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Lustgarten Foundation’s Long Island Walk Raises over $900,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research

October 12, 2011

Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

More than 6,000 people participated in the Lustgarten Foundation’s 11th Annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York this past Sunday, raising over $900,000 towards finding a cure.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, killing 37,000 Americans each year. It is often diagnosed in its advanced stages, resulting in a 1-year survival rate of 25% and a 5-year survival rate of only 6%. The cancer has gained extra media attention in recent days due to the passing of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, who was claimed after a 7-year battle with the disease. To learn more about pancreatic cancer and how you can help, visit CurePC.org.

Pre-walk warmup:

Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Walk

CurePC

The Walk begins!

Lustgarten Foundation

Jones Beach Walk

Lustgarten Walk Long Island

Lustgarten Foundation Walk 2011

Lustgarten Walk Jones Beach

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2011 9:30 am

    My dad died of pancreatic cancer and I participated in one of the Lustgarten’s fundraisers. Now I want to do my own. What a great organization. Thanks for sharing your pictures of the event!

    • October 12, 2011 10:17 am

      Hi Stacy, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Good luck with your fundraiser!

  2. October 13, 2011 7:36 pm

    That looks like a great event. My grandma died of Pancreatic Cancer in July. By the time they found the cancer, it had spread to her liver and she died a month later.

    • October 13, 2011 8:26 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss. It must have been a difficult summer for you. The Lustgarten Foundation has fundraising walks all over the country, so check their website to see if there’s going to be one in your area. The participants seem to find meaning in being surrounded by so many other people affected by the disease.

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