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Debbies Dream Foundation Inc

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Causes: Cancer, Health

Mission: 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.

Target demographics: stomach cancer patients, families and caregivers

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of patients

Geographic areas served: the world

Programs: Upon receiving a stomach cancer diagnosis, patients, families, and caregivers are matched with a Mentor who can help them understand the diagnosis, staging, treatment options, clinical trials, side effect management, research, management of the disease, and more. Mentors share their stories, tips, advice, and concerns so no one is alone in this fight.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a member of the Board of Directors I see the behind the scenes energy of the members of this great organization. Debbies Dream Foundation has filled avoid many people stricken with this deadly desease. Starting with the organizations founder, Debbie Zellman and all of DDF's employees and volunteers it is amazing to see the work that is being done to find a cure for stomach cancer. In addition the organization supports those that have been diagnosed with stomach cancer whether they need a referral or just someone to talk to who has suffered the journey they are experiencing.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DDF is an amazing organization! The foundation is very well organized and has some incredible volunteers who strongly care about this important cause.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

While many people are familiar with large organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Debbie's Dream Foundation, while much smaller, plays an incredibly important role helping to counsel and advise those affected specifically with stomach cancer. Debbie (the founder) is an amazing inspiration to those facing adversity with grace and determination. What she has built with Debbie's Dream foundation is truly incredible.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Met Debbie last year at the Annual Gala. She is one of the most inspiring women I have ever met! This is an incredible non-profit and I am happy to serve on the board to help any way I can :)

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, participating with DDF advocacy day is an unbelievable experience. We are able to experience first hand how the federal legislature operates, and advocate for funding from the federal government.

The organization as a hole has grown exponentially over the years, due to our President Debra Zelman and her unbelievable team at the office.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Debbie's Dream Foundation for the past several years and recently became a member of their board of directors. The work this organization does to increase awareness of stomach cancer and raise much needed funds is incredible. Debbie is an inspiration to all who know her and I am honored to be a part of her fight to help find a cure.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As the President and Founder of Debbie's Dream Foundation, I am humbled by the amazing people who volunteer with us every day including our amazing Board of Directors. Our staff is the best and extremely helpful. Also, our event Chairs continue to lead our events to raise funds for stomach cancer research and awareness about this devastating disease. Please join us at our upcoming 8th Annual Dream Makers Gala on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida for our biggest and best event yet with 600 people all getting together for an amazing cause. Visit us at www.DebbiesDream.org for more information on the event, how to get involved, and how we can help you!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed every moment serving as a Board member with Debbie's Dream Foundation, and look forward to many wonderful experiences in the future, as we assist in finding a cure for stomach cancer. My professional background as a fundraiser should allow me to facilitate the raising of the one thing that all non-profit organizations need: MONEY!!

2 Jenna R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing experience as a Debbie's Dream Volunteer! I love the way this organization makes a huge impact on Stomach Cancer patients, families, and caregivers. Happy to be involved and change lives and find a cure!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible nonprofit. Well run with fantastic volunteers and support staff. Highly recommend supporting this organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Debbie is an inspiration to anyone afflicted with cancer. She will not stop helping to find a cure for stomach cancer. She is a first class person who runs a first class organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is amazing. They are growing and expanding their mission and reach by leaps and bounds. Extremely patient and family focused for the victims of stomach cancer. Great website and educational information about stomach cancer and related topics. Clear mission and goal oriented.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Debbie's Dream is the most organized 501(c)3 I have ever been involved in 30 years of assisting non profits, keep up the awesome work.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer puts on some great events throughout the year! I am proud to be apart of the gala committee. We all enjoy working together to raise money and awareness for stomach cancer!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is an incredible organization that does it's best to raise awareness and funds for stomach cancer. They provide great support to patients, families, and caregivers all around the world.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

DEBBIE is an Absolute Dynamo!,! Has the foresight , and insight on how to get her wonderful organization on the map,
Debbie's strength and love makes life a little easier.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome charity with great events! They include everyone in everything and keep us well-informed. I so admire the founder Debbie for her strength!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DDF has provided me with several resources that have enhanced my knowledge about resource, in which I can provide my family with whom have been diagnosed with cancer. The information has been vital in my family's understand of the diagnosis.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am working on a research project with Debbie's Dream. It has been great to find out all the resources available to patients and families who are facing stomach cancer.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently joined the team here at Debbie's Dream Foundation as a healthcare intern to learn about the organization's role in the community and the impact it has on the lives of those who are affected by Stomach Cancer. I am moved and inspired by the staff who work tirelessly to bring valuable educational resources and support to patients and caregivers, providing a source of hope and comfort, and a sense that no one has to go through it alone. I am very happy to be working here and every day, I am increasingly impressed by what is happening here at Debbie's Dream Foundation. This is an awesome organization.