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Christina's Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser

Major Jason E. George VFW 12114 will once again sponsor Christina’s Seventh Annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research for the year 2021.

Over the last six years, the generosity of the people and businesses of Tehachapi, the surrounding communities, and across our great country have raised and donated $118,135 to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan). It is impossible to find the words to express our gratitude for all that you have done to help find a cure for this horrible disease. We are deeply touched and thank you all.

This year we are remembering Vanessa, the daughter of Walt and Vickie Satalino, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in May of this year. Vanessa was a mother of two children and a special education teacher with a master’s degree in that field. She was thirty eight years old at the time of her passing from this dreadful disease. Her father Walt is a Vietnam Veteran. He and Vickie are feeling the pain and loss of their daughter as are so many others who have been touched by pancreatic cancer. Our prayers and thoughts are with them.

Since the virus restrictions are being lifted, the Kern County veterans Memorial Building is opening for use. Therefore, we are planning an event in October to culminate our Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser, and also to recognize the tenth anniversary of Major Jason E. George VFW. As plans are developed, further information will be forthcoming and published.

Christina’s parents have covered all of the expenses for all the fundraisers so that 100 percent of the contributions can be donated.

Please make your donation payable to Major Jason E. George VFW in any amount with which you feel comfortable regardless of how small. Your contribution may be tax deductible. For more information, please call (661) 822-6722. Mail your contribution to: Major Jason E. George VFW, 19312 Brite Valley Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561.