Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

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2017 Top Rated Non-Profit


We are so excited to announce that Debbie's Dream Foundation has earned a spot on the 2017 Top Rated List with Great NonProfits.  We couldn't do it without the support of so many amazing people like you!

Upcoming Events

Purchase your tickets NOW for DDF's 9th Annual Night of Laughter! The event will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. The evening will feature hilarious comedy, a raffle with fantastic prizes, delicious drinks, and food. All proceeds will help fund research initiatives in hopes of finding a cure for stomach cancer. Tickets are $75 and include a buffet dinner, 2 soft drinks, 2 raffle tickets, and a comedy show. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include reserved seating along with many other perks.

In The News

Read the Miami Herald article about the inspiring journey of DDF President and Founder Debbie Zelman and her remarkable fight against stomach cancer. Doctors told her that she had a 4% chance to live 5 years past her diagnosis in 2008. This year she celebrated her 50th birthday as a 9-year cancer survivor, and now she's helping hundreds of others through Debbie's Dream Foundation. 

US Congress Support for DDF

In a heartfelt speech on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) highlighted the hard work and dedication of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF). Representing Florida's 27th congressional district, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen spoke passionately from the United States House floor about the significance and impact of DDF and its President and Founder, Debbie Zelman, a 9-year stage IV stomach cancer survivor.


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