Tag Archives: In the News

June 12, 2015

Sideline Cancer Basketball team to play in “TBT”

The Sideline Cancer basketball team has earned a bid to play in the 2nd “The Basketball Tournament”. The 97 team tournament is single elimination and the winning team will win a $1,000,000 prize.


April 6, 2015

Sideline Cancer T-shirt: As Seen on TV!

Penn State Altoona Senior Joel Redfoot, who is a Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate, was selected to the “Good Works” team for his involvement in community organizations.


July 19, 2013

Cathy talks about Run and Gun on Central PA Live

On July 17th Cathy appeared on WTAJ’s Central PA Live to talk about Erin Willett, finalist on NBC’s The Voice, and her upcoming appearance at the Run and Gun. Cathy also talks about the rest of the weekend’s events. CONTINUE READING

April 17, 2013

Lou Davies Pancreatic Cancer Walk

May 19, 2013 at Mansion Park, Altoona, PA (view map)

Registration begins at noon, and the walk will wrap up around 3 PM.
The registration fee is $30 per person. Children under 12 are free! CONTINUE READING

June 22, 2012

Jack Andraka in the News

Last night World News with Diane Sawyer ran a segment on Jack Andraka, the 15-year-old whose work with cancer early-detection is likely to revolutionize testing for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. CONTINUE READING

May 31, 2012

The Foundation Represented on the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA’s “One by One”

Cathy Griffith and Booker Moore recently appeared, along with Dennis Zink, on the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA’s “One By One” show on public access. They discussed, among other things, Greg Griffith, pancreatic cancer, the foundation’s mission, and how to have an impact on the community.


May 22, 2012

11-year-old Kiera Chirdon Recieves Award on Behalf of Greg Griffith

The Altoona Area Christian Coalition presented an award to Greg Griffith, and it was received by his wife Cathy as well as 11-year old Kiera Chridon. CONTINUE READING

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

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 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