2015 Griff’s Run and Gun to Sideline Cancer® Weekend

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The 6th Annual Griff’s Run and Gun for a Cure Weekend July 24 – 25

Please join us once again for this exciting annual event — we’re looking forward to a fun weekend of dinner, basketball, and more, all while raising money for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Details for the weekend events are below.


Griff’s Run and Gun Dinner and Silent Auction  Friday July 24, 2015


Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM (appetizers will be served), Dinner at 7:15 PM, Auction and Program 8:15-9:30.

Place: The Casino at Lakemont, 300 Lakemont Park Boulevard  Altoona, PA 16602

Price: $30 per ticket

Dr. MoserWe are pleased to announce that Dr. A. James Moser, Executive Director of the Institute of Hepatobiliaryand Pancreatic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center will be attending for the 6th year in a row.





Dr. Anirban Maitra

Finally, Dr. Anirban Maitra, M.B.B.S., will be our special guest speaker at the Casino. Dr. Maitra is the mentor of Jack Andraka and is the only medical professional out of 200 that opened his laboratory to Jack, 2012 Intel Science and Engineer Fair winner. Dr. Maitra was formerly of John Hopkins and is now co-director and scientific director of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting Cathy Griffith at (814) 937-1082.

Also contact Cathy if you have special dietary needs.


Silent auction item donations are welcome and appreciated. Contact Cathy Griffith at gwgriffith9939@msn.com or (814) 937-1082. If convenient, items can be dropped off at The Griffith Family Foundation — 309 Allegheny Street, Suite 5 (Birdcage Walk beside Dutch Hill Chocolates)


Griff’s Run and Gun 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – Saturday July 25, 2015


Time: Check-in 9:00 AM, Games begin at 10:00 AM

Place: The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, 1111 Hewit Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Price: $60 per team

Get a team together and join us for a day of hoops, fun and food!

The YMCA will graciously host this event once again and the event has been expertly organized each year by brothers Tyke and Josh Steiner.

For more information, contact Cathy Griffith at gwgriffith9939@msn.com or (814) 937-1082.



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In June 2014, Cathy was selected to attend the Research Advocacy Network Advocate Institute focus group on research. This was held in Chicago, Illinois.











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Pictured far left is Elda Railey, Director of Research Advocate Network.  Next is pictured is Cathy.












Pictured, second from right is Dr. Clifford Hudis, President of ASCO.  Cathy is pictured fourth from the right.  

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional association related to cancer research. The AACR focuses on all aspects of cancer research, including basic, clinical, and translational research in the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Founded in 1907 by eleven physicians and scientists, the organization now has more than 34,000 members in over 90 countries.

In December, 2013, Cathy was selected to attend the Scientist/Survivor Scholarship program at the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the medically underserved in Atlanta, Georgia. Cathy humbly accepted this invitation that was held through the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR).










AACR Cancer Advocate Scholarship Recipients.  In front center is Karen Russell Mills, Administrator Manager of AACR









Pictured left to right is Dr. John Carpten, TGEN, Chairperson of AACR, next is Cathy Griffith, then Dr. Bodour Salhia of TGEN











Pictured is Cathy Griffith next to Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society

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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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