Frances Foundation 
for Kids Fighting Cancer
Frances Foundation Past Events 2019
CHICK-FIL-A COOKIES SALES FUNDRAISER FOR THE FF

In conjunction with the CHICK-FIL-A's  month long cookies sales at their stores to raise funds for the Frances Foundation , on Monday, March 25, 2019 , the Chick-Fil-A Brick restaurant hosted numerous children who made encouraging get well cards for our Frances Foundation pediatric cancer warriors.


Attending with the children were Frances Foundation trustees Liberato DeCicco &  Christine Shalloo, and Jr. Trustee Maggi Brown.  The event was hosted by Ms. Ashley Wordell from  Chick-Fil-A.


THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE CHILDREN & CHICK-FIL-A !!  ENJOY THE BEST CHICKEN NUGGETS & LOTS OF COOKIES THIS MONTH !!

 

Thx, Bob

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Dearborn Market Wine and Cheese Event 2019

The attached photo was taken at Dearborn Market on Saturday , February 9, 2019 at the Frances Foundation’s Wine + Cheese Benefit sponsored and hosted by Dearborn Market at the Deep Cut Orchid Society’s 22nd Annual Orchid Show.

Left to right  in photo are FF supporter Lauren Arnone, FF trustees Pattie Tucker,  Liberato DeCicco, Angela Marra, Keia Rubman , FF supporter Gerard Burke, FF warrior Gracie’s mom Jackie Philhower, and FF President Bob Heugle.

 

Let me know if you should have any questions.

 

Thx, Bob  

Frances Foundation Christmas Party 2018
Magipalooza 2018

Hi All :

 

Please join me in thanking Maggi, Michele, Harry, Brian, & all of the Brown family and their extended family members &  friends, as well as MR. V & all at Vonage , who made today’s MAGGIPALOOZA 2018  a fun & happy experience . ……..despite the heavy rain at 11 am which mercifully eased and abated 

 

There is no doubt that Mother Nature and these unpredictable drenching skies kept may away from this fun event;  but I saw a good # of warriors’ and angels’ ( angel Logan, Angel Jake, warriors McKenzy, Megan, Gabriel, Tony, Gia, Andrew, Jeff, …)    families having a good time whether doing the Zumba, eating some of those knock-out donuts brought by Libby,  throwing the corn hole bags, arts & crafts; enjoying cheeseburgers & hot dogs; and some brave kids who came flying down the water slide shoots.

 

Many thanks as well to the following trustees & friends who attended & supported including Don & Debbie Sutton, Steve “Pops” Cittadino, Dino Flammia, Emmy Flammia, Lauren Pericone, Nick & Gina Grosch &  grandsons, The Holmdel Fire Dept.; Gerard Burke, & Rocco Flammia.

 

I attach some of the photos at today’s Maggipalooza.

 

THIS EVENT IS INSPIRED BY THE LOVING MEMORY OF OUR ANGEL CAITI BROWN.

 

Hugs, Bob

Bob Heugle, President & Executive Director
THE FRANCES FOUNDATION FOR KIDS FIGHTING CANCER
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Angel Sami's Cornhole Tournament - Bob's Comments
FF Friends :

       What an awesome great time and fantastic 1ST ANNUAL ANGEL SAMI'S CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT this afternoon under sunny skies at WOODY'S ROADSIDE TAVERN & RESTAURANT in Farmingdale. Please join me in thanking TEAM NICK ( FF Trustees Jess Kenney, Steve Bernhardt, & Lauren Pericone & their families & friends ) for organizing, promoting and running this outstanding event in honor of our beautiful angel Sami. Please also join me in thanking Chris Maltese , the owner of Woody's , for his generosity in hosting this fun event , his exceptional staff for their super service, and for donating a % of all food sales to the FF.

