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Events Calendar 2019

Madi Beggs 

KICK-4-KIDS soccer 

September TBD


 FF Journal Project

September TBD


 FF 15th Annual Gala

Saturday, October 19th


 Thanksgiving @ Hospitals

Thursday, November 28th


 Santa Boat Ride

December TBD


FF Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 4th


 Childrens' Holiday Party @ Jersey Shore

Sunday, December 15th


Bob Heugle: Updates, Information and Personal Thoughts
Frances Foundation Gala 2019: Saturday October 19, 2019

September 25, 2019: Letter from Bob  (see below)

September 14, 2019: Angels Volleyball Tournament 2019 (see below)

September 9, 2019: Author Tara Geraghty Book Signing  (click here)

September 9, 2019: Make Some Noise Event 2019 (click here)

August 31, 2019: Sami's Cornhole Tournament August 2019 (see below)

August 24, 2019: 4th Annual Volleyball Tournament 2019 (click here)


August 18, 2019: Maggipalooza 2019 (see below)

August 9, 2019: Maggipalooza August 18th, 2019 (see below)

July 18th: Pictures from FF Picnic and Softball Tourney (click here)

July 16th: Angel Jake's Legacy (click here)


Frances Foundation 2019 Gala - Welcome Letter

Dear Friends of the Frances Foundation:

 

Our amazing gala is less than 1 month away. Please take a moment to read our attached welcoming letter.

 

We sincerely hope you can join us at the gala as we honor 50 + pediatric cancer families, cheering  for our warriors and remembering our angels. We also look forward to presenting our 2019 Community Service Award to The Joe Namath Charitable Foundation and its co-founders Mike & Debbie Kogan.

 

If you are unable to attend our gala, please consider placing an ad in our colorful journal or making a donation to bring a smile to a child fighting cancer.

Attached is our gala invite packet including the rsvp card. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 

God Bless you for your support.

 

Sincerely, Bob and The FF

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Angels Volleyball Tournament 2019

A FEW PHOTOS FROM TODAY …..LOTS MORE COMING

 

A GREAT DAY IN HONOR OF ALL ANGELS & WARRIORS

 

THANK YOU TO TEAM NICK !!    AWESOME JOB !!

 

Bob

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Sami's Cornhole Tournament @ Woody's Tavern 2019

Today’s event was sponsored by our FF Team Nick at Woody’s in Farmingdale.; and the tournament was sold-out.


Please join me in extending our thanks to  our host Woody’s owner Chris and his outstanding Woody’s family , Team Nick leaders Steve Bernhardt, Jess Kenny , Kyle, and the Kenny & Bernhardt families !

Angel Sami was smiling with us today; and her family was in attendance and smiling with us at this fun event.


Thank you as well to all of our trustees who played and attended today.

Some photos below, as well as attached,  and more photos coming from event photographer Stu  Bernhardt .


God Bless Angel Sami, and all of our warriors & angels.

5th Annual Maggipalooza Festival 2019
On Sunday, we hosted MAGGIPALOOZA. Numerous kids & adults enjoyed the water slide, the Mr. Softee ice cream , the pie eating contest , and much  more !! Attached are 8 photos( some large MB). hope you receive them There are many , many more photos with lots of smiles. 
THANK YOU to jr.trustee Maggi, her entire family & friends, and all volunteers, as well as Mr. V & Vonage as host and huge contributors; for this awesome festival in honor and memory of FF angel Caiti Brown….it  brings so many smiles to so many kids ( of all ages) . .  

On Sunday, we hosted MAGGIPALOOZA. Numerous kids & adults enjoyed the water slide, the Mr. Softee ice cream , the pie eating contest , and much  more !! Attached are 8 photos( some large MB). hope you receive them There are many , many more photos with lots of smiles.

THANK YOU to jr.trustee Maggi, her entire family & friends, and all volunteers, as well as Mr. V & Vonage as host and huge contributors; for this awesome festival in honor and memory of FF angel Caiti Brown….it  brings so many smiles to so many kids ( of all ages) . .  


BOB
13th Annual - Daniel R. Shalloo Sr. Memorial 
Softball Tournament and Picnic 2019
Good Morning. Below is just 1 of the many thank you’s the Frances Foundation received following yesterday’s awesome picnic & SBT. 
IT WAS AN AMAZING DAY. The sunshine was brilliant and so were the thousands of smiles. 

