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Debi Reese

Debi Reese has enough love to fill a room. She loves the students she works with at IRSC; she loves her three dogs, three cats, good friends, decorating, making people happy, and holidays. She’s just one of those people who finds the good in everyone and makes everyone feel loved. But right now, Debi needs a little love from all of us. The widowed mother of two is battling leiomyosarcoma, an aggressive form cancer, and even though she’s incredibly brave, it’s a tough battle. The Van Duzer Foundation, along with Debi’s friends and family want to show the Port St. Lucie resident how much love one community can share. Whether you’ve had a chance to meet Debi or not, you’re invited to join the celebration to honor and uplift this local woman who generously shares so much of her time and gives so much of her humor and talent to help students, animals, and members of the community.

On Wednesday, August 22nd, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., come, Dine with Debi and order a late lunch or early dinner at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 South 35th Street, right across the street from IRSC’s Main Campus. It’s a Van Duzer Foundation event, so you know that one hundred percent of sales of food and beverage, as well as all staff salaries and tips that evening will benefit Debi Reese.

Formed four years ago, the all-volunteer Van Duzer Foundation has raised more than $650,000 and over 5,500 pints of blood to help individuals and families in St. Lucie County who are struggling with financial and personal hardship brought about by unforeseen crisis or tragedy. To learn more about Van Duzer Foundation, or to find out how you can help Debi Reese, please call Scott Van Duzer at (772) 528-3467, or please visit the organization’s web site at