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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.

2

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.