Please join me in thanking the more than 50 volunteers who made this day possible as well as all of the teams, players, & fans. Capt. Don Sutton arrived for duty at the park at 5:55 am.! ; and was 1 if last volunteers to leave. 
Our photographers took tons of photos but attached are just a couple that I  have……many more to be posted on our facebook page & website.  
Following the national  anthem sung by warrior McKenzy & God Bless America sung by Sean Hanlon from the Holmdel Kiwanis, we recognized the picnic’s namesake Daniel R. Shalloo, Sr. ( 1934-2007), a decorated US Marine and FF trustee emeritus.   
We also thanked Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Monmouth County Freeholder President Tom Arnone for their long time generous support.  

The highlight of the day was the presentation of our gifts to our attending angels’ & pediatric cancer warriors families. During the last month the Frances Foundation has delivered approx. $15,000.00 in smiles and assistance to our numerous families. 
and we have our upcoming bus trip to see the Mets on Wed. August 7th. 

Our softball tournament was as exciting as ever. I umped a couple of games and saw some tape measure monster home runs and outstanding running catches in the outfield, as well as many niffy picks of hot shots by infielders. 
Hats off to all of our teams, including the Rainbow Foundation,  Cookies Crumblers, Team Jackson Sharkey, Maggipalooza, Access Integration Systems , the Angels, Union Beach Fire Department, Team Jake-Madi-Gwennie, the Mon. Cty. Sheriff’s Department, Mya/IFF…..
Lots of 1 run games decided late including a thriller championship game won by the Champions Team Mya against the Sheriff’s Department 2-1.  

Thanks as well to our sister charities Kick Cancer Overboard and the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation for attending and for your wonderful support.  

All enjoyed juicy cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potato & macaroni salad ( THANK YOU CRACKED OLIVE + TEXAS ROADHOUSE) ,  watermelon, snow cones, fruit, popcorn, cold beverages, arts & crafts, face painting, great dj music, and of course the water spray park & games.  Quite a fun day. 

Hugs, Bob & The Frances Foundation
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Good Morning. Below is just 1 of the many thank you’s the Frances Foundation received following yesterday’s awesome picnic & SBT. 
IT WAS AN AMAZING DAY. The sunshine was brilliant and so were the thousands of smiles. 

Please join me in thanking the more than 50 volunteers who made this day possible as well as all of the teams, players, & fans. Capt. Don Sutton arrived for duty at the park at 5:55 am.! ; and was 1 if last volunteers to leave. 
Our photographers took tons of photos but attached are just a couple that I  have……many more to be posted on our facebook page & website.  
Following the national  anthem sung by warrior McKenzy & God Bless America sung by Sean Hanlon from the Holmdel Kiwanis, we recognized the picnic’s namesake Daniel R. Shalloo, Sr. ( 1934-2007), a decorated US Marine and FF trustee emeritus.   
We also thanked Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Monmouth County Freeholder President Tom Arnone for their long time generous support.  

The highlight of the day was the presentation of our gifts to our attending angels’ & pediatric cancer warriors families. During the last month the Frances Foundation has delivered approx. $15,000.00 in smiles and assistance to our numerous families. 
and we have our upcoming bus trip to see the Mets on Wed. August 7th. 

Our softball tournament was as exciting as ever. I umped a couple of games and saw some tape measure monster home runs and outstanding running catches in the outfield, as well as many niffy picks of hot shots by infielders. 
Hats off to all of our teams, including the Rainbow Foundation,  Cookies Crumblers, Team Jackson Sharkey, Maggipalooza, Access Integration Systems , the Angels, Union Beach Fire Department, Team Jake-Madi-Gwennie, the Mon. Cty. Sheriff’s Department, Mya/IFF…..
Lots of 1 run games decided late including a thriller championship game won by the Champions Team Mya against the Sheriff’s Department 2-1.  

Thanks as well to our sister charities Kick Cancer Overboard and the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation for attending and for your wonderful support.  

All enjoyed juicy cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potato & macaroni salad ( THANK YOU CRACKED OLIVE + TEXAS ROADHOUSE) ,  watermelon, snow cones, fruit, popcorn, cold beverages, arts & crafts, face painting, great dj music, and of course the water spray park & games.  Quite a fun day. 

Hugs, Bob & The Frances Foundation
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IT WAS AN AMAZING DAY. The sunshine was brilliant and so were the thousands of smiles.

 

Please join me in thanking the more than 50 volunteers who made this day possible as well as all of the teams, players, & fans. Capt. Don Sutton arrived for duty at the park at 5:55 am.! ; and was 1 if last volunteers to leave.