       Thanks as well to all trustees , friends, and supporters who came out this afternoon for lots of fun!! Approximately 32 cornhole teams participated and each team played a minimum of 3 matches. In total , there was about 65 matches leading to a thrilling championship match between TEAM ANGEL JAKE THE TANK ( Jake's dad Mike and Jake's little league coach Jay----Laurie's husband) & TEAM WARRIOR JEFF ( warrior Jeff's dad Jeff Sr. & his buddy Lou Bernardo ). In a highly competitive close  match filled with sportsmanship & class, TEAM WARRIOR JEFF WON THE INAUGURAL ANGEL SAMI CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT IN FRONT OF A HUGE ENTHUSIATIC CHEERING CROWD.  CONGRATS TO ALL TEAMS, PLAYERS, FANS & SUPPORTERS !!

      The FF was particularly pleased to see the wonderful smiles on the faces of Angel Sami's dad, mom, sister, & brother-in-law who had lots of fun playing in the tournament , as did all !!

      Photos attached above : (1) Trustees Steve Bernhardt , Jess Kenny, and event photographer Mr. B; (2) Part of our attending crowd in Woody's picnic table area; (3) Tournament contestants ; (4) Some of the teams going at it !!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED & ATTENDED and  please share this email & photos with all.

Sincerely,
Bob Heugle, President & Executive Director www.francesfoundation.net facebook/francesfoundation
732.219.7711
"all that is worth doing is what we do for others"

FF Friends :

 

       What an awesome great time and fantastic 1ST ANNUAL ANGEL SAMI'S CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT this afternoon under sunny skies at WOODY'S ROADSIDE TAVERN & RESTAURANT in Farmingdale. Please join me in thanking TEAM NICK ( FF Trustees Jess Kenney, Steve Bernhardt, & Lauren Pericone & their families & friends ) for organizing, promoting and running this outstanding event in honor of our beautiful angel Sami. Please also join me in thanking Chris Maltese , the owner of Woody's , for his generosity in hosting this fun event , his exceptional staff for their super service, and for donating a % of all food sales to the FF.

 

       Thanks as well to all trustees , friends, and supporters who came out this afternoon for lots of fun!! Approximately 32 cornhole teams participated and each team played a minimum of 3 matches. In total , there was about 65 matches leading to a thrilling championship match between TEAM ANGEL JAKE THE TANK ( Jake's dad Mike and Jake's little league coach Jay----Laurie's husband) & TEAM WARRIOR JEFF ( warrior Jeff's dad Jeff Sr. & his buddy Lou Bernardo ). In a highly competitive close match filled with sportsmanship & class, TEAM WARRIOR JEFF WON THE INAUGURAL ANGEL SAMI CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT IN FRONT OF A HUGE ENTHUSIATIC CHEERING CROWD. CONGRATS TO ALL TEAMS, PLAYERS, FANS & SUPPORTERS !!

 

     The FF was particularly pleased to see the wonderful smiles on the faces of Angel Sami's dad, mom, sister, & brother-in-law who had lots of fun playing in the tournament , as did all !!

 

     Photos attached above : (1) Trustees Steve Bernhardt , Jess Kenny, and event photographer Mr. B; (2) Part of our attending crowd in Woody's picnic table area; (3) Tournament contestants ; (4) Some of the teams going at it !!

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED & ATTENDED 


Sincerely,

Bob Heugle

President & Executive Director www.francesfoundation.net facebook/francesfoundation

732.219.7711

"all that is worth doing is what we do for others"


COURTESY OF EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER MR. BERNHARDT PLEASE SEE MANY GREAT PHOTOS ON THIS TAG LINE IN ADDITION TO 4 PHOTOS ATTACHED ABOVE.

PLEASE SHARE THESE PHOTOS WITH ALL WHO ATTENDED. THX !!

