Past Events

9th Annual Dream Makers Gala

The 9th anniversary of Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer was celebrated at our 9th Annual Dream Makers Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood Florida. We had over 515 registered attendees and raised more than $300,000. The event started with a cocktail hour and an amazing silent auction, which was then followed by a mouth-watering dinner, dancing, live auction, awards, entertainment, and dessert. Lisa Petrillo, Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for WFOR, CBS4…

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8th Annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webcast

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is hosted its 8th Annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium for in person attendees and via live webcast. More than 500 patients, families, caregivers, the general public, and health care professionals attended for FREE via in person or webcast. Speakers included Mihir Naik, DO; Ana Botero, MD; Kfir Ben-David, MD; Omar Rashid, MD, JD; Daniel Catenacci, MD; Craig Lockhart, MD; Tim Nguyen, MD; David Ilson, MD, PhD; Antonio Ucar, MD; Michael Cusnir, MD; Matthew Soff,…

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6th Annual DDF Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

32 advocates from 15 different states attended our 6th Annual Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. Advocates attended over 100 meetings on the hill to fight for stomach cancer research funding. They urged legislators to support the fight for a cure and informed them how important it is for stomach cancer to again be included in the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) each year. DDF honored Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Sherrod Brown for…

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Fort Lauderdale Marathon and Half Marathon

DDF’s Dream Team ran in the 2018 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale. Event Co-Chairs Claudia Cusnir and Blake Starr and their committee led the team of 42 runners in an effort to raise awareness and research funding for stomach cancer. As a result, the Dream Team was able to secure $16,700 to help advance the mission. Prior to the run, the committee held a Kick-Off Party on Friday, February 16,…

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9th Annual Fort Lauderdale Night of Laughter

Debbie’s Dream Foundation hosted its 9th Annual Night of Laughter at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. A sold out crowd of over 400 attendees laughed together to raise more than $73,000 for stomach cancer research! Guests enjoyed fabulous raffles, a dinner buffet, delicious drinks sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a hilarious comedy show starring stand-up comedians Flip Schultz and Allison Weber. Thank you to our sponsors, including our National Title Sponsor Lilly Oncology and Laugh Out Loud Sponsors…

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. L.A. Clippers

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer’s Ohio Chapter hosted its annual DDF Night on Friday, November 17, 2017 during the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers game at the Quicken Loans Arena. Chapter leaders Paul and Angela Bosela, and Sheila Gambaccini welcomed DDF supporters for the 3rd year in a row in recognition of November’s designation as Curing Stomach Cancer.

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Stomach Cancer Webinar Series: Hospice 101

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is hosting monthly webinars to include an overview of information important to stomach cancer patients, caregivers, and family members including a question and answer session at the conclusion of the presentation. Webinars will cover topics such as genomics, targeted treatments, financial resources, radiation techniques, NCCN Patient Guidelines, caregiver’s issues and resources, and more! Attendance is via live webcast. Archives of the webcasts will be posted on our website year round along with question and…

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Shopping Fundraiser at Footprints Boutique

Footprints Boutique in Plantation hosted a shopping fundraiser for Debbie’s Dream in honor of Curing Stomach Cancer Month. The evening included delicious food, amazing raffles, and lots of shopping! Thank you to Footprints for donating a portion of their sales proceeds to DDF.

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University of Utah’s Pre-PASO Stomach Cancer Fundraiser

University of Utah’s Pre-PA Student Organization hosted a fundraising event on November 13 in honor of Curing Stomach Cancer Month. The event helped spread awareness to hundreds of people in the Salt Lake City community and raised $1,000 for stomach cancer research.

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3rd Annual New York Night of Laughter

The New York chapter of Debbie’s Dream Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual New York Night of Laughter at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. A crowd of almost 250 guests enjoyed an evening of amazing raffles, delicious drinks, and hilarious comedy. The event featured entertainment by co-anchors of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” Colin Jost and Michael Che, Saturday Night Live writer Julio Torres, as well as comedian and actress Marion Grodin. The evening was a huge success…

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