Importance of Research for Pancreatic Disease

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Importance of Research for Pancreatic Disease

Research is the key to more effective, less-invasive treatments for pancreatic cancer. The generosity of the Griffith Family Foundation grows more important by the day as traditional funding sources like government agencies, pharmaceutical Companies, and device manufacturers become less available.

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The 5th Annual Run-n-Gun For a Cure Event

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The 5th Annual Run-n-Gun For a Cure Event

$35,517.83 Raised!!  We want to thank Dr. A. James Moser and the AFFPC board members for attending the 5th annual Griff’s Run & Gun weekend. Cathy presented the AFFPC with a $60,000 check to fund Dr. Moser’s pancreatic AFFPC research. Info regarding Dr. Moser’s research was distributed to the audience. Info regarding his research can be found at affpc.org.

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Sideline Cancer Site Launch

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Sideline Cancer Site Launch

We are extremely excited to announce the brand new Sideline Cancer® website. The concept started with a group of seniors at the Hollidaysburg High School in 2012. It started out as Tackle Cancer, which surrounded a football game night and T-shirt sale campaign. At the Penn State Pancreatic Symposium in 2012, the Griffith Family Foundation was introduced to Jack Andraka, who is the 2012 Intel Science and Engineering Fair Winner, Amateur Cancer Researcher, Education Activist, Medical Entrepreneur, and an Innovator. He suggested a name that would reflect all school activities and participation. The name Sideline Cancer® was then birthed due to his suggestion and a collaborative effort from the Griffith Family Foundation and students.

The name Sideline Cancer® has been trademarked through the Griffith Family Foundation. Sideline Cancer® events can be hosted by any school, office, or company, with all proceeds going to the Griffith Family Foundation and pancreatic research.

If you are interested in hosting a Sideline Cancer® campaign, please contact Cathy Griffith at gwgriffith9939@msn.com

Together WE CAN #SidelineCancer®

 

Visit the Site!

 

 

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Fund a Cure Night for Pancreatic Cancer

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“FUND A CURE” FOR PANCREATIC CANCER AT THE CURVE

Sports fans will not want to miss “Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer” at the Altoona Curve on August 22. The Greg and Cathy Griffith Foundation, along with sponsors the Alto-Reste Park Cemetery and The Good Funeral Home, will host a sports memorabilia Silent Auction during the game on August 22th. A great selection of Altoona Curve, Pittsburgh Pirate and Pittsburgh Steeler collectibles will be on hand for fans to enjoy, with proceeds from the auction to fund pancreatic cancer research. Attendees are invited to wear purple to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer. “We look forward to this end of the summer event! With the help of the Altoona Curve and our sponsors, we can FUND a cure for pancreatic cancer,” stated Cathy Griffith, Foundation representative. Families will enjoy the post-game fireworks compliments of the Alto-Reste Park Cemetery and The Good Funeral Home. Tickets are available at the Altoona Curve box office at 943-5400. Game time is 7:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

A few of the wonderful items available for auction will include:

  • Willie Stargell Pirates autographed baseball bat
  • Beaver Stadium “White Out” at 2013 PSU/Michigan game
  • Hines Ward Autographed Steelers Jersey
  • Franco Harris “Immaculate Reception” framed print

 

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