Foundation to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day

On Thursday, the Griffith Family Foundation is participating in World Pancreatic Cancer Day to generate awareness and understanding among the public, medical community and government.

The foundation has donated from 2010 to date more than $260,000 to the research efforts of Dr. A. James Moser, co-director of the Pancreas and Liver Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

One of more encouraging developments of Dr. Moser’s research and partnerships is with Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions through data-driven biological research. This particular partnership has led to an initiative called “Project Survival.”

To celebrate World Pancreatic Cancer Day, the Fulchiero Family will be traveling on behalf of The Griffith Family Foundation to The Pancreas and Liver Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to present a check for $30,000 from the foundation’s summer fundraising activities for Dr. Moser’s research team and partners.

In addition to getting to interact with those involved with Project Survival, The Griffith Family Foundation and the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, along with Rep. Bill Shuster, will have a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building for the World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Sideline Cancer interns will be joining Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto for a collaborative Pancreatic Cancer photo opportunity to raise awareness for November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Also Mayor Peduto’s office plans to Light Up Purple The Pittsburgh City-County Building from Nov. 20 through 24.

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