The Altoona Mirror on 4th Annual Griff’s Run and Gun


The Greg and Cathy Griffith Foundation held their fourth annual event on July 26, 27 and 28, which included a dinner and silent auction with a performance from Erin Willett of NBC’s The Voice, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and a golf tournament.

Here’s what the local newspaper, The Altoona Mirror, had to say about the event:

Friday night’s community awareness dinner features three prestigious speakers: Dr. A. James Moser, executive director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Institute of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in Boston; Dr. Michael Barry, director of pastoral care from the Cancer Treatment Center of America the Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia; and Erin Willett, season two semi-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and an Ambassador of Hope for the Pancreatic Action Network.

The Griffith Family Foundation fundraising dollars benefits the research project of Dr. Moser and the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer, a support group founded by Moser.

Moser is a well-known name in the world of pancreatic cancer research. He and his partner, Dr. Herbert Zeh, treated professor Randy Pausch, famous for “The Last Lecture” before his death in 2008. He worked with hospitals across the nation, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, before moving to Beth Israel Deaconess, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. Moser is currently working to open up a multidisciplinary pancreatic surgery center at the hospital.

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