Nicole & JJ via Crowdrise
October 13, 2011
BENEFITING: Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2011
IN MEMORY OF DOUGLAS CAMPBELL
I have been walking with Team Thomasville (in honor of Doug and so many others affected by PC) to support of the Lustgarten Foundation for several years, now Through the years, JJ and my family have also walked to support. the 1st year I attended, at Westbury Gardens, there was little over 500 walkers registered and in the years since, the number of registered walkers has grown so much they have changed venue for the 3rd time! I can not describe to you the overwhelming emotion that comes over when they cut the ribbon and you see the now Thousands (approx 4,000 in 2010) all walking for a common cause: to cure PC.
The event holds many informational tables on research, development and facts about Pancreatic Cancer. Survivors and Family all coming together
100% of the proceeds goes directly towards research
Thomasville (the Campbell family) has been one of the Top fundraisers/supporters of this event and I'm proud to say I was able to give Mr. Campbell, Doug's father, over $150 we raised offline last year!
To date, Walk/Run events have raised more than $12.5 million for pancreatic cancer research.
If you are unable to come out and walk with us, please donate here or contact me on how you can help offline. I will be accepting offline donations up until the day of the event.
Long Island, NY
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pre-Registration Fee $50
Walk-In Registration Fee $60
Registration 8:00 am
Walk starts at 9:30 am
Join us on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY. Pancreatic Cancer Research Events are a great way to increase funding for research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Lustgarten Foundation Events serve as a wonderful celebration of the progress being made in the fight against this disease, and your important participation provides hope for the future.
The Facts About Pancreatic Cancer
- It's the most lethal cancer there is. Overall survival rate is 6%.
- 44,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year. More than 37,000 will die.
- No early test. Less than 20% of those diagnosed are eligible for surgery.
- No cure, unless the cancer is surgically removed in its earliest stages.
- Too little federal funding. Pancreatic cancer research constitutes less than 2% of the National Cancer Institute's budget.
- But there is hope. With Cablevision's support of The Lustgarten Foundation, 100% of your donation will go directly to pancreatic cancer research.
Research is hope. And hope never quits.
The Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation was created in 1998 to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.
To date, the Foundation has provided more than $38 million in support of breakthrough research to find early detection methods, better treatments, and ultimately, a cure. Major projects include sequencing the genome of pancreatic cancers and an early detection initiative to develop a blood test to detect the disease. Now, as a result of Cablevision's multi-year commitment to underwrite all of its operating costs, the Foundation will significantly increase its research funding budget.