The Lustgarten Foundation And Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Join Forces For
'Unite To Fight Pancreatic Cancer', A First Of Its Kind Walk Event In Boston
The September 2013 Walk Will Raise Money to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
BOSTON, Mass., April 9, 2013
BOSTON, Mass., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Lustgarten Foundation and the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are proud to announce that they will join
forces and efforts for Unite to Fight Pancreatic Cancer, a special walk event
scheduled to take place in Boston at DCR's Mother's Rest Park on Saturday,
September 28, 2013.
This is a first of its kind event, bringing together the two leading
organizations in the fight against pancreatic cancer. By joining forces for
the event, the two organizations hope to create more awareness and raise more
funds in the fight against this deadly disease. Registration for the Unite to
Fight Pancreatic Cancer walk is now open.
"Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United
States and is estimated to become the second leading cause of death by the
year 2020, possibly as early as 2015. Now more than ever, it's critical that
the pancreatic cancer community comes together to fight this disease as one,"
said Julie Fleshman, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network. "We are thrilled to partner with The Lustgarten Foundation on Unite
to Fight Pancreatic Cancer and look forward to a successful event."
Kerri Kaplan, executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation, said, "We are
proud to join with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for this walk event.
We both are determined to raise more awareness and funds to fight this deadly
disease. Research is the way toward early detection, better treatments, and
ultimately, a cure. We hope the Boston community will join us in September in
that spirit of hope."
It is estimated that more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with
pancreatic cancer this year. Proceeds from the Unite to Fight Pancreatic
Cancer walk event will support each organization's respective missions.
To learn more about the event, go to www.unite2fightpc.org.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network
of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients
and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network takes a comprehensive approach to fighting the disease,
focusing on research, patient services, community outreach, and advocacy. The
organization has helped to build a robust pancreatic cancer scientific
community through its research grants program, recently helped to pass the
Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, has served more than 70,000 individuals
through its Patient and Liaison Services program, and has an active volunteer
presence in more than 90 communities across the country.
About The Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation is America's largest private funder of pancreatic
cancer research. Based in Bethpage, New York, the Foundation supports research
to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical
and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease through
awareness campaigns and fundraising events. The Foundation has provided
millions of research dollars and assembled the best scientific minds with the
hope that one day, a cure can be found. Cablevision Systems Corporation, a
leading media and telecommunications company, underwrites all of The
Lustgarten Foundation's administrative costs, so that 100 percent of every
dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.
Learn more at www.curePC.org.
Both The Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network have
been awarded the highest 4-star rating for fiscal responsibility from Charity
Navigator, America's largest and most utilized independent evaluator of
SOURCE Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Contact: Sabrina Strauss, The Lustgarten Foundation, Direct: 212-576-2700,
x236, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Faith See, Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network, Direct: 310-706-3369, email@example.com
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