FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for stomach cancer, is proud to offer the Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) which provides stomach cancer patients, families, and caregivers with free information and support services. Upon PREP registration, the inquirer and/or patient are matched with a PREP Mentor using disease specific criteria. Mentors are stomach cancer survivors or caregivers who can offer advice, tips, and support.
Since the program's inception in 2010, PREP has provided services to over 450 patients, their caregivers, and family members. DDF offers its services in more than 35 states and 20 countries including China, Greece, India, Morocco, and Trinidad. To date over 200 of the new registrants are diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer and are generally referred to PREP by family members and/or caregivers as well as their doctors and hospitals.
"I started volunteering with Debbie's Dream Foundation in 2012 as a PREP Mentor and Maryland Chapter Founder. I am so excited to see that so many others have joined this incredible experience to help stomach cancer patients, families, and caregivers in a time when they need it the most," said Gae Rogers. "As a stomach cancer survivor, I understand the difficulties that others are facing, I find it highly rewarding to share my journey and experience with them."
Among many other sponsors, EMD Serono has partnered with DDF as a Sapphire Sponsor for the PREP Program. If you or someone you know would like to join DDF's FREE Patient Resource Education Program, visit http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/patient-resource-education-program-prep.
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 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany and a Medical Advisory Board of world renowned doctors. 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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