July 28, 2019

2019 Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner Promotion

This year, The Griffith Family Foundation’s 10th Annual Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner will be featuring new and familiar special guest speakers!

Tom Whitehead is the Co-Founder of the Emily Whitehead Foundation.  Emily’s life was saved using a revolutionary new cancer treatment called T-Cell Therapy. In 2012, she was the first child in the world to have her immune cells trained to fight cancer. Today, she is six years cancer free. The mission of their foundation continues to be to Activate the Cure for childhood cancer by raising awareness and funding for innovative childhood cancer treatments that are less toxic and more targeted, such as immunotherapy, and to support families fighting childhood cancer.

Dr. A. James Moser, Professor of Surgery at Harvard University and Executive Co-Director of the Institute of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be attending this year for the 10th year in a row! He will be sharing an update on Project Survival.


In the memory and honor of Kiera Chirdon’s dedication to the Sideline Cancer campaign and her courageous battle with cancer, the Griffith Family Foundation is proud to present for the third year in a row, The Kiera Courage Award. This award is given out annually to a student that exemplifies Kiera’s faith, hope, and love.

10th Annual Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner

Time: Friday, August 9th, doors open at 5:30 PM (appetizers will be served), Dinner at 7:15 PM

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

Price: $30 per ticket

Tickets for this event can be purchased online (click here!) or by contacting Cathy Griffith at

(814) 937-1082.

(Also contact Cathy if you have special dietary needs.)

To become a sponsor for this event, please submit this form:

10th Annual Griff’s Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner Sponsorship Form


To donate to our Silent Auction, please submit this form:

Silent Auction Form

We would like to extend a very special “Thank you!” to everyone who signed up as a sponsor last year.

You play an incredibly important role in helping to make these events the great success that they are. We hope you will consider continuing to support this event and our work this year.

2017 Dinner Booklet

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