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Christina's Sixth Annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research


August 15, 2020

People have asked us why we are doing Christina’s Sixth Annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research in a year when there have been so many devastating issues facing our country. The answer is simple. Pancreatic Cancer has taken 45,750 lives in 2019 which is more than fatal auto accidents and is becoming the second highest death rate among all cancers. Many of us have had our lives touched by knowing someone with this disease.

Because 2020 has been so overwhelming to all of us, Major Jason E. George VFW 12114 has opted to downsize this year’s fundraiser. We are doing away with the dinner, silent auction and raffles. Our hope is to resume our fundraiser next year as we have had in the past.

Since Christina passed away in 2014, the survival rate went from 3 percent to 9.3 percent. This increase was due to the generosity of many people in making donations to help Wage Hope to find a cure.

The members of Major Jason E. George VFW are asking for monetary donations of up to $20, only if you are able to do so. As always, 100 percent will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) which, once again, received a four out of four star rating from Charity Navigator.

Please make your check payable to Major Jason E. George VFW and mail to: Pat and Alex Athans, 19312 Brite Valley Rd., Tehachapi, CA 93561. For more information, you may contact Pat or Alex at (661) 822-6722.

With love and blessings during this difficult time from the members of Major Jason E. George VFW.



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