Our Mission

Cancer places a tremendous emotional and financial burden on both the individual faced with the disease, as well as the family supporting them through their struggle. The Patrick Comer Courage Foundation’s mission is to seek ways to ease these burdens and to promote greater overall awareness of pancreatic cancer. We understand that the challenges may differ from case to case. Our foundation will maintain the flexibility to address each situation independently, providing support where it is necessary. Examples of the type of support that we will deliver include, but are not limited to financial grants supplementing:

  • Medical bills
  • Childcare expenses
  • Travel and lodging costs
  • Other household expenses incurred during treatment

Each year we will select deserving candidates to be recipients of a financial grant to help ease their burden.

The Patrick Comer Courage Foundation was founded in the spring of 2008 around these goals and in honor of Patrick Comer and his courage in the face of his cancer. Patrick Comer passed away in March of 2008 after his courageous personal battle. His story is one of inspiration and hope.

Patrick's Story

Patrick attended Thomas Prince School, skied at Wachusett Mountain, and played on the Pop Warner football team. He went on to St. John’s High School graduating in 1990.

Patrick attended Assumption College and graduated in 1994. He held various management positions in financial sales. His last position was Regional Vice-President of Mainstay Investments, a division of New York Life.

Patrick got married in October 2007. “The wedding was Patrick’s last opportunity to bring family and friends together. He partied the night before and had a wonderful time at his wedding. But things started to go downhill after that,” Comer said. “In December he was admitted to Mass General Hospital and doctors there found the cancer had spread. He never fully recovered after that.”

Patrick was an avid skier, golfer, sailor, sport fisherman, skeet shooter and enjoyed motor sports. He enjoyed baseball, especially watching the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians and NFL football, and he attended many Patriots and Cleveland Browns games.

The Foundation lives on today in Patrick's memory through friends, family, admirers, the larger community and with your support, as a non-profit organization [IRS 501 (c) (3)].

Recent News:

06/02/17 - In June of 2017, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its second quarter grant to the 15-40 Connection.
Q2-2017: 15-40 Connection
03/15/17 - In March of 2017, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its first quarter grant to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
Q1-2017: Jupiter Med Center
12/01/16 - In December 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance UMMF.
Q4-2016: PCA - UMass Med
11/02/16 - As 2016 comes to a close, we hope you will continue to support the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation with a tax deductible donation.
2016 Appeal Letter PDF
08/01/16 - In August of 2016, the Patrick Comer Courage Foundation made its annual grant to Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Q3-2016: Saint John's

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Saint John’s High School
Taussig Cancer Institute
City of Hope
15-40 Connection
Nativity School of Worcester
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
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