Pancreatic cancer is among the most lethal of all cancers, with the number of deaths each year almost equaling the number of diagnoses. As a cancer researcher and a woman who lost her grandfather to pancreatic cancer, this fact plagues me both scientifically and personally. I moved to New York from Canada two months ago to pursue a postdoctoral position at the NYU Langone Medical Centre in a lab specializing in pancreatic cancer research. In this way, hope to contribute to the development of better therapeutics for the disease. Moreover, as a former elite runner and running coach, I am motivated to use running as a means to raise awareness and money for the disease. With increased support for those affected and better funding for pancreatic cancer research, I am confident that effective treatments will be developed in the very near future. So let's push the pace running and funding and move faster toward a cure!