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z9AsicxB8BJTgJhb9


Warrior Danicka was honored as Tommy's Kid of the Month 

 Hi All, 


Our warrior Danicka from Brick was honored as Tommy's Kid of the Month . Thank you to our partners the Bonfiglio's at Tommy's Tavern and trustee Pattie Tucker for an amazing night for Danicka and her family


Hugs, BOB

Eatontown Lions Club Golf Outing 2018: in Support of Warrior Gwennie
(2) At the Eatontown Lions Club golf outing dinner, our warrior Gwennie from Howell and the Marra family was honored  and presented with a free cruise to Bermuda by our sister charity Kick Cancer Overboard, See above photo. Here is an excerpt of KCO President Ted Friedi's comments at the dinner : " Gwennie was diagnosed in April 2013 with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Gwennie was 16 months old when first diagnosed. Her brother Donovan was 7 and her sister Marleigh 4.
Gwennie endured more than 18 months of treatment which included chemo, bone marrow transplant, radiation and immunotherapy. 
During the last couple of years Gwennie has been through the necessary follow-up testing; and she is currently cancer free. 
The treatment road has been extremely physically, mentally, emotionally, & financially difficult on the entire family. Despite that , Gwennie's parents Lou & Angela have become trustees of the Frances Foundation, and they have spent countless hours on numerous events giving back to the Frances Foundation so that the Frances Foundation may help other children fighting cancer and their families. " 
Hi All,

At the Eatontown Lions Club golf outing dinner, our warrior Gwennie from Howell and the M. family was honored and presented with a free cruise to Bermuda by our sister charity Kick Cancer Overboard, See photo. 

Here is an excerpt of KCO President Ted Friedi's comments at the dinner :

" Gwennie was diagnosed in April 2013 with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Gwennie was 16 months old when first diagnosed. Her brother Donovan was 7 and her sister Marleigh 4. Gwennie endured more than 18 months of treatment which included chemo, bone marrow transplant, radiation and immunotherapy. During the last couple of years Gwennie has been through the necessary follow-up testing; and she is currently cancer free.


The treatment road has been extremely physically, mentally, emotionally, & financially difficult on the entire family. Despite that , Gwennie's parents Lou & Angela have become trustees of the Frances Foundation, and they have spent countless hours on numerous events giving back to the Frances Foundation so that the Frances Foundation may help other children fighting cancer and their families. "


Hugs, BOB

THANK YOU TO ALL GRACE N. ROGERS SCHOOL STUDENTS
Hi Bob,

I am happy to share that the Grace N. Rogers School Student Council raised
$2400 for your foundation. The incentive for raising money included sliming the Principal and Vice Principal. I attached a picture of the sliming. :)

We are so grateful for how you helped our former bulldog, Mariam Sehar. She will be forever in our hearts. We hope you can use this money to help the many warriors fighting cancer. 

You should be receiving our check in the mail soon.

Sincerely,
Heather

-- 
Heather Gladkowski
Principal
Grace N. Rogers School
Hi All, sharing a note from Principal of Grace N. Rodgers School



Hi Bob,

 

I am happy to share that the Grace N. Rogers School Student Council raised

$2400 for your foundation. The incentive for raising money included sliming the Principal and Vice Principal. I attached a picture of the sliming. :)

 

We are so grateful for how you helped our former bulldog, Mariam Sehar. She will be forever in our hearts. We hope you can use this money to help the many warriors fighting cancer. 

 

You should be receiving our check in the mail soon.

 

Sincerely,

Heather

 

--

Heather Gladkowski

Principal

Grace N. Rogers School



Hugs, Bob
Chick-Fil-A Support for the Frances Foundation 2018


Hi All

 

“On Tuesday, June 5th, Frances Foundation trustees and their families, as well as members of our warriors’ & angels’ families, attended the presentation of $4,000.00 donation made by the Chick-Fil-A restaurants located in Brick, Howell, Freehold Raceway Mall , and the Monmouth Mall . With a chicken nugget ( Jake’s favorite) in our hands , a toast was made to our Angel Jake the Tank from Howell, as well as to all Frances Foundation pediatric cancer warriors and angels. 


