Past Events

Gastroesophageal Cancer Educational Symposium – Virtual Event!

Debbie’s Dream Foundation will be hosting a FREE Virtual Gastroesophageal Cancer Educational Symposium in collaboration with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Virtual Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Thank you to our generous sponsors:        

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“Laugh For A Cure!” Comedy Game Night

Join Eric Cunningham and his favorite comedians, scientists & dreamers for WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?, a fast-moving game show exploring the future’s audacious and potentially-irresponsible projects that could change the world forever (even if maybe they won’t). We’ll present a bunch of those Big Ideas (think space projects, climate change ideas, A.I., etc), then you (the audience) & the panel must figure out if they’re real proposals or if we made them up… and if they’re real, whether they’re a total…

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Webinar: Coronavirus: What the Stomach Cancer Patient Needs to Know

Join the DDF Staff and GI Oncologist, Dr. Michael Cusnir for a lunchtime presentation on Coronavirus: What the Stomach Cancer Patient Needs to Know Michael Cusnir, MD is a Medical Oncologist and Co-Director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. He holds board certifications in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Cusnir is also a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Member for Debbie’s Dream Foundation and is active in the stomach cancer community including local…

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Webinar: Molecular Biomarkers – Knowing Your Tumor

Join the DDF Staff and GI Oncologist, Dr. Samuel Klempner for a lunchtime presentation on Molecular Biomarkers. Samuel J. Klempner, MD is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  His clinical and research focus is gastroesophageal cancers and novel therapies.  He works in a multidisciplinary team to optimize and individualize treatment using molecular characterization across all stages of stomach and esophageal cancers.  Dr. Klempner conducts clinical…

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8th Annual Stomach Cancer Advocacy Day

Join fellow survivors, patients, caregivers, friends, and others as we urge legislators to support finding a cure for stomach cancer. Financial scholarships are still available.  The deadline for scholarship is December 12th, so apply today!! The deadline for all other registrants is January 10, 2020.** **All scholarships will be reviewed and decided upon based on the criteria set forth by the Advocacy Day Chairs, Committee and DDF Staff. Scholarship decisions will be based on receipt of financial assistance from a…

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DDF December 2019 Holiday Open House

This year, we’re giving back to kids who aren’t as fortunate this holiday season. Stop by for our very first toy giveaway at our final Open House of 2019 on Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Toys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Location: 2 S University Drive, Suite 326, Plantation, FL 33324 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm We invite anyone interested in learning more about what…

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Precision Medicine Webinar

Join Dr. Craig Lockhart and the Debbie’s Dream staff on Friday, December 6, 2019, for our last webinar of the year. The webinar will be hosted from 12p.m.-1 p.m. EST. Dr. Lockhart will be discussing “Precision Medicine,” the medical model of how to customize healthcare with medical decisions, treatments, and practices that are tailored to the individual patient. Attendance is via live webcast. Archives of all webcasts are posted on our website year-round along with question and answer sessions with…

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Kendra Gives Back – Kendra Scott Shopping Event

Shop for good this holiday season with Kendra Scott! On Saturday, November 23, 2019 shop Kendra Scott’s 2019 Winter collection during the “Kendra Gives Back” charity event and 20% of the proceeds will benefit Debbie’s Dream Foundation! Can’t make it to the store? Simply browse what you’d like to order online and call (561) 430-2520 to place an order over the phone and receive FREE standard shipping. We look forward to you joining us!

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Charmed By Charity Event – Alex and Ani – Pembroke Lakes Mall

Join Debbie’s Dream Foundation at Alex and Ani at Pembroke Lakes Mall for a “Charmed By Charity” event benefitting DDF! 15% of all Alex and Ani sales will be donated to Debbie’s Dream Foundation when you shop in the store on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. We hope to see you there! Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Alex and Ani at Pembroke Lakes Mall          …

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DDF 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest

DDF is holding its 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest for students in three categories – high school, middle school, and elementary school. One winner will be chosen from each category to receive a scholarship. Submissions will be reviewed and scored by celebrity judges. Submissions Begin: September 9, 2019 Submissions Deadline: November 15, 2019 High School Essay Winner – $700 Middle School Essay Winner – $200 Elementary School Essay Winner – $100 ***Please download the files below to enter.*** Download the Essay Contest Flyer…

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