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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer 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

Calling all artists and photographers!  Children ages 18 years of age or younger, who have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer, are invited to submit their original artwork and photographs to DDF for consideration in the 2018 DDF Youth Art Contest. Winners will have their artwork featured in the 2018 Youth Art Calendar and/or on the new line of DDF greeting cards.

In The News

Today, the FDA approved Merck's Keytruda for microsatellite instability-high (MSI-high) cancers, a tumor type identified by genetic testing. About 4-5% of stomach cancer patients are MSI-high and are now eligible for treatment after at least one prior therapy. This is the first time the FDA has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated.

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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