Dream Day on Cape Cod

Dream Day Challenge!

 

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We are considering a redesign of Dream Day’s logo and would love input from our families and supporters! What are words or images that come to mind when you first think of Dream Day? What words or images do you think represent the organization? Just include them in reply below or email them to us!  You can also enter them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dreamdayoncapecod

You can even submit a simple drawing of something that comes to mind! Scan and email your sketch to dreamdayoncapecod@gmail.com or by mail to 165 Nan Ke Rafe Path, Brewster, MA 02631!   If your design is used as the inspiration we give to the graphic designer, you will win a $25 gift card!

The deadline is September 13th, 2016.

And if you know of any graphic designers who would be willing to donate their time to this important project, please let us know!

Thank you for helping us market Dream Day on Cape Cod so we can reach the most families ever!

 

DREAM DAY ON CAPE COD ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Dream Day on Cape Cod, Inc. is pleased to announce Tracey O’Connell Sperry as its new executive director. Tracey brings more than three decades of nonprofit management experience to the organization, most recently as National Director of Development and Research for the Scleroderma Foundation, a role she has held since 2008.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Dream Day on Cape Cod, I am delighted to welcome Tracey as the new executive director,” said Board Chair Joseph Jasie. “We are thrilled to have her join our team and we look forward having her apply her previous knowledge, experience and expertise to assist our operation to grow and expand. She brings an ability to connect with children and families, the community, and an unwavering commitment to and belief in our mission.

“It’s an honor to join the Dream Day family—the work of this organization is both admirable and important,” Tracey said. “I am thrilled with the opportunity to work alongside countless dedicated and passionate volunteers and staff committed to providing families with children who face life-threatening illnesses and or serious conditions a chance for respite and to create loving, lasting memories that transcend the daily struggles they face.”

Prior to working at the Scleroderma Foundation, Tracey was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Hope Renews, Inc. an organization dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to families with adolescents in crisis.  She has also been the executive director of several nonprofit organizations in her lengthy career. Tracey has been recognized for creating and implementing successful development and donor communication campaigns designed to increase and diversify income for a wide range of organizations, from those just getting off the ground to those that have been active for decades.

Tracey is a graduate of Tufts University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She has led many workshops on nonprofit management, fund development, communications and marketing strategies and is an award-winning artist and potter.  

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Tracey can be reached via email at dreamdayoncapecod@gmail.com or by phone at 774-216-0990.

Art, Words, & Wine 2016

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For up-to-date event information, please see the event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262612647464832/

 

In Full Swing!

It’s been an exciting couple of months here at Nan-Ke-Rafe!

We’ve wrapped up our second week of family camp and are now in the middle of our Cape & Islands week, made possible by the great people of United Way.  This week, we serve a different local organization every day. During the week, over 100 campers will get the chance to be on a boat, go fishing, shoot a bow & arrow, be crafty and enjoy a cookout in the sun.

We’ve also finished two our major fundraisers of the year.

Tour da Cape in June was a huge success. This year’s group of amazing and dedicated riders raised over $100,000 to go directly towards bringing families to camp. Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

Clintrax, Wilmer Hale, Parexel, High Point Solutions, Cowen Group, Baxalta US, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, C.B. Richard Ellis

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Area23, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Klick Health, WB Mason, QPS, Wise Constructon, Court Square Group, Blue Metal Consulting, DivcoWest, Fisher Clinical, JLL, Rutter Consulting, Morris Switzer Environments, South East Tree, Mercury Businesses Services, Veeva Systems, Hudson Global, Hans Kissle, Peoples United Bank, NorthStar Insurance, JMK Systems Solutions
Arbella Insurance Foundation, Integra, Tecoland, Morgan Stanley, Mizuho Corporate & Investment Banking

Our annual Bass & Blue Fish Tournament was this past weekend so we are still winding down, but it was also a huge success. We will update once we’ve wrapped everything up.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.  Through the kindness of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and YOU we are able to help out families create warm memories to last a lifetime.

Now on to the rest of the summer and preparation for our next big events!

We still have bib numbers left for the Falmouth Road Race…get yours quick!

The application for the Dream Day Scramble is also posted…grab your golfing buddies and register your team!

Check back soon for pictures and updates from camp…more families arrive on Sunday. Bring on Session 3!

 

 

Countdown to Summer!

The trees are finally turning green here on the Cape and the sun is shining!

Camp is looking beautiful thanks to the hard work of our volunteers during the past weeks.  The fine people from Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, Eversource MA, NationalGrid (Organized by the Cape & Islands United Way) and Kohls have put their time and energy into getting camp ready for our guests.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see more details about the good work they have done and keep up to date as we have more volunteer days coming up!

Tour da Cape is just a few short weeks away! Participants will be riding from Sharon to Brewster…ending at camp! If you wish to make a donation on a rider’s behalf, rider pages can be found here: http://www.firstgiving.com/dreamday/tour-da-cape-2016

We are also now accepting applications to join Dream Day on Cape Cod’s Falmouth Road Race team! Bibs go quick for this race so runners are encouraged to get in touch with us ASAP. Email us at dreamdayoncapecod@gmail.com or message us on Facebook to apply or for more information.

So much too look forward to!!!

Happy Spring!

We hope you all had a fantastic winter and are now enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine…summer is coming!

The Hudnalls are all settled into living at camp and have been working tirelessly to get ready for our families. Sessions are filling up and the staff are hired. Make sure to “Like” our Facebook page, if you don’t already, to meet all of our awesome counselors as they are introduced.

Our first event of the season is approaching! Tour da Cape is happening June 2. Tour da Cape is a 100 mile bike ride beginning in Boston and ending right at camp! This event has raised over $150,000 to support Dream Day since it started in 2003.  To learn more about the ride or to donate, please visit FirstGiving.

Some of our other event dates are set as well and pages will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Cape Cod Bay Bass & Bluefish Tournament: July 8 & 9
  • Falmouth Road Race: August 21
  • Dream Day Open Scramble Golf Tournament: September 19
  • DreamBIG Yogathon: October 2

Check back soon…the busy season is about to start!

 

What a Weekend!

Fresh off another magical holiday weekend! Special thanks to Clarion Inn Cape Cod – owner George Abbott has donated dozens of rooms to our families for over a decade and we are so grateful. This year, 16 families attended and swam and crafted and donut-ed and bowled and smiled and swam some more.

Extra big thanks to Z Donut Co, Nauset High School Key Club, Ryan Family Amusements, and Hearth n Kettle South Yarmouth. Clarion Inn staff was warm and welcoming as ever. And a shout out to Dream Day counselor staff: Steve, Morgan, and Dina volunteered for the weekend and brought the fun.

Sending love to Dream Day families and volunteers near and far this holiday season! 12313510_10153100365825806_5964899153523498909_n

 

 

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