Ninety-five percent of the people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within five years.
Gregg Griffith of Hollidaysburg survived more than a year after finding out he had stage four pancreatic cancer.
This year, his family and friends will hold the Third Annual Griff's Run And Gun dinner, basketball tournament and golf outing to raise money for research. A main speaker will be a high school freshman who developed an early screening test for pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.
Greg's wife Cathy, who's helping to organize the event, says Jack Andraka lost his uncle to pancreatic cancer and he had a vision. She explained, "he said the idea came to him in bio class in ninth grade and it was the missing piece to the early detection test." Cathy says Jack won an international Intel award for his discovery.
Griff's Run And Gun takes place the weekend of July 27th.