May 6, 2012

BIG NEWS: Formation of the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer (AFFPC)

The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation and Dr. A. James Moser are pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer( AFFPC), a grass-roots organization of foundations and families across the country that will unify to make strides toward beating pancreatic cancer. All organizations in the alliance maintain their autonomy, while sharing resources and ideas with the larger group. All those that have been affected by pancreatic cancer and want to fight to see a cure, whether official organizations or families, are welcome to join us in our fight. CONTINUE READING

3rd Annual Griff’s Run and Gun is on the Horizon

This year’s Run and Gun weekend begins Friday, July 27th with the dinner and silent auction. The keynote speaker is Jeff Bower, 1979 graduate of HAHS and the former NBA General Manager and Coach of the New Orleans Hornets. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, and Sunday is the first ever Greg Griffith Memorial Golf outing at Sinking Valley. More detailed info on the weekend will follow. CONTINUE READING

April 25, 2012

Video from Griff’s 3rd Annual Sideline PC Dinner

Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner 2012


April 23, 2012

Godwinks: A Story of Faith, Family, Community and Love

 By Jennifer LoConte

They are defined as those moments when you realize there is something at work greater than you.  Some might compare a Godwink to a sheer coincidence, but to Greg Griffith and his family, coincidences like theirs are more than chance happenings.  CONTINUE READING

March 24, 2012

Movie and a Mission

Pictures from Movie and a Mission 2012


March 14, 2012

“Griffith Family Foundation Fighting Cancer” from the Altoona Mirror

The following article, written by Walt Frank, ran in the Altoona Mirror on the Sunday, March 11, 2011:

Pancreatic cancer is a tough opponent.

A local organization, the Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation, is spearheading fundraising efforts against the disease that took Greg’s life Aug. 26 at the age of 50 after a 19-month battle.

February 29, 2012

Kiera Chirdon, 11-Year-Old Living Courageously with Cancer

Greg Griffith and Kiera Chirdon’s paths were intertwined, and they seem to have been put on this earth for the same purpose.

They both were diagnosed with stage four cancer in the winter of 2010, attended Father William Kiel’s healing services together in Indiana PA, and share the same confidence that the Lord can and does heal.

February 20, 2012

Video of Pulsating Sun from Medjugorje

This video was filmed by 11-year-old Kiera Chirdon in Medjugorje, Bosnia in January 2012.

Notice the sun is purple and pulsates, as if it were God and Greg were sending us a message from heaven!


February 6, 2012

New Book That Will Benefit the Foundation

Does Heaven Have A Post Office? Letters To My Dearly Departed Mother was released today, and $1 from each copy sold will go to the foundation to help us FUND a cure. We’re very grateful to author Deneene Collins for her generosity!

The book also contains the article “Godwinks: A Story of Faith, Family, Community and Love” by Jen LoConte, which tells Greg Griffith’s story.

The book is described below:

Does Heaven Have A Post Office? Letters To My Dearly Departed Mother is a book that has been scripted to help people deal with the loss of a loved one. CONTINUE READING

January 29, 2012

Amanda Ottaway and Her Poem “Godwinks” Featured in Champion Magazine and on

Amanda and her family have been highly involved with the foundation from the very beginning. In fact, without her influence, Griff’s Run and Gun, and also the foundation itself may not even exist! (see the About page on this site)

So we’re thrilled to see her talent getting the recognition it deserves! Amanda is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and is now a senior at Davidson College. In addition to being a talented basketball player, she is also a talented poet, writing and performing “slam poetry”.