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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The small-but-mighty Kelly’s Heroes running team of Bill Kettelberger, Kacey Kelly and Luke Schlaifer followed in Steve Kelly’s footsteps by finishing the Ocean City, N.J., half-marathon Sept. 26. Thanks to generous donors, their efforts raised $5,000 in the race for a cure.
We’ll be lacing up the sneakers again in 2022, so watch future this space and our social media platforms to join Team Kelly’s Heroes and pound the boards for pancreatic cancer!
Our Teed Off! Golf Outing, rained out by Tropical Storm Ida, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16, at Mercer Oaks. Everything else remains unchanged — the 9 am. start time, the post-match buffet and raffles, the Hole in One contest and the same important cause to bring hope to pancreatic cancer patients.
If you had previously signed up to golf on our original date, please reply before Sept. 9 to Rich at email@example.com and let us know: Yes, you plan to join us on the new date; or no, the new date doesn’t work for you. (Please include mailing information for your refund.)
If you didn’t sign up for the original date but would like to golf with us Sept. 16, go to www.kellysheroes.ngo/join-us and use the original registration form to register by Sept. 9. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the safety and comfort of our golfers, sponsors and volunteers, we have suspended our Teed Off! Golf Outing for tomorrow, Sept. 1, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida bring rain and thunderstorms to our area. We will confer with the golf club to identify a potential rain date in the coming weeks and will be in touch soon with golfers and sponsors regarding next steps. You may also check this site for updates.
Thank you, as always, for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon to continue our unfinished business against pancreatic cancer!