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President, DLH Foundation
San Diego CA

In 2007, my sister Deana Hamilton Hughes passed away at 39 years old from signet ring cell gastroesophageal cancer. Following her death, I went to the doctor and had an endoscopy to make sure he didn’t see anything similar to my sister’s cancer inside my GI tract. Once I got the “no issues” message from my doctor, I never thought about it again.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create a community to support families affected by the CDH1 gene mutation and HDGC (Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer)

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Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival

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Thank you for attending the 2019 Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival. Enjoy the photos from the event.

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CSUSM Senior Experience

2017 CSUSM Senior Experience Team with Mr. Burnham

The DLH Foundation is a proud sponsor of the CSUSM Senior Experience.

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Symptoms and Awareness


Hoarseness, Chronic Cough, Throat-Clearing, Post Nasal Drip, Sore or Burning Throat, Difficulty Swallowing, Shortness of Breath, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Tooth Decay, Bad Breath, Asthma, COPD

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    The DLH Foundation has Tax-Exempt Status as a Private Operating Foundation described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 4942(j)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, making contributions tax-deductible for federal tax purposes. Federal Tax ID No. 26-4540063