“Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?” 
~ Randy Pausch

Author of The Last Lecture

Died from pancreatic cancer July 2008


9th Annual Pancakes for a Purpose in memory of David A. Anstadt and John Bradley

David and Family

 The 9th Annual Pancakes for a Purpose will be held at BlackFinn in Ballantyne Village on February 23rd, to raise money in support of pancreatic cancer research.  This event is held in memory of Dave Anstadt, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2002.  In addition, it is also in memory of John Bradley, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2014.  This year's event is sponsored by Atrium Health, Levine Cancer Institute!  Great items will be available for raffle, including a wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine, golf for 4 at Ballantyne Country Club, SouthWest Airlines tickets, and autographed Panthers items donated by Ron Rivera.  See our Facebook page for more information.

We'll be celebrating Dave's birthday by eating pancakes with family, friends, and the community while raising money to fight the disease that took Dave's life.  Dave was only 43 when he died and he left me (his wife) and two children (8 and 5 at the time) behind.  We wanted to find a way to help defeat this nasty disease while remembering Dave at the same time - a pancake breakfast seemed to be a good fit.  Dave would often cook pancakes on the weekends and enjoyed eating them too!

I don't think John ever made pancakes, but I'm guessing he has stolen some bites off of the plate of the child next to him!

If you think you would like to help with one of these events, please email info@pancakesforapurpose