Our photographers took tons of photos but attached are just a couple that I  have……many more to be posted on our facebook page & website.  

Following the national  anthem sung by warrior McKenzy & God Bless America sung by Sean Hanlon from the Holmdel Kiwanis, we recognized the picnic’s namesake Daniel R. Shalloo, Sr. ( 1934-2007), a decorated US Marine and FF trustee emeritus.  

We also thanked Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Monmouth County Freeholder President Tom Arnone for their long time generous support. 

 

The highlight of the day was the presentation of our gifts to our attending angels’ & pediatric cancer warriors families. During the last month the Frances Foundation has delivered approx. $15,000.00 in smiles and assistance to our numerous families.

and we have our upcoming bus trip to see the Mets on Wed. August 7th.

 

Our softball tournament was as exciting as ever. I umped a couple of games and saw some tape measure monster home runs and outstanding running catches in the outfield, as well as many niffy picks of hot shots by infielders.

Hats off to all of our teams, including the Rainbow Foundation,  Cookies Crumblers, Team Jackson Sharkey, Maggipalooza, Access Integration Systems , the Angels, Union Beach Fire Department, Team Jake-Madi-Gwennie, the Mon. Cty. Sheriff’s Department, Mya/IFF…..

Lots of 1 run games decided late including a thriller championship game won by the Champions Team Mya against the Sheriff’s Department 2-1. 

 

Thanks as well to our sister charities Kick Cancer Overboard and the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation for attending and for your wonderful support. 

 

All enjoyed juicy cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potato & macaroni salad ( THANK YOU CRACKED OLIVE + TEXAS ROADHOUSE) ,  watermelon, snow cones, fruit, popcorn, cold beverages, arts & crafts, face painting, great dj music, and of course the water spray park & games.  Quite a fun day.

 

Hugs, 

Bob & The Frances Foundation

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What a crowd ! WOW!!!

Last night it was quite an enjoyable scene at Woody’s Biergarten. There were more than 30 teams, more than 60 players, and an overall crowd of about 100, there for

THE THURSDAY NIGHT FRANCES FOUNDATION CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. See attached photo.

 

Fun competition on the cornhole tables, cold refreshing beverages, delicious food ( Cajun tuna bites the best ) , lively music, great atmosphere----GREAT CAUSE !!

PLEASE join me in thanking our trustees Jess Kenny & Steve Bernhardt , as well as Woody’s owner Chris, for making this weekly Thursday night event fun & special.

 

Please also join me in CONGRATULATING TRUSTEES JANET & MIKE HONIG, who shared the wonderful news that they are expecting !!!  Gianna is so excited and the due date is January 19th

 

Our 13th annual picnic is 2 weeks from tomorrow. Hope all are looking forward to that great day !!!

 

Sincerely, 

Bob & The FF

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LOVE LIFE 5K & PRAYERS FOR A FRIEND

Please join me in thanking Jen Scarpa and  Christina  Aleksandrowsk, & their families, daughters of FF supporter Debbie Musolino, for all of their efforts in  organizing and holding yesterday’s LOVELIFE 5K & 2 mile walk!!  


It was a beautiful event under brilliant sunny skies, with warrior McKenzy singing, warrior Miguel & family attending, an inspiring balloon release, exciting races with lots of medals and DQ gift cards bringing wonderful smiles to the kids. Thank you as well to Jr Trustees Vienna, Katerina , & Jackie Chafart for all of their assistance , as well as jr .trustees Obi, James,  & Emma Wand, Tyler Heugle, and the attending & racing trustees. It was a wonderful tribute to our angel  FF supporter Debbie Musolino , Jen’s & Christina’s mom , and the Frances Foundation is extremely grateful for this inspiring and generous support. Photo below is warrior Miguel and his family and other photos LOVELIFE attached.  See lovelfe facebook page too.   

 

Speaking of loving life, yesterday we lost our long time Frances Foundation supporter and life loving Rae D’Amico. Please join me in extending our hugs, prayers and  condolences to our trustees Rocky & Denise Flammia and their family. Rae was  Denise’s mom; and we were honored to have Rae and her beautiful smile at every one of our 14 galas. God Bless Rae.  

 

Sincerely, 

Bob & The FF

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KICKOFF CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT & FF UPDATE

Good Morning :

 

Please join me in thanking & congratulating our TEAM ANGEL NICK trustees Jess Kenney & Steve Bernhardt , as well as Woody's owner Chris and his great staff, for yesterday's outstanding KCK-OFF CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT.

