Event Wrap Up
Each year The Lustgarten Foundation hosts hundred of events nationwide in support of pancreatic cancer research. It's with the help and organization of people like you, that these events are able to take place. For more information on these events, or how to create one of your own please contact Susanne Igneri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.803.2339
New York City Half Marathon
The Lustgarten Foundation was designated as one of New York City's Half Marathon official charities. On Sunday, March 17, 2013 Team Lustgarten, joined over 15,000 runners, racing through a 13.1-miles course around Manhattan. Team Lustgarten raised over $13,000 for pancreatic cancer research. It was a memorable day for all that attended. Special thanks to everyone that supported this event.
Pancakes for a Purpose
Tammi Brady celebrated her late husband's birthday by eating pancakes with her family and friends while raising money to fight the disease that took Dave Anstadt's life 11 years ago. Pancakes for a Purpose breakfast, takes place yearly, in February at the Applebee's, Stonecrest shopping center, Charlotte, North Carolina. This event has raised more than $18,000 for pancreatic cancer research, a disease that's had a very personal impact on the Brady family.
A Night on the River
On Thursday July 26th, over 500 young professionals gathered for A Night on the River, a charity event in support of pancreatic cancer research to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. The event took place at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, an outdoor venue in the South Street Seaport with a phenomenal view near the Brooklyn Bridge. On Thursday, the weather forecast looked particularly ominous, and guests braved torrential rain to attend. Soon after, however, the rain had subsided and the party was in full swing. Attendees enjoyed a warm welcome from Kerri Kaplan, Executive Director of the Lustgarten Foundation; a busy open bar, DJ and dancing; and the scenic venue was packed full. The benefit raised over $65,000 a huge success for a first-year event-and A Night on the River is well on its way to becoming an annual occurrence.
Andy Pederson Golf Outing
Andy Pedersen was a well-liked, hard-working member of the Long Island community whose vibrant life was cut short at the age of 63 from pancreatic cancer. Andy was diagnosed with the disease in February of 2010 and died shortly after in June.
On July 23, 2012 seventy two golfers took to the greens at the Willow Creek Country Club in Mt. Sinai to celebrate Andy's life by playing the game he enjoyed, and raising awareness and funds to fight this heart-breaking disease. It was a huge success! We look forward to next years event.
Galleria Fine Arts
On October 21st, owners of The Galleria of Fine Arts in Greenvale, NY held a fundraising reception to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. The evenings festivities included music, wine, hors d'oeuvres and an auction. Special thanks to everyone who supported this event.
Guinness World Record - Most people making spring rolls simultaneously
The most people making spring rolls simultaneously is 327 and was achieved by Team Ross (USA), in Tyler, Texas, on 2 September 2012. Team Ross raised $1,000 for pancreatic cancer research. The spring rolls made were Filipino ‘lumpia’ and each contained ground pork, dried onions, dried garlic, dried red pepper and salt.
Rock N Roll to a Cure
After Andrew Petruzzi's friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, on June 24th, he joined forces with The Lustgarten Foundation and together hosted Rock-N-Roll to a Cure. Attendees rocked to the sounds of the Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Tramps Like Us. It was a huge success raising over $25,000 to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. It was a fun-filled day for all.
Marlon Brando Sat Here
On October 1, Lustgarten Foundation friend and supporter, Actor, Vincent Pastore produced a reading of the play, Marlon Brando Sat Here. The play was dedicated in memory of Florence Grimaldi, wife of Actor, Dan Grimaldi who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in August. Mr. Grimaldi directed the production.
Two of the original cast members will be performing in this production, Michael Aronin and Janet Sarno! Additional cast members include Steven Brandt, Victor Colicchio, Dan Grimaldi, Anna Mastroianni, Lou Martini, Jr., Ernie Mingione, Nick Puccio, Anthony J. Ribustello, Tony Ray Rossi, Gary Roupenian, Luigi Scorcia, Darryl J. Wey, and Nick Wey.
On September 23, 2012 Ed Lachterman held an Oktoberfest Celebration at Murphy’s Restaurant located in Yorktownn Heights, New York. He decided to organize this event, in honor of Rob Olmsted, Jack Murphy and Rose McTygue, who have succumbed to this disease. The Oktoberfest, was enjoyed by all, it featured traditional Oktoberfest foods and a selection of beers and wines. The Melting Pot of White Plains also provided a dessert table with chocolate fondue and accompaniments. There was musical entertainment supplied by “Class Action” as well as the comedy of local funnyman John Iavarone. More than $13,000.00 was donated to the Lustgarten Foundation.
On November 17th, the Lustgarten Foundation, teamed up with Equinox to offer fitness classes while raising funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. The fitness classes included yoga, metcon3 and cardio sculpt. Thank you to the more than 25 individuals who participated in this fun filled day of fitness. Special thanks, to the Equinox on 54th Street in New York, for providing the space and instructors for the day.
Jewelry Artist Boutique in the Hamptons
A talented and innovative group of jewelers from around the country participated in an invitation-only boutique in the private home of Pamela and David Spencer in East Hampton, NY. The event, which took place on July 14 & 15 raised over $14,000 to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. Each guest paid $100.00 to attend the event and each jeweler donated a portion of their sales to The Lustgarten Foundation