Events & Programs


Cork and Fork for a Cause, November 1, 2018: Click here for information!

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Our first Art Contest for High School Students! Visit here for updates!

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We are sponsoring a lecture! The Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation Pancreatic Scholar 2018

On Thursday, October 11  2018,  the Foundation is sponsoring a pancreatic cancer research lecture at Morristown Medical Center. Keynote speaker and nationally-renowned pancreatic cancer researcher,  Dr. Daniel Von Hoff  will serve as the first   “Jo-Ann Danzis Scholar”.

Dr. Von Hoff is the Physician-in-Chief, Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Molecular Medicine Division at TGen, a nonprofit medical research institute dedicated to groundbreaking research with a focus on understanding the genetic components of diseases. He is also Senior Consultant and Clinical Investigator of City of Hope. Dr. Von Hoff holds several academic appointments including clinical Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and


the Virginia G. Piper Distinguished Chair for Innovative Cancer Research and Chief Scientific Officer at the Honor Health Research Institute.

Please check back for time and location information. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.


Check out Our College Ambassadors Program (Applications are accepted until November 1, 2018)

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The Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation’s College Ambassadors Program, a paid internship. This exciting opportunity will provide a way for those selected to raise money for a pancreatic cancer research while earning money to help pay tuition and other expenses. Click here for more information





Cork & Fork For A Cause 2017


October 25, 2017-First Annual Cork & Fork for a Cause, a tasting of artisan food and wine at the Morris Museum featuring Blue Morel, Ray Luetters Catering, Town Bar & Kitchen, Bennie’s Ice Cream and wines arranged by Adelphia Wine Market. With 120 in attendance this event raised approximately $45,000 to support the ground-breaking research of Dr. Angela Alistar of Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. As a result of this research there is greater hope for those stricken with this very stubborn cancer. Click here for more information

Why was the Simon cancer Center chosen as the beneficiary? Throughout her nearly 3.5 years of battling stage four pancreatic cancer, they provided Jo-Ann Danzis cutting edge treatment in a patient centered environment. It was this care that helped extend the length and improve the quality of her life versus the common expectation that goes with the disease. By supporting our efforts, you can play a part in moving that forward. Click here to contribute

Hard Cider Tasting Dinner

April 19, 2017-A four course pairing dinner at Matt’s red Rooster Grill in Flemington NJ featuring the hard ciders of the Bad Seed Cider Company. This event raised general funds to support the Foundation and its mission.