Thank you to all who celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with us! With your support, we presented a check for $50,000 to the Steve Kelly Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins. That brings our total contribution to the Steve Kelly Fund to $125,000, surpassing our $100,000 goal. These funds support clinical trials to bring more options and greater hope for pancreatic cancer patients. We consider it taking care of Steve Kelly’s unfinished business!
Waging hope isn’t possible without a squad behind us. Thank you to all of our guests for bringing their energy. Thanks also to our entertainers DeNogla Academy of Irish Dance and Mark Robidoux on guitar; raffle volunteers Gina Heverin and Lauren Cottone; basket donors Sandy Kelly Robidoux, Diane Meneskie, Gina Heverin, Lauren Cottone, Debbie Furchak, Janet Perfette, Anabelle Fuchs, Delaney Kelly and Kacey Kelly, and a great list of generous businesses who contributed auction and raffle items:
National Hockey League
Harrah’s Atlantic City
City Winery NYC
New York Red Bulls
Hand and Stone East Windsor
Kyle Family Farm
Working Dog Winery
Daisy Lane Studio
Old Hights Brewery
City Streets Café
Sweets 2 Give
Helium Comedy Club
State Theater New Brunswick
CSZ Comedy Sports
Two River Theater Red Bank
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Kelly’s Heroes St. Patrick’s Day Party returns to Mercer Oaks March 17, 2023, at 7 p.m. Take advantage of our early registration discount by signing up by March 9. Your $70 discount admission includes:
- Buffet dinner and hot hors d’oeuvres
- Open bar
- Performance by the Denogla-Ardmore Irish dancers
- Tunes from DJ Kyle
- Guitar sounds of Robidoux on the Patio
- Amazing raffle baskets and silent auction
- March Madness on the big screen
And, most importantly, your registration gives hope to pancreatic cancer patients by supporting clinical trials to increase survival against this deadly disease. Visit our Join Us page for online registration or a print-and-mail registration form. Admission increases to $75 after March 9.
Registration is now open for the Kelly’s Heroes St. Patrick’s Day Party March 17 at Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction, N.J. ‘Tis a grand party with food and libations, world-class Irish entertainment, DJ and dancing, amazing raffle baskets and more! Download the registration form here. Print and mail or go to the Join Us page and pay securely online via the Donate budget.
We can’t wait to see you!
The Kelly’s Heroes St. Patrick’s Day Party is back March 17, 2023, and we hope you’ll join us for a great evening of craic (translation: Gaelic for “good fun.”) We’ll return to Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction with everything you love about this event – great food and libations, live Irish entertainment, DJ and dancing, March Madness on TV and awesome raffle baskets. Save the date and watch this space – registration will be open soon.
Kick off Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with a Zumbathon! night hosted by Sandy Kelly-Robidoux at Oxford Valley Elementary School, 430 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, Pa. Sandy has assembled a lineup of amazing ZIN instructors, the best Latin playlist and fabulous raffle baskets, with proceeds to benefit Kelly’s Heroes and its work to increase survival for those facing pancreatic cancer. Come dance the night away Nov. 4; doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the Zumba starts at 6:30. Find registration information here.
No Surrender. That’s our fight song at Kelly’s Heroes, and it epitomizes our intrepid runners who faced persistent rain and strong winds Oct. 2 at the OCNJ half-marathon. They powered through and raised more than $6,000 for pancreatic cancer clinical trials. We couldn’t be more grateful for them and all who donated. Congratulations to Captain Bill Kettelberger and all of our team members: Sharon Blachowski, George Cepeda, Karina Cepeda, Tatum Altman, Patrice Essien and Kacey Kelly.
We’re so grateful for everyone who contributed to the success of our Teed Off! Golf Outing to Fight Pancreatic Cancer! With your help, we raised more than $20,000 for the Steve Kelly Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins, giving more patients access to treatments that provide new hope against this relentless disease. Congratulations to our winning foursome – George Kettelberger, Mike Heaton, Chris Poppe and Clayton Hill.
Many thanks to:
- A record 100 golfers who signed up to wage hope with us
- Our generous and loyal sponsors: Blue Rock Construction, Hydro, IBEW Local 269, Pennsylvania Steel Co., Philadelphia Inquirer, M&T Bank, Habib Law, Rue Insurance/Bob Cottone and the St. Phard Family.
- Volunteers Lauren Cottone, Emilio DelToro, Donna Emig and Gina Heverin
- The great golf and catering staff at Mercer Oaks
- Audi of Princeton for sponsoring our hole-in-one prize.
Registration is now open for Kelly’s Heroes’ Teed Off! Golf Outing to Fight Pancreatic Cancer Sept. 22 at Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction, N.J. It’s a 9 a.m. shotgun start scramble. Your registration of just $165 includes 18 holes on a championship course, cart, box lunch, post-match buffet, cocktails, giveaways, prizes, raffles and more.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at levels ranging from our $2,000 Ace level which includes a foursome plus additional benefits, through hole sponsorships at just $100.
This is our largest fund-raiser of the year. Proceeds benefit the Steve Kelly Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins to bring hope to pancreatic patients who face a five-year survival rate of just 10.8 percent. Download and mail the registration form, or go to our Join Us page and pay securely online via PayPal.
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Mark your calendar: Kelly’s Heroes Teed Off! Golf Outing to Fight Pancreatic Cancer will return to Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction, N.J., Sept. 22.
It’s a 9 a.m. shotgun start scramble on a championship course with tree-lined fairways, ample bunkers and challenging greens. Your day includes 18 holes with lunch on course, a post-match cocktail buffet, prizes, raffle baskets and more. Proceeds benefit the Steve Kelly Fund for Pancreatic Research at Johns Hopkins, which supports clinical trials that bring leading-edge treatments to pancreatic cancer patients.
Watch for registration coming soon. If you’re not on our email list, contact us at email@example.com so you don’t miss it.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month begins today, and Kelly’s Heroes is part of a worldwide campaign to change the trajectory of this deadly disease.
Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 10 percent, and it’s one of the few cancers where mortality rates continue to rise. Kelly’s Heroes joins with its fellow members of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer, its symptoms and risks and the importance of early detection. Catching it early is critical for survival. The five-year survival rate plunges to just 1 percent when the disease is diagnosed at stage 4 when it has spread to other organs.
The highlight of the month is Nov. 18 — World Pancreatic Cancer Day — and we hope you’ll join us in spreading awareness. Here are ways to help:
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook at 1kellysheroes and share our information posts.
- Wear purple on Nov. 18 and post a photo of yourself on social media. Use the hashtags #KellysHeroesWPCD and #ItsAboutTime. Kerry McKean Kelly will make a donation to pancreatic cancer research for each photo you post.
- Go to www.worldpancreaticcancercoalition.org to learn more about pancreatic cancer and the global effort to increase survival.