Welcome Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is 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. Visit our Contact Us Page
(954) 475-1200 Office
(855) 475-1200 Toll Free Hotline

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March 12 - 14, 2015 - NCCN 20th Annual Conference - Hollywood, FL

The NCCN 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ will attract more than 1,500 registrants from across the United States and the globe including oncologists (in both community and academic settings), oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer. Respected opinion leaders will present the latest cancer therapies and provide updates on selected NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the data upon which the NCCN Guidelines® are based, and quality initiatives in oncology. Topics change annually but focus on the major cancers and supportive care areas. The NCCN Annual Conference also includes case study discussion forums with experts from NCCN Member Institutions and roundtable discussions featuring the foremost professionals from the academic, patient advocacy, government, payor, industry, and business realms of cancer care. For more information about attending the meeting or staffing the booth for DDF, contact Events@DebbiesDream.org.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Nutrition and Clinical Trials Webinar

Nutrition Webinar - 12:00pm EST
Speaker: Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDE of PearlPoint Cancer Support

De-Mystifying Clinical Trials Webinar Series  - 12:45pm EST
Speaker: Andrew Kennedy, MD of Sarah Cannon Research Institute

To register for this webinar, become a sponsor or Promotional Partner Packet, or for more information, click below.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Cavs vs. Miami Heat

DDF Night with the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena 

In recognition of November's designation as Curing Stomach Cancer Month, the Ohio Chapter of Debbie's Dream Foundation:  Curing Stomach Cancer is sponsoring a DDF Day at Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland, Ohio on April 2, 2015 (Cavs versus Miami Heat).

Click below for information about tickets and the event:

Friday, April 17, 2015 - Scientific Update in Gastrointestinal Cancer

8am - 2pm EST

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Debbie's Dream Foundation Medical Advisory Board members Edith Mitchell, MD and David Ilson, MD will be presenting at the Scientific Update on Gastrointestinal Cancers sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network. This symposium is designed for healthcare professionals and researchers involved in the prevention, screening, evaluation, and management of upper gastrointestinal tract cancers. For more information visit http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/GI/ or download the event flyer below.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Stomach Cancer Education Symposium & Webinar

Debbie's Dream Foundation will host its 5th Stomach Cancer Education Symposium for in person attendees and via live webcast.  All patients, families, caregivers, the general public, and health care professionals are invited to attend for FREE. Pre-registration is required.

Click HERE for event details, to attend, become a sponsor, or to make a donation

April 18, 2015 - 6th Annual Dream Makers Gala

Time:  7pm-Midnight

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Chair David Kubiliun

For more information on attending, becoming a sponsor, or donating, click below.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Robert V. Semenza 4th Annual Softball Tournament

Location:  Robert V. Semenza Softball Field
                 Pagnotti Park, Old Forge, PA.
Time:  12pm EST

Join us for a day of softball, food & fun!
Click below for more information.

April 18 - 22, 2015 - AACR Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA

The AACR Annual Meeting 2015 will highlight the latest, most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research and will provide a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, interact, and share their insights. This year's meeting theme – "Bringing Cancer Discoveries to Patients" – underscores the vital and inextricable link between discovery and treatment, and it reinforces the fact that research underpins all the progress we are making in the field toward cancer cures. For more information about attending the meeting or staffing the booth for DDF, contactEvents@DebbiesDream.org.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - Skip Kimpel – Boston Marathon Dream Team

In memory of Dr. Melissa De Witt-Larson, Skip Kimpel has created a fundraising page in order to keep Melissa's passion & mission alive within Debbie's Dream Foundation.  Melissa passed away on October 15, 2012, at age 42, after being diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer in August 2010, but that didn't stop her from enjoying life and fighting for the DREAM.  Melissa was active on the Dream Team, the Symposium Committee,and the Patient Resource Education Program (PREP).  Her husband Dylan Larson, continues to give back by being a PREP Mentor, serving on the Symposium Committee, and as an advocate in Washington, DC.  To donate in memory of Dr. Melissa De Witt-Larson and support Skip on his journey in Boston for the 2015 Marathon, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Debbie's Dream Girlz Team in the COLOR RUN!

Huizenga Park
32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301


Run for the DREAM of curing stomach cancer! Join Debbie's Dream Girlz in THE COLOR RUN FORT LAUDERDALE. Debbie's Dream Girl participants, their friends and family, supporters, and donors gather for a great cause! The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. To donate to our team, click below.

