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Christina's Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser

Major Jason E. George VFW 12114 invites you to attend our ten year anniversary and Christina’s Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser on Saturday, October 23, at the veterans Memorial Building, 125 E. F Street, Tehachapi.

Ten years ago, in the month of October, Major Jason E. George VFW 12114 was instituted to honor a fallen hero of our community. Major George graduated from Tehachapi High School with honors, and was second in his class at West Point Military Academy. He gave all during his second tour of duty in Iraq in 2009 and is the first veteran to be interned at Bakersfield National Cemetery. His mother presented to our VFW his West Point ceremonial sword, which will be available for viewing on the evening of October 23.

Our pancreatic cancer fundraiser has raised and donated over $120,000 in a six-year period. Due to an article published in the VFW magazine, we are now receiving donations from people in other states across the nation. The growing success of the fundraiser is due to the generosity of the citizens and the businesses of our community. 100 percent of all funds raised will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pan Can) which continues to receive a rating of 4 stars out of 4 from Charity Navigator.

On the evening of October 23, the doors will open at 5 p.m. to start the silent auction and purchase tickets for the cash prizes of $600, $300 and $100. A lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Pat or Alex at (661) 822-6722. Be a hero to wage hope for a cure and make your plans to attend.

News flash, there has been a major breakthrough. Trials are currently being conducted for a blood test that will be able to detect pancreatic cancer. This could lead to early detection and treatment to increase the survival rate.