Griffith Family Foundation
Nonprofit of the Month
Address: Griffith Family Foundation, P.0. Box 28,
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Years in existence: Started and founded in 2010
Total # of employees: Six total; one part-time office administrator; and five non-paid student interns. Numerous volunteers also help.
Populations served: The global pancreatic cancer community
Areas of focus: Funding a cure for pancreatic cancer, offering hope for those in need, connecting patients, families and communities, raising awareness of the necessity for a new direction of innovative research and treatment plans
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Our trademarked “I CAN” Sideline Cancer youth initiative is the only youth initiative in the world that engages students to use their entrepreneurial and philanthropic ideas to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer. From 2010-18, The Griffith Family Foundation donated $290,000 to Project Survival, the research effort of Dr. A. James Moser of Harvard Medical School. Events held include: the annual Griff’s SidelinePC Dinner, the annual ICAN Sideline Cancer golf tournament, the televised ESPN basketball tournament, Fund a Cure night at the Altoona Curve and PSU/Altoona pancreatic cancer symposiums. More than 12,000 Sideline Cancer T-shirts have been sold at schools and universities.
Cathy Griffith is vice chairwoman of The Digestive Disease National Coalition in Washington, D.C., and is a member of The American Society of Clinical Oncology and The American Association of Cancer Researchers, Research Action Network. She participates yearly in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and is a committee member of The Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund and Chamber of Commerce.
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