kip Walker (Welcome Basket), and Joanne Zicardi (Sunshine Basket). 


Beach Basket

Swiffer Cleaning System

Welcome Basket

Sunshine Basket

Brigantine Farmers Market Basket Winners!

Recently we raffled off three holiday baskets at the Brigantine Farmers Market Fall Festival . What a huge success!  Our total amount collected from these three baskets was $1206!!!    Thank you to the Brigantine Community for being so generous and supporting our cause!  On November 21st, we will be back with three more holiday baskets! Check out our event page!!

Thanksgiving Basket Winner Cindy Michel


Christmas Basket Winner Nancy Aliantro

Snoopy Basket Winner Kathy O’Brien


Hammonton Fire Companies Donate Monies to Support Breast Cancer

Hammonton Fire Companies 1 and 2  bought custom-designed T-shirts and donated funds to support Breast Cancer Awareness month and presented the $475 they raised to the Hammonton Cancer Foundation.

“The fire companies help our community,” said Fire Chief Sean Macri, “and we think this is an area where we could help the organization with a donation since it has been a lackluster fund raising season because of everything going on. We are grateful we can help the Hammonton Cancer Foundation.”

“This year has been extremely difficult for our members and the people that we intend to help because of the shutdowns,” said David Mauriello, the foundation’s president. “Thanks to organizations like our volunteer fire companies, we will still be able to continue the fight.”

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(l-r) Lt,/Secretary Joe Lizza of Company 2; Capt. AJ Berenato, Fire Company 1; and Fire Chief Sean Macri 


Hammonton Police Honors Breast Cancer Awareness

The Hammonton Police Department is honoring  Breast Cancer Awareness this month by having officers wear pink-colored badges. Department  records and dispatch members will wear pink or black shirts emblazoned with the HPD emblem in a contrasting color. All members participating will donate funds that will be presented to the Hammonton Cancer Foundation at the end of October.

“We protect the community by enforcing and educating about laws, said Chief Kevin Friel. “but we also protect our community’s health and wellbeing by providing awareness of the different types of cancers. And, as part of this current effort, each week a different form of cancer is explained on the department’s Facebook site.”

The Hammonton Cancer Foundation is proud of our relationship with the Hammonton Police Department,” said David Mauriello, the foundation’s president. “In these difficult times, we are fortunate to get support from groups like this so we can continue to meet our goal of  ‘Helping Our Neighbors.’”


Kneeling (l-r):  Patrolmen Anthony Paulsgraf and Eric Pohl

Standing (l-r): Communication Official James Czerwinski, Sgt. Tom Percodani, Capt. Mark Fiorentino, David Mauriello, Hammonton Cancer Foundation president, Chief Kevin Friel, Records Clerk Danielle Noto and Lt. Ed Slimm