PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is hosting its 4th Annual Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. on February 10 – 11, 2016. While in D.C., advocates from all over the country will meet with members of the Senate and House of Representatives to express concerns over the lack of federal funding being directed toward stomach cancer research. Advocates will present the latest statistics and facts and also relay their own journey and experience.
DDF is looking for advocates from all over the United States to attend, raise their voice, and support stomach cancer research. Every voice matters in this fight, including those of survivors, patients, caregivers, family members, supporters, healthcare professionals, and researchers. Previous DDF advocate efforts have led to stomach cancer being included among those cancers eligible for funding under the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). DDF is working hard to keep stomach cancer on the list of cancers eligible for research funding under the PRCRP and that more resources are allocated toward studying this underfunded cancer through the National Cancer Institute. To join DDF on Capitol Hill, please visit http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/advocacy-day.
About Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
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. Zelman immediately began to educate herself about this disease and to seek the best available care. When she responded favorably to her treatment, Debbie founded DDF which now has chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany and a Medical Advisory Board of renowned doctors from across the country and internationally. Now, almost eight years later, Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy and is thrilled to be able to watch her three children grow up.
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to internationally raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support to patients, families, and caregivers. Debbie's Dream Foundation seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/debbies-dream-foundation-hosts-4th-annual-stomach-cancer-capitol-hill-advocacy-day-300214683.html
SOURCE Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer