We are deeply grateful for the fundraisers that have benefited Pancreas Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins. These fundraisers have had real impact.

Grass Roots Fundraising

Several initiatives have been started by grateful patients and others to raise money for pancreas cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Foundations are listed below along with their most recent fundraising events.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event to benefit pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkins, please contact [email protected].

Kenzie Flynn

Kenzie's PC Awareness Walk

Apr 2022

High School Senior Kenzie Flynn organized and hosted a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk for her senior project this past month, April 9th 2022 in honor of her Aunt, Molly Flynn who is battling the ... Keep Reading >>

John Wetherell

Remembering John Wetherell

Oct 2020

On August 12, 2023, a group of John Wetherell’s friends gathered together for the 12th Annual REMEMBERING JOHN (W) Bike Ride, cycling more than 20 miles along the York Heritage Rail Trail to rememb... Keep Reading >>

Emma Shaw

Emma's Crafts for a Cure

Jan 2019

Emma Shaw is seven years old and lost her grandfather to pancreatic cancer in 2017. To honor his memory she started "Emma's Crafts for a Cure". Emma makes and sells jewelry at local events, specifi... Keep Reading >>

Yvonne Fannon

The Lady in Purple

Nov 2017

The children and husband of Yvonne Fannon honor her memory annually with an elegant representation of her beautiful spirit, great fashion sense and love of accessories at their local festival of tr... Keep Reading >>

Cheers4a Cure

Cheers for a Cure

Oct 2017

Join us for our inaugural Cheers for a Cure Wine Tasting event. Guests will be treated to a culinary feast prepared by Chef David Curotto on November 11, 2017 at Cress Creek Country Club in Napevil... Keep Reading >>

Alison Black

Alison Blake Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

Oct 2016

Alison Black is one year away from completing a marathon in all 50 states. What started as a fun goal has turned into a passionate effort to honor her Uncle Ronald Kiss of Rockville, MD and Seaside... Keep Reading >>

DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson Foundation

Dec 2015

Gayle and DeSean Jackson, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, held a press conference at the Washington Redskins' facility to make a public statement about National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month ... Keep Reading >>

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Sep 2014

The national organization of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors research through their Cancer Aid and Research Program. Having lost several family members to pancreatic c... Keep Reading >>

Andrew King

Andrew L. King, Sr. Walk for Knowledge

Apr 2014

Join the fight against pancreatic cancer by helping raise money for Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer Research Center. You can make your pledge directly to ... Keep Reading >>

Asia Funches and Sumril Robert Funches


Oct 2013

High school student Asia Funches organized a dance-a-thon (or, Pancre-thon) to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and to honor the memory of her father, Sumril Robert Funches.

The Pa... Keep Reading >>


Roger L. Kerns Benefit

Oct 2013

A fundraiser was held on November 30, 2013 at the Moose Lodge, in Berryville, VA. The fundraiser featured Washington Redskin Cheerleaders, Silent and Live Auction, Tips/pull tabs, Buffalo Wild Wing... Keep Reading >>

Pancan logo

PurpleLight by PanCAN

Oct 2013

PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope is a time to honor loved ones fighting pancreatic cancer and those who have lost the fight. Join us in creating awareness of pancreatic cancer and honoring those... Keep Reading >>


Golf Outing

Jun 2013

You are cordially invited to join us at our annual golf tournament to support the Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic at Johns Hopkins. Take some time off, you deserve it, and enjoy a day of f... Keep Reading >>

Dick Knox Cliff Minor

Dick Knox & Cliff Minor Classic

Aug 2012

Our fight against pancreatic cancer for the 2012 Dick Knox and Cliff Minor Classic was held on September 12-14, 2012. This event was held at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Georgia. We th... Keep Reading >>

Kline Capital Golf

Kline Capital Golf Tournament

May 2012

Thank you for coming out and supporting the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Multidiscplinary Cancer Clinic on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at the Waverly Woods Golf Club in Marriottsville, MD! We hoped you enjo... Keep Reading >>

George Rubis

Run For George

Oct 2011

8th Annual Run For George 5K Run/Walk
Sunday November 20th, 2011. There will be a huge silent auction, indoor games & prizes for kids, food, beverages, desert, FREE STARBUCKS, Deejay &... Keep Reading >>


Pancreatic Cancer Gala

Oct 2011

The 2nd Annual Pancreatic Cancer Gala hosted by Carley Bruntjen was held on November 19, 2011 from 6:15pm to midnight at the Lafayette Club, Wayzata, Minnesota. For any questions and comments, cont... Keep Reading >>

Joseph C Monastra

Joseph C. Monastra Foundation

Jun 2011

This will be the 10th annual Race To Make a Difference for Pancreatic Cancer Research sponsored by the JCM Foundation in Hudson, OH. Each year hundreds of runners and walkers participate in honor o... Keep Reading >>

Gloria Swan 3rd annual

Gloria Swan Foundation

Apr 2011

The Gloria Swan Pancreatic Cancer Foundation held a fundraiser on May 7, 2011 to fight pancreatic cancer in memory of Gloria Swan, who passed away at age 49. The event was be held at the LaSalle Po... Keep Reading >>


ArtCan Fundraising Event

Sep 2010

On Saturday, October 2, 2010 ArtCAN will feature the works of acclaimed Southeastern artists who are cancer survivors or who have had their lives affected by cancer. For more information regarding ... Keep Reading >>

Larry Kugler

Iron Man Larry Kugler

Aug 2010

On September 13, 2010 Larry Kugler, from the Millard Group in Chicago, competed in the Madison Wisconsin Ironma... Keep Reading >>

Alfredo Scatena

Alfredo Scatena Memorial Golf Tournament

Jul 2010

On Friday, August 6, 2010 the 3rd annual memorial golf tournament to Alfredo Scatena was be held at the Berwick Country Club in Berwick, Pennsylvania. The invitational tournament's proceeds were do... Keep Reading >>

Michael Rolfe

Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Aug 2009

The Michael Rolfe Foundation Casino Night Event on September 12, 2009 in Chicago raised over $200,000 for pancreatic cancer research!

To date, the Foundation has raised in excess of $3 mill... Keep Reading >>

Morris Moskowitz (portrait)

Run For Grandpa

Apr 2009

On May 3, 2009, Andy Moskowitz will run the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to honor the memory of his grandfather Morris Moskowitz and raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join th... Keep Reading >>

Michael Tate

Vikings "Boss Hawg" Fundraiser

Feb 2009

In February 2009, Michael O Tate, President of Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His family, friends and co-workers have established a fundraiser to find a cu... Keep Reading >>

Matt Dallek

Matt Dalek's 60-Mile Bike Ride

Sep 2008

In the Fall of 2008, a remarkable young man named Matt Dallek wenton a 60-mile bike ride through the civil war battlefields of Maryland to raise money for pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkin... Keep Reading >>

Jake Moskovitz

Jake's Bikeathon

Sep 2006

Two years ago, I rode 700 miles to Halifax on bicycle with my father as part of our summer vacation. Ever since then, I have said that I wanted to do it again. I am riding to Halifax again this yea... Keep Reading >>

Suzanne Larsen

Suzanne Larsen Fund

Jun 2002

My name is Rob Larsen and I am raising money for pancreatic cancer research in honor of my mother Suzanne Larsen, who died from the disease in 1999. I have committed to riding my bike 100 miles on ... Keep Reading >>


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

May 2002

The users of this Website came together to organize a National effort to increase awareness about pancreas cancer and to raise funds to fight this disease (PanCAN). This organization, founded in Fe... Keep Reading >>