Many thanks as well to event photographer Stu Bernhardt who took great photos of our 64 players and about the 150 in total fans, supporters, players , and more than 20 trustees & jr. trustees having fun at Woody's. Click tag below to see photos.

Attached above is a photo of tournament champs LYON & LITTLE D.

Finally, today or tomorrow the FF will be launching an overdue and much needed INSTAGRAM social media site. THANK YOU Steve Bernhardt !!

 

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR PEDIATRIC CANCER WARRIORS & THEIR FAMILIES.

Hugs, Bob

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CHICK -FIL-A DONATION TO THE FF!

 

Last night the Howell, Freehold Mall, Monmouth Mall, & Brick CHICK-FIL-A restaurant owners made a $6,000.00 donation to the FF thru their cookie fundraiser.

PLEASE see photos below emails and above, as well as my email below to the owners.

THANK YOU TO JR. TRUSTEES GIANA HONIG, GWENNIE MARRA, SYDNEY RUBMAN , as well as, MARLEIGH MARRA, RCHIE BEGGS, & Trustees Janet Honig, Mike Honig, Pattie Tucker, Mae Beggs, Elaine Schmidt, Angela Marra, & Keia Rubman , for joining me at the check presentation in Howell.


Thx, Bob

UPCOMING EXCITING CHARITY BENEFIT HOCKEY GAME ! IN MEMORY OF JAKE THE TANK !

Dear FF Trustees & Supporters :

 

THE UPCOMING SUNDAY JUNE 9TH HOCKEY GAME BETWEEN THE POLICE  & FIREMEN TO BENEFIT THE FRANCES FOUNDATION.

 

Ticket purchase funds will bring immediate smiles and financial assistance to our Frances Foundation pediatric cancer warriors and their families.

 

This fast moving, hard hitting, fiercely competitive ice hockey game between the NJ State PBA Ice Hockey Team vs. the NJ State FMBA Hockey Team will be fun for all to attend !!  .

 

Sports rivalries between POLICEMEN & FIREMEN  are legendary . Proceeds from ticket sales to this game will benefit the Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer and our FF “be lke jake” team.

 

The game will be played at the Middletown Ice World on SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH  at 5 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the door ($10  per adult/ $5 for children 6 & under).

 

The ice rink holds 2,000 spectators and we are looking for a LOUD sold-out house !!

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE THIS FLYER & EMAIL ON ALL OF YOUR SOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS …….WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU, YOUR FAMILES,  YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, & YOUR WORK COLLEAGUES,

& LOTS & LOTS OF KIDS, HAVING A GREAT TIME AT THE GAME !!!!   PLEASE EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO ME OR CALL ME AT 732.219.7711.  

 

THANK YOU, Bob & THE FF

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOMS !!

 

THE FRANCES FOUNDATION DELIVERED BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND PLANTS TO MORE THAN 110  MOMS OF TREATING PEDIATRIC CANCER WARRIORS & OUR FRANCES FOUNDATION ANGELS.

 

WE RECEIVED NUMEROUS WARM , HEART-FELT THANK YOUS & I SHARE A FEW OF THEM BELOW.

 

GOD BLESS ALL MOMS……… 

Holy and Blessed Passover and Easter 

Spring is FINALLY here............. 


Please SEE the 2 upcoming events:

Lots of CORNHOLE FUN AT WOODY’S …..(1) ANGEL SAMI’S SUMMER KICK-OFF CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AT WOODY’S IS ON SATURDAY JUNE 1ST AT NOON &  (2) THE EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT CORNHOLE STARTS ON JUNE 6TH AT 6:30 PM. 


Cornhole can be played by anyone & everyone and its’ a great, fun game in a great atmosphere. Please share these events on all of your social media sites & looking forward to seeing you have lots of cornhole fun at Woody’s---and of course enjoying some appetizers, burgers, & beverages…..can’t wait to see you there throwing your bean bags !

 

PLEASE SAVE THE DATES:

- for our annual picnic & softball tournament on SATURDAY JULY 13TH

- our 15th ANNUAL GALA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH.

- As well as Maggipalooza on SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH

 

TEAM GWENNIE is working the 1st water station at the SUNDAY APRIL 28TH NJ MARATHON in Long Branch.


If you would like to volunteer for this very early am fun, please send an email to Angela at amarra427@yahoo.com.

 

Wishing all & your families a HAPPY PASSOVER & HAPPY EASTER.  

 

Thank you for all that you do for our pediatric cancer warriors and their families !!!!!  

