Dream Day on Cape Cod

Dream Big Yogathon is this weekend!

Final-logo-500pxIt’s not too late to sign up!

Cape yoga teachers Jill AbrahamLeigh Hoenig AlbertiRhia Cataldo, and Susannah van der Wende will lead you through an AWESOME and INSPIRING 2 Hr. Class filled with LOVE, Joy, and INspiration to MAKE A DIFFERENCE for the lives of MANY MANY people who will benefit from the day!!! Have you signed up yet to reserve your spot!? Space is limited and our goal is to FILL IT UP and ROCK The HOUSE! It’s easy to do! Let’s get it started now and raise $35,000 for Dream Day on Cape Cod. It will certainly be a most beautiful day. We hope you will join us!!

Participants commit to raising $150 each and together we share the common goal of $35,000!* Breathe in. Breathe out. Give back. Dream BIG!

Registration begins: 10:30am. Class: 11:30-1:30pm

For more information visit https://www.firstgiving.com/dreamday/dream-big-yogathon-2016

Sponsored by Power Yoga of Cape Cod

With incredible sponsorship support from Organic Market, Whiteley Plumbing, Spilt Milk Tattoo, Whalen Restoration

Event Benefits Dream Day!

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-9-08-33-amOn October 15, 2016 over 100 athletes will be participating in a triathlon/duathlon in Nickerson State Park!

The Gut Check is a unique sprint triathlon AND challenging duathlon held in the glacier-scarred forest of Nickerson State Park. Besides being a test of physical and mental fitness, the Gut Check is a fundraiser for Dream Day.

For more information visit gutchecktriathlon.com.

It’s almost time for the annual Golf Classic!

The 2016 Tournament is Monday, September 19 at the Ridge Club, Sandwich – get ready for a great day!!  This is an important fundraiser to help Dream Day carry out its mission for thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Click Here for the printable application.  You may also call to register – 508-896-8949 or email dreamdaybookkeeper@gmail.com

NOTE: Price difference for entries after the first 120!!! Golfers must register and pay to be a confirmed golfer. This tournament will fill up quickly!

We are also looking for sponsors and auction items!  Please contact Paul Hines at pvhines@hotmail.com for more information.

Dream Day Challenge!



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, 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.  

Sperry Photo


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!