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

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 CORPORATE SPONSORS

View some of our additional generous sponsors by hovering over the holes on our interactive map of the beautiful Hackensack Golf Club.
If you would like to partake in a round of golf, purchase a ticket to our dinner reception or make a donation, click below!

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SPONSORS

View some of our generous sponsors by hovering over the holes on our interactive map of the beautiful Hackensack Golf Club.
If you would like to partake in a round of golf or purchase an ad in our Tribute Journal on behalf of your company or an honoree, click below!

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Player PackagesOptions

starting at $ 200

Four Choices
  • PAR FOURSOME – $4,000
    Entry for one (1) foursome with all player amenities. Player amenities include golf play, green fees, cart, caddie, practice green, use of locker room, driving range, on-course hospitality, breakfast, lunch and entry to the dinner reception along with a player gift and goodie bag
    Company logo on the event website
    Hole & tee sign with company logo
    Recognition on our sponsor board at the event
  • FAIRWAY TWOSOME – $1,300
    Entry for two (2) golfers with all player amenities. Player amenities include golf play, green fees, cart, caddie, practice green, use of locker room, driving range, on-course hospitality, breakfast, lunch and entry to the dinner reception along with a player gift and goodie bag
  • INDIVIDUAL PLAYER – $650
    Entry for one (1) golfer with all player amenities. Player amenities include golf play, green fees, cart, caddie, practice green, use of locker room, driving range, on-course hospitality, breakfast, lunch and entry to the dinner reception along with a player gift and goodie bag
  • DINNER TICKET – $200
    Entry for one (1) to our dinner reception
    Includes cocktail hour and delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, access to our live and silent auction and inspiring awards program
Register

Specialty SponsorsOptions

starting at $ 500

Four Choices
  • COCKTAIL SPONSOR – $7,500
    Logo place on signage and cocktail bar napkins
    Recognition on website, social media, and event sponsor board
    Naming rights of a signature drink
    Opportunity to include society approved materials as giveaways for guests
    Ten (10) dinner reception tickets
  • GOLD SPONSOR – $5,000
    Choose from one of the following sponsorship opportunities:
    – Event Gift Sponsor
    – Player Gift Sponsor
    – Golf Cart Sponsor
    – Photobooth Sponsor
    Logo placed on signage and items for specific sponsorships. Benefits will vary.
    Recognition on website, prominent presence on social media, and logo on event sponsor board
    Four (4) dinner reception tickets
  • BRONZE SPONSOR – $1,500
    Choose from one of the following sponsorship opportunities:
    – Beverage Cart Sponsor (2)
    – Putting Green Sponsor
    – Driving Range Sponsor
    – Entertainment Sponsor
    – Golf Ball Sponsor (or donation)
    – Rose Sponsor (or donation)
    Logo on signage and item for specific sponsorship
    Recognition on website and social media
    Two (2) dinner reception tickets
  • HOLE & TEE SPONSOR – $500
    Logo placed on tee sign that will be placed on course
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*Golf and all amenities includes: day of golf with carts, lunch, beverages, dinner, and player gift
**Dinner tickets include: a cocktail hour with live entertainment, an exclusive live auction, open bar, dinner, and awards reception.

Get Involved!

What is the Impact of Your Effort and Donation?

National Impact

  • 27% decline in cancer death rates since 1991; more than 2.6 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 (2018)

  • 9,000 rides provided to New Jersey patients. 
  • 2,200 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 billion increase in medical research funding
    for the National Institutes of Health, including $475 million for the
    National Cancer Institute in the FY18 budget.
  • The American Cancer Society National Cancer Information center responded to 27,000 calls from individuals in New Jersey with cancer questions and concerns.
  • 6 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 Springfield:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Carolyn Lanza
7 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 103
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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

Stay tuned for this year’s Honoree. As always, if you know of someone who deserces recognition for their fight against Cancer as a survivor, a caregiver, or just a caring individual please let us know. We’re always looking for people to acknowledge for their efforts.

 

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