 

Hugs, Love, Smiles & More, 

Bob

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Quite a Day at iPlay
It was an awesome event at Iplay today. I don’t yet have final #’s but 2 or 3 warrior’s families were still arriving at about 12:30 pm & it was packed at 9:45 am. . For sure it was more than 150 kids, probably about 250 total guests, and about 25 wonderful volunteers. 
The volunteers had a great time escorting the kids, and special thanks to the entire Chafart family , LORENA, ED, JACKIE, VIENNA, & KATERINA, , as well as Don Sutton, Nina Burden & Operation Cupcake, and our photographers, 
From the breakfast buffet, to the rides, to the games, and especially the LASER TAG, to the delicious cupcakes, we all had a blast !

There will be lots more photos, but see a few of the smiles on the kid’s faces in photos below, and attached. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE TODAY FUN !!!!!!! ALL ENJOYED !!

The volunteers had a great time escorting the kids, and special thanks to the entire Chafart family , LORENA, ED, JACKIE, VIENNA, & KATERINA, , as well as Don Sutton, Nina Burden & Operation Cupcake, and our photographers,

From the breakfast buffet, to the rides, to the games, and especially the LASER TAG, to the delicious cupcakes, we all had a blast !

 

There will be lots more photos, but see a few of the smiles on the kid’s faces in photos below, and attached. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE TODAY FUN !!!!!!! ALL ENJOYED !!


Hugs, Bob

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Window Washer, iPlay America and 'be like Jake' EVENTS

 Dear All Frances Foundation Friends:

 

Next Sunday, March 24th  is our IPLAY AMERICA Food, Rides, & Games morning at NJ's best indoor boardwalk. Please make plans to join our warriors and their families for a delicious breakfast buffet, cupcakes galore, and lots of fun (CLICK here for Tickets).  Please share with your families and friends. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR SMILE AT IPLAY ON NEXT SUNDAY !!  

 

Our outstanding “ be like jake” team ( honoring our Angel Jake the Tank’s legacy) is holding a fundraiser to benefit pediatric cancer research at CHOP. It is being held at Our House Restaurant in Farmingdale, NJ on Friday night, April 12th. See attached flyer to purchase tickets.  It would be great to see you there too!  J

 

The FF loves to put smiles on the faces of our children fighting cancer. Take a minute to enjoy the attached awesome video of the window washer making those beautiful smiles�� Just like in the video, your support helps us deliver these inspiring smiles.

 

As a proud Irishman I am  embarrassed to admit that I never knew the difference between 3 leaf ☘️ and the rarer4 leaf��clovers. Do you? The 3 leaves ☘️stand for HOPE, FAITH & LOVE. The 4th leaf stands for GOOD LUCK. �� May all of our warriors and you and your families have nothing but fields of 4 leaf covers in front of you. ��. Tomorrow everyone is IRISH. Happy St. Patrick's Day��

 

GOD BLESS YOU for all that you do for our FF pediatric cancer families.

Hugs, Bob

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Sunday, March 24th: Frances Foundation iPlay America Event 2019

Good Morning,

 

In just 3 weeks, ON SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 24TH,  the Frances Foundation will be hosting 1 of our most fun events of the year-----A DELICIOUS ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST & THE BOARDWALK LIKE RIDES & GAMES at IPLAY AMERICA in Freehold.

 

I have a vivid memory of our pediatric cancer angel Logan Parker being dragged out of Iplay by his parents, crying and screaming, after a couple of hours of just pure fun, because he just didn’t want to leave. That showed us that kids of all ages just love this event---adults too !!


The Frances Foundation provides complimentary tickets to all of our pediatric cancer families; and for a $30 donation we welcome all of our supporters and friends to join us and EAT A HEARTY BREAKFAST ( eggs, french toast , bagels, cupcakes, & lots more) & enjoy the smiles and laughter. Maybe I will see you on the GO CARTS with your kids and grandkids !!!!!!

 

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS ON LINE ASAP BEFORE THE EVENT. 


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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frances-foundation-iplay-america-event-2019-tickets-56833272849

 

Please contact our FF trustee & IPlay event coordinator Ed Chafart with any questions:

Ed’s phone (732) 763-9506 & Ed’s email  chafart@verizon.net.

 

PLEASE SHARE on your social media and with your families, friends, neighbors , co-workers and all friends and supporters of the Frances Foundation.

 

Looking forward to seeing the smiles on the faces of all attending this delicious & fun event!!!!

Sincerely,  Bob

President & Executive Director

The Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer, Inc.

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