If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the team here:

If you've already registered, you can join the team here:


You can also find more information at the event website:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Nutrition and Clinical Trials Webinar

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12 pm EST

Nutrition for Cancer Patients Webinar
Speaker: Cindy Collins, PhD, RD of South Florida Radiation Oncology

Wednesday, May 62015 at 12:45 pm EST

De-Mystifying Clinical Trials Webinar
Speaker: Martin McCarter, MD of University of Colorado School of Medicine

Click below to register, for more information or to become a sponsor.

Whole Enchilada Give or Get program – First Wednesday of Every Month

Visit the Whole Enchilada in Plantation, Florida on the first Wednesday of every month! The Give or Get program is pretty simple, customers come in and request the "Give or Get" and can either get 10% off their meal or give 10% of their check to Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer.

Address: 8000 Broward Blvd, Suite 1820
Plantation, FL 33388
Phone: 954-314-7095

May 29 - June 2, 2015 - ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Il

The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties, making it an excellent venue for exploring the theme of the Meeting—"Illumination and Innovation." Prospective attendees can familiarize themselves with some basic information, including: The various session types that will take place at the Annual Meeting and The Cancer Education and Scientific Program Committees. For more information about attending the meeting or staffing the booth for DDF, contact Events@DebbiesDream.org.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 19th Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5k

Join the Illinois Chapter Founder Linda Grush and the DDF Dream Team for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5k on September 27, 2015. Runners will run on Lake Shore Drive and pass the Historic Jackson Park, the Chicago Skyline, Hyde Park, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

To register for this event visit: http://www.
chicagohalfmarathon.com and use the discount code DDREAM15 to be a part of the Dream Team!

October 22-23, 2015 - Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference (ISGIO) - Arlington, VA

The 2015 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference, the official meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, will take place October 22-23, 2015 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA  and will provide an educational forum for presenting and discussing the latest advances in the broad field of GI cancer research, as well as critical issues relevant to the care of persons with GI cancer. 

The conference will feature distinguished speakers covering a broad spectrum of topics ranging from basic science to clinical therapeutics. Presenters and discussants will explore current issues and debate controversial topics. Case presentations will be given by the faculty and the audience will participate by an interactive audience response system to stimulate discussion on diagnosis and management. This program should be of interest to professionals actively engaged clinically or scientifically in all facets of GI cancer research and care, including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, general scientists, fellows, young investigators, nurses and pharmacists.  For more information about attending the meeting or staffing the booth for DDF, contact Events@DebbiesDream.org.

November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month!

November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month so it is the perfect time to get involved in the fight against stomach cancer!  Click HERE to find out how you can get involved.

Please make a donation to support this event!  It is an easy way to make a difference:

2015 - DC Cocktails & Cupcakes

Chairs Steven Marks and Suzanne Morrell

Date and details to be announced.

To join the committee, be a sponsor, or for other information, contact us at (855) 475-1200 or at Events@DebbiesDream.org.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - International Stomach Cancer Jeans Day

Do you want to wear jeans to work, school or play and at the same time raise money for stomach cancer research?  You can!  Where ever you are anywhere in the world, speak to your boss, co-workers, friends, teachers, etc to get permission to wear jeans for payment of $5.00.  All proceeds collected will go to Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer.  It is that easy!  Click below to find out more.

Please make a donation to support this event:

Friday, January 22, 2016 - Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Kick-Off Party

Location:  TBD
                Plantation, Florida

Time:       5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DDF Dream Team Miami Marathon & Half Marathon participants, their friends and family, sponsors, supporters, Board members, and donors gather in anticipation of our team running either the half or the full marathon on Sunday!  Enjoy free appetizers, free participant race packet pick-up, and a free race shirt.  Go team!

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Miami Marathon & Half Marathon

Joing the Debbie's Dream Team for our 6th Annual Dream Team in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon.  To become a sponsor, register to be a runner, make a donation, or for more information, CLICK HERE.

Cupcakes For A Cure

All year long we are working with vendors through whom you can purchase cupcakes for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. The vendors then send Debbie's Dream Foundation a portion of the sales proceeds to help promote public awareness of stomach cancer and fund stomach cancer research. To find a vendor in your area and for more information, contact us at (954) 475-1200 or Events@DebbiesDream.org.

2015 Fall - 1st Annual Follow Your Dream Luncheon

Details to follow.


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