These  4 CHICK-FIL-A locations sold more than 35,000 cookies in approximately 1 month to raise funds for the Frances Foundation’s pediatric cancer children and their families. PLEASE join us in thanking our awesome & generous friends at CHICK-FIL-A who truly care about our community. “


Hugs, Bob

FF and Hometown Heroes Gala 2018

Hi All :

Hope all are relaxing on this Sunday night. 


Here is our latest update.

 

       Please join me in thanking trustees Pattie Tucker and Liberato DeCicco who represented the FF at last Thursday's Hometown Heroes Gala. 


The FF was presented with a Proclamation by the Mayor of Berkeley Township recognizing our FF mission . The photo taken at the event of Pattie & Libby with our angel Sami's parents Al & Sue, warrior Kiana Wares and her family, and our sister charity the Joseph Amend Foundation's officers ( founder Junny) and volunteers.


Hugs, Bob

Team Gweenie @ NJ Marathon - April 29, 2018
Hello All :

    Please join me in thanking all TEAM GWENNIE RUNNERS, SPONSORS, DONORS, & VOLUNTEERS for all of their tremendous efforts in raising funds for the FF in connection with yesterday’s NJ Marathon. 
Special thanks to the ENTIRE MARRA & RUBMAN FAMILIES  !!!!  

The email below is Angela’s thank you to the Team Gwennie team & see 5 great photos below of yesterday’s action : 
  
“I hope everyone is well rested and dry from our early morning yesterday. I want to thank everyone again for coming out in the cold and rain to help run this station.
Because of all of your hard work the race makes a nice donation to The Frances Foundation. We could not have done it without the help of each and every one of you. If anyone has pictures I would love if you could send them to me.
I hope all of you had fun despite the bad weather and we hope to see you again next year.
With love,
Angela”

Hello All :

 

   Please join me in thanking all TEAM GWENNIE RUNNERS, SPONSORS, DONORS, & VOLUNTEERS for all of their tremendous efforts in raising funds for the FF in connection with yesterday’s NJ Marathon.

Special thanks to the ENTIRE MARRA & RUBMAN FAMILIES !!!!

 

The email below is Angela’s thank you to the Team Gwennie team & see 5 great photos below of yesterday’s action :


“I hope everyone is well rested and dry from our early morning yesterday. I want to thank everyone again for coming out in the cold and rain to help run this station.

Because of all of your hard work the race makes a nice donation to The Frances Foundation. We could not have done it without the help of each and every one of you. If anyone has pictures I would love if you could send them to me.

I hope all of you had fun despite the bad weather and we hope to see you again next year.

With love,

Angela”


Hugs, Bob
April 30, 2018
Texas RoadHouse in Howell Fundaraiser for Frances Foundation

Location: 5309 Route 9 North Howell , NJ 07731

Telephone: (732) 866-7427


This is a new restaurant and they do these type of events to get ready for their grand opening to the general public.

         

We are looking for 2 or 3 volunteers to sit at our informational table for a shift from 4:30 pm to 7 pm; and 2 or 3 volunteers for the 2nd shift from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Please let me know if you can work at this table during 1 of these 2 shifts on Friday , February 23rd

        

In addition, the FF recently received a $2,000.00 donation from the Medtronic Foundation Volunteer Grant Program ( Medtronic located in Eatontown). I feel as I should know our local contact/supporter for Medtronic but I can’t recall; and Sally-Anne has been on extended leave from the office due to her mom’s battle against cancer. Can anyone help me out with who is our local contact/supporter at Medtronic ?

        

During the past weekend we received 3 new applications on behalf of warriors and their families. On the good news side we are being told that some of our warriors are doing very well in their remission stage.


