Kubiliun Supports Debbie’s Dream Foundation’s Effort to Have Stomach Cancer Funding Included in the Defense Appropriations Act
MIAMI, Fla. – February 11, 2016 – David Kubiliun, Chairman of Greenspoon Marder’s Criminal Law group, recently participated in the Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) 4 th Annual Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. Kubiliun joined advocates from all over the country who met 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 presented the latest statistics and facts and shared details of their own journey and experiences. 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). Kubiliun, who has participated in the Capitol Hill advocacy event for the past three years, serves on the board of the Debbie’s Dream Foundation and is co-chair of the annual Gala.
“My involvement with Debbie’s dream is something that I’m very proud of,” said Kubiliun. “The work we are doing and the strides we are making to change the way stomach cancer is being treated in this country is remarkable. Cancer treatment reform is personal to me, so my travel to Washington represents my passion for reform,” he continued.
Kubiliun is known for his work involving complex, high-profile cases, including one of the largest cases prosecuted in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He was recently honored for his civic accomplishments when United States Congressional Representative Frederica Wilson recognized him for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community in 2015. He devotes time to many community and charitable causes and served as a member of President Barack Obama’s National Latino Leadership Council.
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 later, Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy and is thrilled to be able to watch her three children grow up.
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