Thank you to everyone who made the 2nd Annual Kelly’s Heroes St. Patrick’s Day a smashing success that raised $7,000 to advance the fight against pancreatic cancer.
A crowd of 120 people joined Kelly’s Heroes at the American Legion in East Windsor, N.J., March 18 for a celebration that included an Irish buffet, entertainment from the Denogla Ardmore School of Irish dance, DJ Brett Gash and an array of auction and raffle prizes including a week at a Jersey Shore beach condo.
It also was a party with a purpose – with proceeds benefitting pancreatic cancer clinical trials and scholarships for students from Notre Dame and Hightstown high schools who plan to pursue a healthcare career.
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, noted Kelly’s Heroes’ board member Kerry Kelly.
“A person diagnosed today with pancreatic cancer has just a one-in-four chance of being alive next year on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Kelly. “That’s just not acceptable, and that’s why we’re here.”