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