Songs For Hope

Cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither have we. The fight against cancer can’t be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. That’s why the Northern New Jersey Golf Classic is going VIRTUAL. The Northern NJ Golf Classic Committee is thrilled to host our first “Songs For Hope” virtual concert via live stream on October 1 2020. Your company can support this innovative, virtual event that will raise funds to allow The American Cancer Society to continue to protect cancer patients and spearhead vital research. Let’s not let cancer gain ground, join us as a sponsor or donor!

About The Event

A Message From Northern NJ Golf Classic Leadership 

Leon Grassi, Chairman

As a public health organization, The American Cancer Society is committed to the well-being of all communities — especially cancer patients and care-givers who are central to our mission. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the decision to pivot the Northern NJ Golf Classic live event on September 14 to a virtual approach.  This decision reaffirms our commitment to the safety of our attendees, staff, and volunteers especially those with compromised immune systems and currently battling cancer.

The evening of October 1, 2020, we will be hosting, along with awesome talent from the tri-state areas, our first ever Songs For Hope Virtual Concert! We hope you will join us on Facebook and YouTube for this amazing live stream event.

Now, more than ever, we need your support to continue the mission to attack cancer from every angle. Cancer doesn’t quit… and neither will the American Cancer Society.

Schedule of the Day

A schedule of events during our Songs For Hope concert will be available soon, stay tuned!

Get Ready for the Virtual Auction

Derek Jeter Auction

This year, our auction will be going MOBILE! Stay tuned for instructions on how to register. Here are some of the live auction items from past years:

  • Autographed Derek Jeter Jersey
  • Threesome at Galloway & Eagle Oaks
  • New York Giant’s Experience
  • Custom Suit Experience
  • Saltwater Fishing Trip
  • Live Performance by Jake Thistle

Are you interested in donating an auction item this year?
If so, please contact Carolyn Lanza
(e): carolyn.lanza@cancer.org

Click the image below to view our 2020 Songs For Hope Tribute Journal

To learn more about our Songs for Hope Virtual Concert, please contact Carolyn Lanza, Community Development Manager, at carolyn.lanza@cancer.org

To learn more about the American Cancer Society and how you can help us to save lives,
Please visit cancer.org or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345.

Thank You to our Participating Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor PackagesOptions

starting at $ 10,000

Three Choices
  • PRESENTING SPONSOR – $40,000
    Naming Rights | Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Opportunity to create :45 video that will open the virtual event and will be posted on social media | Watch party packages sent to three (3) homes | Two page centerfold profile in digital program book | Corporate logo on landing page of website, online auction website and online bidding platform | Social   media promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times|  Future acknowledgement and recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • MASTER SPONSOR – $20,000
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Opportunity to create :30 video that will be featured in the virtual event and will be posted on social media | watch party packages sent to two (2) homes | Host of  the virtual event pre-show  | Two page profile in digital program book |  Corporate logo on landing page of website | Social media promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| Future acknowledgement and recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • MAJOR SPONSOR – $10,000
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Opportunity to create :30 video that will be featured in the virtual event and will be posted on social media | Watch party package sent to one (1) home | Host of a dance lesson or virtual golf swing lesson during virtual event | Corporate logo on landing page of website | Social media promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| future acknowledgement and recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
Register

Specialty SponsorsOptions

starting at $ 100

Eight Choices
  • COCKTAIL SPONSOR – $7,500
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Opportunity to create :30 video that will be featured in the virtual event and will be posted on social media | Watch party package sent to one (1) home | Opportunity to create signature cocktail and curate a demo video to be played during our virtual event | Full page profile in digital program book | Corporate logo on event website | Social media promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| Future acknowledgement and recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • GOLD SPONSOR – $5,000
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Opportunity to create :30 video that will be featured in the virtual event and will be posted on social media | Watch party package sent to 1 home | Opportunity to partner with local restaurant to create catered dinner package  | Full page profile in digital program book | Corporate logo on  event website | Social media promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| Future acknowledgement and recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • SILVER SPONSOR – $2,500
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Corporate logo on event website| Corporate logo featured in virtual program during silver sponsor recognition segment| Full Page ad in digital program book| Social media  promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| Future acknowledgement and   recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • BRONZE SPONSOR – $1,500
    Recognition on all e-communication sent to 300+ contacts | Corporate logo on event website| Corporate logo featured in virtual program during bronze sponsor recognition segment| Half Page ad in digital program book| Social media  promotion pre and post event highlighting your support during these unprecedented times| Future acknowledgement and   recognition as a 2020 Covid-19 Relief supporter at 2021 event.
  • “I FIGHT FOR” SPONSOR – $1,000
    Company logo featured on “i fight for…” sign that will be sent to data base of previous attendees and posted on Facebook so viewers can download. Participants will be encouraged to fill out the sign, take a picture and post to social media
  • ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR – $500
    Company logo featured prominently during the entertainment portion of our event.
  • MISSION SPONSOR – $200
    A donation made with the knowledge that you are helping COVID-19 healthcare workers, cancer patients and their families. Name to be listed at the end of the virtual program.
  • SURVIVOR SPONSOR – $100
    The survivor(s) in your life can be featured in our virtual event during our survivor tribute section. Name and photograph will be needed.
Register

Get Involved!

