What an amazing year to wage hope to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. This year, Christina’s 5th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser raised $16,025.

The fundraiser was once again sponsored by Major Jason E. George VFW 12114. Planning and accepting donations began in July and culminated the evening of Oct. 19. The guests who attended were treated to a complimentary dinner. Also available that evening were a 50/50 ticket drawing, door prizes and more than 55 items for the silent auction.

The members of Major Jason E. George VFW would like to extend a huge thank you to the students of Heritage Oaks School for serving the dinner, and their parents for bringing them. Also a big thanks to the student from Tehachapi High School for assisting that evening.

How amazing this community is! Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (recipient of this donation) is astonished at how generous and kindhearted the businesses and the people of this community are.

A big special thanks goes to K&R Valves for donating the cost of the dinner served. K&R Valves made it possible to add to the amount we were able to donate to PanCan.

Alex and Pat want to extend their personal thanks to all the VFW members, and to the others who graciously donated and helped. Without you, the evening would not have been possible.

Major Jason E. George VFW will issue and deliver a check in the amount of $16,025 to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

For all your help, donations and contributions we thank the following:

Access Realty, Advance Property Management, American Legion Post 221, Anne & Jerry Mulkins, Aquarius Casino, Ashmore Motors, Blanca Macris, Big Papa’s Steak House, Bill and Bev Gallagher, Bill and Ronnie Taggart, A. Suazo, Blacksmith Auto, Mr. and Mrs. Bonstead, W. Worthington, Canine Creek, Carlos Donuts, Chop Shop, Creative Office of Tehachapi, D. Barber, D. Donati, D. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Klesmith, Don Perico’s Mexican Restaurant, Dr. Billingsley, Dr. Craig Luther, Dr. Hinto, Dr. Horowitz, Dr. Sindhu, Fabricare Cleaners, 4 Seasons Property Management, G. Kallin, G. Sanchez, G. Montoya, S. Geer, Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, Jack and Florence Fowler, Jake's Steak House, M. Hanson, Jameson Specialties, Mr. and Mrs. Eberle, Mr. and Mrs. Donovan, S. Carson, J.Christopher, Johnette Latone, Mr. and Mrs. Petros, Jerry & Judy Saville, K & R Valves, Mr. and Mrs. Slover, Ken and Sally Kendall, Kohnens Bakery, Larry Cantrell, Lauralee Morgan, Linda Navarro, O’Reilly Automotive Supplies, Paula Leonard, Petras Mediterranean Restaurant, Mr. and Mrs. Etchamendy, Walmart, Red Carpet Grooming, Mr. and Mrs. Ploetz, R. Chappell, Sail Thru Car Wash, Southern Shooters Supply, Sue Chandler, The Athans Family, The Tire Store, Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, Mr. and Mrs. Holweger, The Tractor Supply, Mr. and Mrs. Long, VFW 12114 Members, Webster Interiors, S. Chappell, Mr. and Mrs. Snodgrass, Mr. and Mrs. Hoose, VFW Post 7888, Mat Evans, Manager Jesse Lopez of Hobby Lobby in Burbank, Dr. Kamgar, Mr. and Mrs. Snow, Jackie and Daryl Black, Mr. and Mrs. Romero and Mr. and Mrs. VanEtta.

Thanks for being a hero and making a difference.

Alex Athans, Tehachapi