Patrick “Pat” Malone, of Alexandria, Virginia, retired Air Force veteran, and recent cancer survivor, will host a fundraiser to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) (www.standup2cancer.org), on Tuesday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar (www.fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web), in Arlington, Virginia.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Pat had successful surgery to remove a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511012), at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. Pat’s surgery was extensive, lasting seven consecutive hours, where his tumor, the size of an NHL hockey puck, was successfully and completely removed from his upper right chest, by an elite team of battle-skilled and combat-tested surgeons, led and directed by Dr. Walter J. Faillace, a neurosurgeon specializing in nerve tumors, and Dr. Leon J. Nesti, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hands and arms. Doctors and medical specialists at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital believe that Pat will live a long life once he undergoes a continuous series of check-ups, and continues to monitor his diet and health.
After months of radiation, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, Pat is currently cancer-free with the strong desire to raise money for cancer research, and to additionally honor the one-year anniversary of his surgery by highlighting the dedicated work of his military and civilian medical team at the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/CancerCenter/SitePages/Home.aspx) at Walter Reed, and the Radiation Oncology Clinic (www.fbch.capmed.mil/healthcare/radiation_oncology.aspx) at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
Pat will ‘stand’ at Fire Works for twenty-four hours straight, non-stop, kicking off his fundraiser at exactly 4:26 pm, on Tuesday, February 10, and finishing at 4:26 pm, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, asking people to donate money, both in person at Fire Works, and through his ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ donation page: http://do.eifoundation.org/site/TR/SU2C/StandUpToCancer?px=2446908&pg=personal&fr_id=1210.
Fire Works will be open during the entire twenty-four hour fundraising event, offering late night buffet and beverages, silent auction, ping pong, corn hole toss, overnight movies, popcorn and other fun games. Fire Works will match all dine-in check donations up to $1,000.
100% of donations received from the general public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs.