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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. Visit our Contact Us Page
(954) 475-1200 Office
(855) 475-1200 Toll Free Hotline
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Ready.Raise.Rise

Ready.Raise.Rise! Stand up to cancer and make a virtual flag in honor of or in memory of a loved one affected by cancer. Make sure to mention Debbie's Dream Foundation as your patient advocacy group! This 30 second process not only raises awareness but supports those who are currently fighting or those who fought the battle.

For more information, visit

Friday, June 19, 2015 – DDF Newsletter T-Shirt Photo Contest

Take your DDF shirt on the road and across the world with you this summer, and you could be featured in the Debbie's Dream Foundation Newsletter!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - Nutrition and Clinical Trials Webinar

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important.  In addition, clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 – Miami Marathon 5K Kick-Off

Time: 7am
Location: Charnow Park, Hollywood Beach, FL

Our Dream Team in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is running the Miami Marathon Kick-Off 5k along Hollywood Beach.  Come get a sneak preview  of your fellow team mates and enjoy a nice warm-up for those running the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. Friends and family not running the marathon or half marathon will also be able to share in the inspiring experience and cheer on our team. Fundraising for DDF at

For more information on registration, call 954-475-1200, email or visit

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Summer's End 5K Run/Walk

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Boca Raton, FL

Runner's Edge is holding an end to summer 5K run/walk and party on August 30, 2015. Join our Miami Marathon Dream Team and meet your fellow teammates. After the race, there will be a party with hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, cake, chips, drinks, music, and a special store sale. The Runner's Edge Foundation was formed in 2009 to promote running and physical fitness to people of all ages, to support other groups and organizations in pursuit of running and physical fitness through teams, programs, competitions and educational means. Fundraising for DDF at

For more information call or email us at 954-475-1200 or

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1st Dream BIG Luncheon

Debbie's Dream Foundation is dreaming BIG this September by hosting its first ever Dream BIG Luncheon in order to raise awareness about stomach cancer! A fabulous silent auction and yummy lunch will be held. Not only are we on a mission to raise awareness, but we will be celebrating DDF President and Founder, Debbie Zelman's birthday.

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.

October 16, 2015 - Be Bold, Be Bald!

For the fourth year in a row, Debbie's Dream Foundation is participating in the worldwide "Be Bold, Be Bald!" fundraiser. This fundraiser honors patients fighting cancer or in memory of a fighter or survivor and raises money to fight the disease. Be Bold, Be Bald, and Be Proud! Email or call 954-475-1200 to purchase your bald cap.

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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

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:

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Chicago Stomach Cancer Education Symposium & Webinar

Debbie's Dream Foundation is hosting its first Chicago Stomach Cancer Education Symposium for in person attendance and via live webinar.  This FREE symposium is open to patients, families, caregivers, the general public, and health care professionals.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear leaders in the field of stomach cancer who can answer questions and provide more in-depth presentations than can be given during a scheduled appointment.
For Event Information, to Register, become a Sponsor, or to make a Donation: 

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.  It is that easy!

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Fayetteville NC Golf Tournament

The Debbie's Dream North Carolina East Chapter will host the second Annual Golf Tournament at Gates Four Golf & Country Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

November 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

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

We are ready to take on the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon for the 6th year in a row and need your help. Join the Dream Team and run for the DREAM of curing stomach cancer.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6th Annual Night of Laughter

Debbie's Dream Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Night of Laughter at the Hollywood Hard Rock Casino's Improv Comedy Club. Between the amazing raffles, delicious drinks, and hilarious comedians, this is a night you won't want to miss and it sells out almost immediately so make sure you get your tickets when they go on sale in November before it's too late!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4th Annual Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

Join fellow survivors, patients, caregivers, friends and other supporters as we urge legislators to support the fight for a cure! This is an opportunity to tell members of Congress how important it is to support funding for stomach cancer research.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Stomach Cancer Education Symposium & Webinar

Debbie's Dream Foundation is hosting its 6th Stomach Cancer Education Symposium for in person attendees and via live webinar. This FREE symposium is open to patients, families, caregivers, the general public, and health care professionals.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7th Annual Dream Makers Gala

Debbie's Dream Foundation is celebrating the 7th anniversary of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer at our 7th Annual Gala. The event will start with a cocktail hour and an amazing silent auction, followed by dinner, awards, live auction, dancing, and yummy dessert. Don't miss out on the chance to attend the biggest event of the year!


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


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