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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.
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2009 Past Events
November 6-8, 2009 - Learning Express Shopping Event

Madelyn Zelman arranged for Learning Express in Sunrise, Florida to give a 10% discount to everyone who mentions Debbie's Dream and to also give Debbie's Dream 10% of the sales.

October 29, 2009 - New York Shopping Event

Tammy Caress had vendors, a raffle and delicious food for her friends.  The vendors all agreed to donate a portion of the sales and all of the proceeds from the raffle were donated to Debbie's Dream. Tammy Caress raised $2,500 from a day of shopping and fun with her friends!  Way to go Tammy!

October 16, 2009 - Westside Regional Medical Center Health Fair

Debbie's Dream had an exhibit at the Westside Regional Medical Center Health and Competency Fair.  This event was attended by hospital staff and the public.  Thank you to DDF Board Member Madelyn Zelman for attending on behalf of DDF!

October 10, 2009 - October 24, 2009 - Mona's Kids Shopping Event

Chairperson Jodi Hahn arranged with this fun, trendy kids clothing store to give 10% off everything in the store and 10% of the purchase to Debbie's Dream in both the Planation and Coral Springs locations during this time.

September 11, 2009 - Westside Regional Medical Center & Dr Charles Lago Colon & Rectal Symposium

President and Founder Debbie Zelman received the Humanitarian Award from Dr. Charles Lago and Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida for her outstanding charitable work.

September 2009 - Austin Horowitz Mitzvah Project

Austin Horowitz from New Jersey had a mitzvah project to raise money for DDF. He raised $300.00! Thank you Austin, for your efforts, for choosing DDF, and for your support!

June 2009 - Eric Sopshin Mitzvah Project

Eric Sopshin had his Mitzvah Project to raise money for Debbie's Dream Foundation. He raised $1,000.00! Thank you Eric for all of your hard work!

May 15, 2009 - Caress Family Ritz Carlton Super Raffle

The Caress Family generously donated a week stay at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Hotel in Florida. 100 tickets were sold.  The drawing was held at Bokampers in Plantation, Florida where the winning ticket was drawn in front of the entire restaurant of onlookers.  The winners were Debbie and Neil Mesnick from New York.  The fundraiser generated $10,000 as well as a good time for all of those involved! Thank you to the Caress Family!

May 3, 2009 - Sydney Lieberman's Mitzvah Project - Mother's Day Boutique and Gold Party

Sydney Lieberman raised $20,000.00 through her mitzvah project. She had a Mother's Day Boutique and Gold Party which included an incredible Chinese raffle and a Super Raffle of a week stay at the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne, Florida. Way to go Sydney! This was an amazing event!

April 25, 2009 - Alison Frank Smiley Booth Fundraiser

Professional photographer Alison Frank held the first official event for Debbie's Dream Foundation.  To the delight of her guests, Alison unveiled her new Smiley Booth, which was filled with fun glasses, hats and other costume items.  Alison then photographed her adorned guests, who could not help but smile!  There was scrumptious food, cakes and chocolate lollipops, dancing to the musical stylings of Pipe's Party Sounds and everyone got a chance to win terrific raffle prizes.  Alison raised $2,500 through her efforts.

Website Beginnings and Content Management - Jack Henry Kapp and Matthew Shatanof

DDF was started in April 2009 and initially had a one page website. However, soon thereafter, Jack Henry Kapp (then a high school freshman) started a multi-page website for our DDF fledgling organization. He spent untold volunteer hours constructing the website, which included a Home Page with scrolling photos, merchandise cart, event photos and much more. Soon thereafter, Matthew Shatanof (a high school junior) joined Jack to help maintain the content on the website. We are eternally grateful to Jack Henry and Matthew for starting and maintaining our website, without which DDF could not have served and supported the stomach cancer patients and their families.

November 2008 - Trekking for Debbie

Jill Guttman climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest in Debbie's honor and raised approximately $15,000 through her efforts. Jill's trek was the beginning of what has now become Debbie's Dream Foundation. See Jill's website, blog, and pictures of her trek (including a picture of Jill calling Debbie from a sat phone from the Mount Everest Base Camp) at


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