Hugs, B   

LAST NIGHT'S WINE & CHEESE AT ORCHID SHOW
Thank you to all trustees & friends who attended last night's wine & cheese at the Orchid Show at Dearborn. I attach a photo of some of our attending trustees & friends ....Alan & Lynn Conrad, Ken & Debbie Kroupa, Lou & Angela Marra, Suzie Healy, Pattie Tucker, Liberato DeCicco, Suzanne Federovitch , Debbie Pellicano, Maria Heugle, Jess Kenny, & Hop-A Long Mark Zelina....

Trustee Ed Chafart is taking the lead once again in setting up our IPlay Event in March, If you would like to assist Ed in any way please let him know at  chafart@verizon.net. THANK YOU ED !!

Our next all trustees' meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, March 21st. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting. 

Thank you for all that you are doing for our FF Kids, Hugs, Bob

Thank you to all trustees & friends who attended last night's wine & cheese at the Orchid Show at Dearborn. I attach a photo of some of our attending trustees & friends ....Alan & Lynn Conrad, Ken & Debbie Kroupa, Lou & Angela Marra, Suzie Healy, Pattie Tucker, Liberato DeCicco, Suzanne Federovitch , Debbie Pellicano, Maria Heugle, Jess Kenny, & Hop-A Long Mark Zelina....

 

 

Thank you for all that you are doing for our FF Kids, Hugs, Bob

OM'S EMOTIONAL SERVICE 
Please join me in thanking trustees Tracy Armstrong and John Reilly for joining me at today’s moving and inspirational funeral service for our angel Om. The overwhelming outpouring  of love at Om’s service was amazing . 
Please see the below link for a newspaper and website story regarding our angel written by Central Jersey Gannett reporter Susan Loyer. 
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2018/02/09/monroe-teen-remembered-after-succumbing-cancer/322848002/

Please join me in thanking trustees Tracy Armstrong and John Reilly for joining me at today’s moving and inspirational funeral service for our angel Om. The overwhelming outpouring  of love at Om’s service was amazing .

Please see the below link for a newspaper and website story regarding our angel written by Central Jersey Gannett reporter Susan Loyer.


https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2018/02/09/monroe-teen-remembered-after-succumbing-cancer/322848002/

Please join me in thanking trustees Tracy Armstrong and John Reilly for joining me at today’s moving and inspirational funeral service for our angel Om. The overwhelming outpouring  of love at Om’s service was amazing . 
Please see the below link for a newspaper and website story regarding our angel written by Central Jersey Gannett reporter Susan Loyer. 
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2018/02/09/monroe-teen-remembered-after-succumbing-cancer/322848002/

Thank you , & Hugs, Bob

Jake "the tank" Honig

Jake’s parents want to CELEBRATE JAKE’S LIFE in as positive and uplifting way as possible.


Please see the following Facebook post by Jake’s parents Mike & Janet.

“Jake is still making a difference in people's lives. He is currently at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he donated his spine and brain so that researchers can study his tumor type. With only a handful of cases like Jake worldwide, every opportunity to learn, could save future lives. We are happy that Jake's spine and brain will make a powerful difference in the world of pediatric oncology.

 

We look forward to celebrating Jake's life with all of you!

Details:

Viewing: Thursday 3pm - 7pm

Service: Friday 11am

Both days take place at Clayton Funeral Home in Freehold.

Please visit: Claytonfuneralhome.com 


We want to make this how Jake would want it. 

We ask that you sport Golden State Warriors Apparel and/or Colors! Feel free to get creative, wear hats, tie, scarves, t-shirts, sweaters.. ANYTHING Blue & Gold!! 

Jake wouldn't want a "stuffy", black suit wearing somber event. Blue and Gold will be decorated throughout the place. NBA online store has Warrior stuff and overnight shipping, but if you have anything Blue/Gold that will do just fine. No Rules, be creative.  


It may feel odd at first and non-traditional, but Jake's wish would definitely be more Casual & Warrior Colors!! We know damn well this will keep our Warrior smiling!!”

 

Please continue to keep our angel Jake, and all of our warriors & angels, and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Bob