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DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/10/2014: DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC

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AKA  Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Davie, FL
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DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/10/2014: DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: DEBBIES DREAM FOUNDATION INC

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Also Known As: Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Physical Address: Davie, FL 33324 
EIN: 90-0470243
Web URL: www.DebbiesDream.org 
Blog URL: debbiesdream.org/portal/web/guest/blog 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G30 Cancer
H Medical Research
H30 Cancer Research
Year Founded: 2009 
Ruling Year: 2009 


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Mission Statement

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.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2010

Total Revenue $235,822
Total Expenses $80,225

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Debbie Zelman

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Programs

Program: Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Cancer
Population Served:
Adults
None
None

Program Description:

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer offers many stomach, esophageal and GE junction cancer support services through our Patient Resource Education Program (PREP). Upon receiving a diagnosis, patients, families and caregivers complete the Resource Inquiry Form to register and then be connected to a live person who can answer their questions to help understand the diagnosis, staging, treatment options, clinical trials, side effect management, research, and management of the disease and connect them with the world's leading stomach cancer doctors to receive the best care available. PREP also connects patients, families and caregivers to each other based upon similarities in disease stage, age, gender, and other factors. You can share your stories, questions, tips, advice and concerns with each other and you will not be alone in your fight.

Program Long-Term Success:

Curing Stomach Cancer

Program Short-Term Success:

Supporting and educating patients, caregivers, families and anyone else who is interested in learning more about stomach, esophageal, and GE junction cancer.

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Program: Stomach Cancer Education Symposium (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Cancer
Population Served:
Adults
General Public/Unspecified
None

Program Description:

Annual free educational symposium for patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals which features world renowned stomach cancer experts. There are lectures and extensive question and answer periods as well as a Survivor Panel.

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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) helps patients, families and caregivers all over the world to navigate the murky waters of a stomach cancer diagnosis. DDF offers many stomach cancer support services through our free Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) and assigns each inquirer to a Mentor who can help navigate through the harsh reality of a cancer diagnosis. DDF also offers free stomach cancer education throughout the year from the world's leading experts which cannot be obtained anywhere else. The DDF website offers information about every facet of a cancer diagnosis which helps patients and their loved ones consolidate the places where they need to look for information. Hundreds of people have been helped by DDF's PREP program allowing them to more quickly understand their diagnosis, learn about their treatment options and receive the best treatment currently available. DDF also directly funds stomach cancer research and is the only organization advocating for the increase in federal funding for stomach cancer research. Through its advocacy, DDF has been responsible for raising the profile of stomach cancer research to the National Cancer Institute and is currently advocating for research funding from the Department of Defense Peer Review Cancer Research Program. An increase in federal funding could result in an increase of millions of dollars in federal funding of stomach cancer research.
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