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”.


January 26, 2012

Hollidaysburg Area High School “Biggest Loser” Winners Donate to the Foundation

Each year the staff of Hollidaysburg Area High School holds a “Biggest Loser” competition, and the winners typically donate their winnings to a charity of their choice. We’re extremely grateful that his year’s winners chose The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation!


January 5, 2012

New “Greg Griffith Membership” for kids at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

The following article appeared on

“The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA is celebrating the Allegheny Street Bridge project was created in 2009 to offer qualifying teens a free membership. Sponsored by funds from an anonymous donor and a grant from the United Way of Blair County.


December 14, 2011

Griff’s Run and Gun 2010 Video

Griff’s Run and Gun 2010