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Providing HOPE for Families Fighting Cancer

Happy Holidays!!!!!

Dear Friends and Supporters of the DMCCF,

We are deeply grateful for your support as we commemorate another successful year in aiding our Heroes. The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation has already made a substantial impact, with donations totaling $262,000 this year, benefiting 42 incredible Heroes and numerous children at Camp Happy Times. Your generosity humbles us, and we cannot thank you enough for helping fulfill my late brother Dean’s dream of directly assisting those fighting cancer. We take pride in having donated over $2,100,000 to 446 individuals and families battling cancer over the years. Your ongoing support means the world to us, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating these achievements with you at our 2024 Gala. Our success wouldn’t be possible without you.

As we approach this holiday season, Suburban Furniture & Mattress of Succasunna, NJ, has reached out to the DMCCF once again, offering a very generous $25,000 Donation Match for the holiday season. For every dollar donated to the DMCCF, Suburban Furniture will match a dollar. We’re incredibly thankful for their remarkable gift. As we prepare for holiday festivities with our loved ones, we kindly request that you keep our DMCCF HEROES in your thoughts. While you shop for gifts and gather with family and friends, please consider setting aside a portion of your holiday budget for a tax-deductible charitable donation to support the work of the DMCCF. No matter how small the amount, your contribution will enable us to continue supporting families in their battle against cancer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Before, during, and after events you can always donate to help our heroes.
DMCCF Mission

The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation was founded by its namesake, Dean, during his personal battle with cancer in 2005.  The 501(c)3 non-profit foundation is tirelessly operated by Dean’s family and friends who volunteer their time and talents in an effort to carry out his vision; helping others who face the challenges of cancer with financial, spiritual, and emotional support.  Given the changing times and the rising costs of healthcare there is an astounding number of cancer patients in need of financial assistance. To help families in need to mitigate these costs, the DMCCF hosts four annual fundraising events with the 100% of the proceeds going directly to the individuals and families during their battle with cancer. With your support, we have donated over $1.4m and set a goal to reach over $2 million in two years.

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DMCCF Events

Each year the DMCCF hosts four major events. These events are; The Great Night Out (January) Join us for drinks, music and good company as we assist a deserving hero in their fight against cancer , Annual Dinner Gala (March) Come out for a great night of food, drinks, and dancing. Meet heroes past and present as we assist new heroes in their fight against this terrible disease, Golf Tournament (June) A fun day of golf preceded by brunch and lots of swag followed by a buffet dinner and tricky tray auction as we celebrate and help special heroes in their fight against cancer, and our Poker Tournament (November) A full-fledged casino-style poker tournament along side a full slate of Sunday NFL football and buffet lunch. Join us as we raffle off prizes and help a special hero in their fight with cancer.

In addition, we attend many events and take part in countless others.
Some of the more notable include; Cuts for Coors, Karaoke for a Cause, Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer Gala, Laughing with the Stars, and our board members spend a day at Camp Happy Times every year.

Upcoming Event:

An Evening with Dr. J

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Crest Hollow Country Club

8325 Jericho Turnpike 

Woodbury, NY  11797

(516) 362-2120

6:30pm Sponsorship Meet & Greet w Dr. J

7:00pm Cocktail Hour

8:00pm Main Ballroom

8:15pm Dinner /  Dr. J Presentation

8:30pm Christopher Clarizio Ceremony

9:30pm Live Auction and 50/50 Winners

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DMCCF Heroes

Most of us are fortunate enough to just wake up every morning healthy, but for many people that is an impossibility. The DMCCF, with your help, assists our heroes in overcoming the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

​"A hero is an ordinary individual that finds the strength to ​persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
- Christopher Reeve

DMCCF Scholarships

The DMCCF, along with its many partners, helps people that have been affected by cancer with the rising cost of continuing their education. Help us help them. They are the future after all...

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To help end the financial duress that comes with a diagnosis we need as many hands as we can get. We've helped many heroes over the years, but we need more help, and that's where you come in. 

​ While you can simply donate money, we have a lot of events you can attend to make a difference. At our events you will see first-hand how we help families in need. You can see how your help makes a difference.


With your support, we have donated over $500k and set a goal to reach over $1 million in two years.
Your donations enable us to continue to provide help to families in need.


Invest some of your time - we need your ideas and... helping us help those in need. Fill out the form below to tell us more!


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