FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for stomach cancer, hosted its 2nd Annual Dream BIG Luncheon on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida. With more than 270 registered guests, the event raised over $63,000 to fund research and benefit stomach cancer patients around the world. The money raised at the Luncheon will help Debbie's Dream Foundation achieve its mission of funding research. Since 2013, DDF has allocated $650,000 in grant funding.
The luncheon featured a silent auction and seated lunch in honor of DDF President and Founder Debbie Zelman's 49th birthday. Auction items included priceless experiences, jewelry, fine dining, vacations, and travel. Local 10 News WPLG reporter Shyann Malone was Mistress of Ceremonies, and Linda Gendler and Sabrina Kurzman were the Co-Chairs for the second year in a row.
"I am so grateful for the amazing turnout at the 2nd Annual Dream BIG Luncheon, to those who helped celebrate my birthday and are also dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer," said Debbie Zelman, President and Founder of DDF. "Every birthday I get to spend with my loved ones is a blessing, and every day that I defy the odds means that I can celebrate another milestone with my family."
About Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) 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. Debbie's Dream Foundation seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after she was diagnosed with stage IV incurable stomach cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. DDF now has a Medical Advisory Board of world renowned doctors and chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany. Considered a "Super Survivor," Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy eight and a half years later and is thrilled to be able to watch her three children grow up. To learn more about DDF, please visit us at www.DebbiesDream.org.
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