What is the Impact of Your Effort and Donation?

National Impact

  • 29% decline in cancer death rates since 1991; more than 2.9 million lives saved.
  • By the end of 2018, change grants contributed to more than 915,000 low or no-cost screening exams in underserved communities.
  • Nearly 60% of Americans are covered by smoke-free laws, including 25 states, that require 100% smoke-free workplaces, thanks in part to the American Cancer Society’s affiliate, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. 
  • $4.8 billion invested in research since 1946, funding studies to find the causes of cancer, better treatments and improve the lives of cancer patients
  • Nearly 543,000 nights of free lodging and nearly 480,000 free rides to cancer treatment for patients and caregivers

New Jersey (2019)

  • 16,800 rides provided to New Jersey patients. 
  • 5,500 nights of free or reduced cost lodging for New Jersey patients.
  • ACS CAN volunteers and staff in New Jersey advocated for and
    Congress approved a $2.6 billion increase in medical research funding
    for the National Institutes of Health, including $296 million for the
    National Cancer Institute in the FY18 budget.
  • The American Cancer Society National Cancer Information center responded to 34,000 calls from individuals in New Jersey with cancer questions and concerns.
  • 8 research grants invested at New Jersey Institutions searching to find the causes of and better treatments for cancer, and improve the lives of cancer patients.

“The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and
lead the fight for a world without cancer.”

Our Mission: We are a united force against all cancers, and we’re on a mission to save lives and celebrate life. Every single day.

What We’re Made Of: We do this by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring.

What We Do: Every action we take moves us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. We encourage prevention by advocating for lifesaving changes, promoting early screening, and empowering others to make healthy lifestyle choices. We are relentless in our efforts to raise awareness by honoring the people we’ve lost, supporting those in treatment, and celebrating the lives we’ve saved. We foster innovation by conducting groundbreaking research and funding pioneering scientists. We inspire generosity by motivating communities to donate and mobilizing them to act. We deepen understanding by listening to those in need of support, and guiding them to essential resources. We provide care for everyone affected by cancer by delivering crucial health information and vital patient services.

Double Your Donation

While survival rates are climbing, help cannot come fast enough for the more than 4,000 Americans who are diagnosed with cancer each day. If your company has a matching gift program, please consider completing the appropriate documentation. 

How to Submit a Matching Gift Request

1. After an employee makes a contribution to the American Cancer Society, the employee asks their employer to match his/her gift to the Society.
2. The employee fills out a matching gift application form (supplied by the donor’s company), or submits a matching gift request online through their company’s website.

3. The matching gift application form or online verification request should be submitted to the local American Cancer Society office in Manasquan:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Northern NJ Golf Classic 6V2ZAS
2310 Route 34, Suite 1D
Manasquan, NJ 08736

4. Once the gift is verified by the company, the company sends the local American Cancer Society office in Manasquan a check for the match. Payout schedules vary for each company.

CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19 and CANCER

With the spread of COVID-19, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever. We need your support to keep vital patient and caregiver resources available during this difficult time.

A continuous study being done by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has shown that many cancer patients are experiencing delays in treatment, as well as increased emotional distress and anxiety.

Please consider making a donation so that the American Cancer Society can continue the important work they do to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Nan Norbitz-Kelly

COMMUNITY SHINING STAR HONOREE

I graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in the same discipline. I spent the first ten years of my career working in sports and event marketing where I assumed the role of Tournament Manager for professional men’s tennis tournaments in the New York City, New Jersey and Westchester areas. In this role, I was responsible for overseeing sponsorship sales, marketing, advertising and public relations activities and overall implementation of the events. I went on to assume Marketing Director roles at USA Today; Reader’s Digest and Hearst Magazines.

I currently serve as the Executive Director for the Tomorrows Children’s Fund a pediatric cancer non-profit based out of Hackensack University Medical Center where I am responsible for the daily operation of this organization whose mission it is to assist our patients and their families both financially and emotionally. Prior to joining the TCF family, I served as President of the Ho-Ho-Kus Education Foundation where I worked directly with the Board of Trustees and the school Superintendent on all fundraising activities and school initiatives. At that same time, I served as a Go4theGoal Foundation Board Member as well as Director of Corporate Partnerships where I was heavily involved in marketing for various Go4theGoal Foundation’s National Campaigns as well as overseeing the creation of all marketing materials and conception and implementation of programs and promotions.

I reside in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey with my husband and two daughters.

Northern New Jersey Golf Classic Executive Volunteer Committee

Committee Chairman

Leon Grassi

American Cancer Society

Carolyn Lanza, Community Development Manager

Committee Members

Eric Bakker
Bob Laurenzo
Kevin Lynch
George Dawli
Patrick Whyte
Joseph Reap
Tasha Garcia
Aaron Henschel
John O’Neil
Patrick Whyte
Chris Batt
John Batt
Mary Tutschek

Thank you to all of our distinguished volunteers who serve on the American Cancer Society’s Northern New Jersey Golf Classic Committee. Their tireless work is instrumental to ensuring this event’s continued success.

Interested in joining our committee? Please contact Carolyn Lanza (e): carolyn.lanza@cancer.org