pancreatic cancer early detection

Mayo Clinic’s AI Innovation Inspires Hope in Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Mayo Clinic’s AI innovation inspires hope in early detection of pancreatic cancer Algorithm seeks to address ‘last-mile’ barrier by identifying disease when cure still possible ROCHESTER, Minn. — Estimated to become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. by 2030, pancreatic cancer has a grim prognosis with nearly 70% of patients facing mortality … Read more

CFH 2023 Media Release

Champions For Hope Gala & Golf Classic Raises $650K

Successful Event Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic and Supports Families Living with Disabilities through JT Townsend Foundation June 29, 2023– Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Hundreds came together for the sixth annual Champions for Hope Gala & Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS on June 2-3, 2023. The charity gala and … Read more

Fred Funk & Tommy Zitiello Launch 3rd Annual Champions For Hope Gala & Golf Classic

    Successful Event Funds Pancreas Cancer Research & Helps the First Coast Disabled Community   June 17, 2019– Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – The Funk-Zitiello Foundation hosted the 3rd annual Champions for Hope Gala & Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass, home of The PLAYERS, on June 7-8, 2019.  The charity gala and golf tournament, which … Read more

Fred Funk & Tommy Zitiello Host 2nd Annual Champions For Hope Event Gala & Golf Classic Presented by Ally®

Funds Raised Help the First Coast Disabled Community & Fund Pancreatic Cancer Research January 8, 2018 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – The Funk-Zitiello Foundation is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Champions for Hope Gala and Golf Classic with a new Title Sponsor, Ally Financial®. The weekend festivities will be held on June 15 … Read more

Judith Zitiello on _The Chat_

Judith Zitiello on “The Chat”

To raise awareness of November is Pancreatic Cancer month, Judi Zitiello had an opportunity to visit the girls on The CHAT. The following day, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Judi had a three month scan scheduled and channel 12 news anchor Keitha Nelson followed Judi and Tommy Zititello throughout the day to show others what it … Read more

Culinary Kickoff Event & Competition

Culinary Kickoff Event & Competition

November 3rd, Funk-Zitiello Foundation held a Culinary Kickoff at the home of Tommy & Judi Zitiello for over 150 sponsors, potential sponsors,  friends and Mayo Doctors. Five local chefs each prepared an appetizer for the group to vote on. Jacksonville’s celebrity Chef Amadeus, The Potters House – Chef Celestia Mobley TPC Chef Marvin Mizell and … Read more

Welcome Dalton

Welcome to the family, Dalton!

Dalton is an eighteen-year-old with an incomplete C-7 spinal cord injury. His plan was to graduate from high school. But after falling from the roof, he had much difficulty with his coursework due to adjustment issues and a grueling rehab schedule. Dalton needed an iPad mini with a large GB storage, a durable case and … Read more

National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day

National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day

In the last year, pancreatic cancer surpassed breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The average five-year survival rate is just 8%. Of the 53, 070 Americans who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, many will be advanced-stage due to no early detections methods. And … Read more

Why I Give

Originally published on Mayo Clinic In 2013 I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Internet searches are terrifying because there is only a 9 percent survival rate for five years. This cancer grows deep within your body, and the symptoms are often misdiagnosed. Typically it has metastasized to other vital organs, rendering it inoperable. The tumor had … Read more