Delco Breakfast with Santa
December 9, 2018
9am to 12pm
3 Seatings: 9am to 10am, 10am to 11am, 11am to 12pm
Rose Tree Fire Hall
1275 North Providence Road, Media, PA
Believe in the Christmas Magic, Believe in the Fight, Believe in Change!
Join Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause for breakfast on Sunday, December 9th for all-you-can-eat pancakes, breakfast meats, drinks and coffee! You will have the opportunity to spend time talking and taking pictures with Santa so be sure to remember your letter! We also ask you to please bring your phone/Camera, so you can take a family photo with Santa!
We will also be selling raffle tickets! $10 for 5 tickets, or $20 for 15 tickets.
All proceeds for this event will go to the ACPMP Research Foundation.
The ACPMP Research Foundation is dedicated to funding research to find a cure for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), Appendix Cancer, and related Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (PSM), as well as funding educational programs to educate physicians and patients about these diseases.
$15 for Adults
$10 for Children (under 12)
Raffle Tickets: $10 for 5 Tickets, or $20 for 15 Tickets
Registrations accepted at event if seating is available.
Cash only! $17 for adults, and $10 for kids.
Can't attend? You can still support us. Click the Donate button to make a donation.
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
My Story, by Charles Klimas (aka Santa)
In the summer of 2016 I was having issues with fluid retention due to medication I was prescribed to control my chronic myeloid leukemia which I was diagnosed with in November of 2013. You wouldn’t think there was a silver lining to having cancer, but for me there was. Because of the issues I had with retaining fluid, I had multiple scans and procedures to remove fluid from my stomach.
In November of 2016, I was in the emergency room because I was having difficulty breathing. They did a CAT scan of my chest and noticed something strange in the upper portion of my stomach. So they did a scan of my stomach and what they found was unfamiliar to the ER team. They sent the scans to my family doctor and my Oncologist. They were also unfamiliar with what they were seeing on the scan, but knew there was a problem so they sent the scans to a colleague of theirs. When he looked at them he suggested I go see Dr. Bowne at Hahnemann Hospital as soon as possible.
I was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer/Pseudomyxoma Peritonei. I had surgery in December of 2016. I Spent 22 days in the hospital including 7 day in ICU. Presently I’m doing well -- having some issues but working through them.
My goal in having a fundraiser is of course to help raise money for research. But for me, more importantly, is to raise awareness of this disease. Hopefully a person with early detection wouldn’t have to go through what I had to go through. I can’t image what my family and friends went through during that time. If doing what I’m doing helps save one person, one family from going through what I and my family and friends went through, it will be worth it. When people ask me how I’m doing, I always respond “It’s a great day to be alive!”
Making a Difference for Dutch!
In Honor of Frank “Dutch” Culbertson
This holiday season we are holding a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser in honor of our beloved family member and friend, Dutch, who lost his courageous battle against this rare cancer, PMP/Appendix Cancer, on July 22, 2006. For those of us that knew and loved Dutch it is a simple mission from our hearts. We have the opportunity for friends and family to get together for a good cause and hopefully impact the lives of people fighting PMP/Appendix Cancer. We are hosting ‘Delco We Believe Breakfast with Santa’ to provide hope and inspiration for those patients currently fighting the disease as well as their family members.
Dutch grew up in Briarcliff, PA. Later in life, he and his wife, Judy Culbertson, began to grow their family and raise their three children: Kelly, Matt and Colleen, in Springfield, PA. PMP/Appendix Cancer is an extremely rare disease but has struck very close to home for many families in the Philadelphia/Delaware county area.
PMP/Appendix Cancer remains an orphan disease and it remains obvious that this disease will require significant grass roots action to bring the awareness level to a point of action and ultimately transition to a solution - proper and timely diagnosis and treatment, etc. Join us! Join the Fight! Make a Difference!
We hope for a day in the future when our PMP/Appendix Cancer fundraisers are attended by many survivors of this disease. It is then that we will know we have “Made a Difference for Dutch.”