The foundation was the idea of siblings Amanda and Luke Ottaway. Amanda is a senior at Davidson College and is a member of the girl’s basketball team. Luke is a junior at Davidson College and a close friend of Jamie Griffith. On Easter Weekend 2010 they came to Greg and Cathy’s home and presented the idea of having a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research.
Their Spirit-driven concern led to the idea taking on a life of its own, and a committee was formed to spearhead the first Griff’s Run and Gun for a Cure. That first year, $30,000 was raised for pancreatic cancer through the efforts of many in the local community. The success of the event soon led to the founding of the foundation.
The foundation was founded by Cathy Griffith and her two sons Jordan and Jamie.