The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Seventh Annual “Ole Country Boot Scootin'” event brought in $13,757 this year, according to Virginia Griffin, Fort Worth Affiliate Coordinator.
“Everyone’s wonderful efforts brought this total in after the expenses,” said Griffin, who lost her brother, a niece, and some friends to the disease. “I am in total awe since we only brought in $5,500 last year. I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone who worked on the event to make it a success, as well as all who attended and participated to help raise the funds.
We had a wonderful turnout. With all of the new growth we’ve had we had a few glitches but we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding, knowing we want everyone to have a wonderful time as we raise funding for a cause we all feel so strongly about. I am still in the process of crunching numbers, both in attendance as well as in the amount we raised but we definitely raised the bar from last year. Each year I tell myself as long as we raise more than we did the year before, it is also important to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and PanCAN.”
On Jan. 17 the Network’s Fort Worth, Texas Affiliate will have a meeting at Cousin’s Barbecue from noon to 2 p.m in town.
For further details, check the website pancan.org/Volunteer/tx/fortw/index/html.
The local chapter is still in need of volunteer co-event coordinators.
“We don’t have to limit it to one person as it does require a lot of effort,” stated Griffin. “Of course, we will be starting earlier this year than ever and we have much of the groundwork laid so it should be easier. We are also wanting to fill the positions of advocacy and media coordinators.”
To apply for these positions or to obtain more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I want to thank the friends of my brother Cecil (who passed away from pancreatic cancer) who have always remembered him by making donations each year. Not only did they make sure he knew they care by traveling to visit him before we lost him, but they have supported this cause which was started because he asked me to change the future for others,” said Griffin. “I cannot believe how wonderfully the local affiliate has grown.”
Donations may be made at pancan.org/bootscootin or you can mail them along with donation form found at same site to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, ATTN: Natalie Radtke – Boot Scootin’, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, #7000, El Segundo, CA 90245. In the space where it designates “FOR” write “THTX101808VG” which will indicate it is for the “Boot Scootin’ benefit.
The national headquarters may be reached at 877-272-6226 or you may access them on the Web at pancan.org.Michael Landon had pancreatic cancer.http://www.cancer.org