Events & Programs

2019 Events and Programs!



You can Run or Walk and Taste Wine at the Grape Gallop at Alba Vineyards! Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation is a beneficiary! Register here:


The second annual Cork and Fork for a Cause was held on November 1, 2018 with $70,000 raised for Pancreatic Cancer Research. See event highlights here.

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Our first Art Contest for High School Students was launched in October 2018. Over 200 students learned about pancreatic cancer  and 60 submitted entries. See the fabulous art here.

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Sponsored by the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation-

World Leader in Pancreatic Cancer Research visits Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ, October 11, 2108 — Renowned cancer researcher, Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., today presented on groundbreaking research, investigational use of anti-cancer compounds and phase I clinical trial data at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center.  Dr. Von Hoff is Physician-in-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Introduced by physician researcher and medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Angela Alistar remarked, “Dr. Von Hoff is the most accomplished scientist in my world.”

Dr. Von Hoff’s lecture, “Improving Survival for Patients with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer,” was the inaugural research lecture of the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator…Today’s lecture was sponsored by the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation…. (Source: Tap Into Morristown)

 More about the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator and TGen–

 Atlantic Health System, TGen and Origin Partner to Lower Barriers to Innovative Cancer Therapies … Atlantic Health is the first health system to be selected by TGen and Origin to create this new platform.” Click here for the full article (Source: Atlantic Health)

 Scientists Represent Next-gen Research at AACR 2018… [H]ighlights…included an international meeting with Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff and the Stand Up to Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team, featuring researchers from the Salk Institute, Mayo Clinic, Prairie View (Texas) A&M, Baylor, University of Texas Southwestern, Penn, Princeton, Barts, Cambridge and University of California at San Diego. Click here for the full article (Source:TGen)




2017 EVENTS-

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.