Local church official raising money to honor friends with pancreatic cancer

Jeff Poynter had four goals that he wanted to accomplish when he began raising money for pancreatic cancer research earlier this year.

He wanted to show devotion to God; honor his friends, Cliff Ramos and Donna Bennett, who are battling pancreatic cancer by getting people to pray for them; finish the 26.2-mile Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah Marathon that is coming up on Saturday; and raise $10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, also known as “Pan Can.”