FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2018 – Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is excited to announce its 3rd annual South Florida Dream Fore a Cure Golf Tournament taking place on Nov 15, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The tournament, which will begin at 1 p.m. following lunch and registration, is part of DDF’s campaign to raise awareness and funds for stomach cancer research.
Participants will be able to enter various competitions including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team score, Closest to the Pin, the Longest Drive, Longest Drive with a Pro, as well as a raffle drawing featuring dining and entertainment certificates. A silent auction for sports memorabilia and travel experiences will also take place, followed by an awards ceremony and dinner. Co-Chairs Jonathan Perrillo and Michael Loudis lead this year’s tournament along with committee members AJ Bose, Michael Brin, Michael Ehren, Esq, David Fried, John Griffin, Tyler Moore, John Nash, and Jamie Zambrana.
“As one of the founders of this tournament, it’s inspiring to witness it grow every year,” said Perrillo. “This year’s tournament is a significant one for me because we are here to reinforce the dream of our late founder Debbie Zelman.” Loudis added, “We greatly appreciate the dedication of DDF staff, sponsors and participants because they allow us to be able to make a significant difference in funding for stomach cancer research.”
The cost for an individual player is $200 and $700 for a foursome. Tournament registration opens at noon and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental, lunch, and dinner. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, place an ad/tribute in the event program book, join the committee, or for more information, please contact [email protected] or call (954) 475-1200.
DDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about gastric 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.
DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after she was diagnosed with stage IV incurable gastric cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. Debbie is considered a pioneer by many for bringing awareness to the plight of stomach cancer patients worldwide and the lack of federal funding for stomach cancer research. She achieved all of this while receiving hundreds of rounds of chemotherapy, in addition to daily oral treatments. Debbie passed away on December 23, 2017 at the age of 50, almost a decade later. As a result of her leadership, DDF now has a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, comprised of world-renowned physicians, and chapters throughout the United States and in Canada and Germany. DDF strives to continue Debbie’s mission and make her dream come true. To learn more about DDF, please visit www.DebbiesDream.org.