Cathy Griffith was recently awarded a local Jefferson Award because of The Griffith Family Foundation and Sideline Cancer’s efforts to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer and to raise funding for pancreatic cancer research.
The Griffith Family Foundation’s 7th Annual Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner will be featuring two very special guest speakers. On Friday, July 29th, we will hear from Grace Vera Zetz (pictured on the right) and her daughter Josie (in the picture below).
Singer-songwriter, Erin Willett, will be attending our 7th Annual Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner and will perform her hit song ‘Out of The Darkness’ as well as our Sideline Cancer theme song: Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.”
During this years Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Advocacy Days, Sideline Cancer received some very public attention from two prominent pancreatic cancer advocates. Pamela Acosta Marquardt (left) and Grace Zetz (right) took a moment in their busy schedules to pose in front of our Nation’s Capital with a Sideline Cancer T-shirt to show their support for Sideline Cancer.
Several years ago, Jack Andraka became Sideline Cancer’s first official Ambassador. Jack is a 19-year-old Stanford student, who, at only 15, invented an inexpensive sensor that can be used as an early detection device for pancreatic and other cancers.
For the third summer in a row, the Sideline Cancer team is campaigning to play in The Basketball Tournament, or TBT, which is an open-application, 5-on-5 single-elimination, winner take-all basketball tournament.
From now until February 6th, “Sideline Cancer” t-shirts will be sold at the Adler Gym at the Penn State Altoona Campus. And we’d like to say, “Thank you” to the PSU/Altoona Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams for assisting us in the cause to Sideline Pancreatic Cancer.
The Griffith Family Foundation and board would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!
Most importantly, we would like to thank everyone who has continued to support our efforts. From 2010 through 2015, our Griffith Family Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 for the research efforts of Dr. A. James Moser of BIDMC/Harvard Medical School. It has been through your generous donations that we have been funding novel clinical trials for patients suffering from pancreatic cancer.