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Forever Loved and Forever Missed

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Our beloved friend, Joe, needs our help. Diagnosed in mid-December with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer, he’s embarked on a courageous battle, facing this challenge with the same unwavering spirit he brings to everything in life.

Joe isn’t just a name in our community - he’s a fixture. From his tireless volunteering at local events to his infectious enthusiasm at Moonlight Movies on the beach, his kindness and dedication have touched countless lives. He’s the guy you see cruising the coast on his beloved bike, always with a friendly wave and a story to share. For 30 years, he’s been a treasured part of the Alfredo’s Beach Club family, his laughter and warmth lighting up every room.

Now, as Joe fights his toughest battle, the financial burdens of aggressive chemo and extended hospital stays threaten to dim his sunshine. We at Team Joe can’t bear to see that happen. His spirit is unwavering, but the worries of additional costs shouldn’t weigh him down.

This is where we come in. We’re reaching out to our community, humbly seeking your support in giving back to the man who’s given so much of himself. Every donation, big or small, will ease the financial pressure and let Joe focus on what matters most - his health and recovery.

Imagine Joe back on his bike, wind in his hair, sun on his face, laughter echoing across the pier. That’s the picture we’re striving for and with your help, we can make it a reality. Please, consider donating and sharing this campaign.

Let’s show Joe just how much we care, for every mile he’s biked, every smile he’s shared, and every heart he’s touched. Together, we can make his journey a little brighter, and repay his generosity with our own.

Thank you for standing with Joe, and with all of us who love him.


  • Matt Jones
    • $100 
    • 23 d
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 29 d
  • Anthony Chalifoux
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Joshua Fitzpatrick
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Jesel Ortloff
Long Beach, CA
Matthew Perret
Raised $150 from 2 donations

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