Griffith Foundation plans summer events

The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation is scheduled to host numerous summer events.

These events were inspired by Hollidaysburg resident Greg Griffith whose 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer ended Aug. 26, 2011.

Greg’s wife Cathy, their sons, family, friends, The Griffith Family Founda-tion Board, student Sideline Cancer interns and many volunteers continue to provide the leadership, teamwork and support to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.

Among this year’s events are:

n The eighth annual Griff’s Tee-Off for a Cure to Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Golf Tournament was held June 14 at the Scotch Valley Country Club.

n For the sixth consecutive year, the Griffith Family Foundation Sideline Cancer Basketball Team plans to participate in the ESPN-aired “The Basketball Tournament” in Wichita, Kan., throughout July.

To register to be a supporter of the Sideline Cancer TBT team, go to www.thetournament.com

/teams/sideline-cancer, and then follow them on Twitter @SidelineTBT, Instagram sidelinecancer

tbt and Facebook @sidelinecancerTBT.

n The 10th annual Griffith Sideline Cancer Dinner will be held Aug. 9 at The Casino at Lake-mont Park.

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the Griffith Family Founda-tion office on the Diamond in Hollidaysburg or on the foundation’s website. Cost per ticket is $30, and the doors will open at 5 p.m. for socializing and auction browsing. This year’s guest speaker will be Tom Whitehead, co-founder of the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Emily’s life was saved using a revolutionary new cancer treatment called

T-Cell Therapy. In 2012, she was the first child in the world to have her immune cells trained to fight cancer. Today, she is six years cancer-free.

n The ninth annual “Fund a Cure to Sideline Pancreatic Cancer” Night at the Altoona Curve will be held Aug. 17.

The evening is sponsored by Alto-Reste Park and The Good Funeral Home Inc.

The game against the Bowie Bay Sox begins at |6 p.m., and fans are encouraged to wear their Sideline Cancer T-shirts to the game.

From 2010 to 2018, through events like these, the Griffith Family Foundation has raised and donated $290,000 to the pancreatic cancer research efforts of Dr. A. James Moser of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

GFF’s I CAN Sideline Cancer Youth Initiative is the only pancreatic cancer campaign in the world that engages youth to use their entrepreneurial ideas through their trademarked I CAN Sideline Cancer T-shirt campaign to change the outcome of pancreatic cancer.

Follow the group on Facebook @sidelinecancer, Instagram sideline_cancer and Twitter @sideline