Thanks to private funding, 100% of every dollar donated to The Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

A Record-Breaking $2 Million Raised at Holiday Rock & Roll Bash
in Support of The Lustgarten Foundation's Fight to
Beat Pancreatic Cancer

Cablevision, The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks
hosted 14th annual fundraising event that welcomed more than 1,100 guests at Hard Rock Cafe in NYC

100 percent of all money raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research


BETHPAGE, NY, December 4, 2014 – On Wednesday evening, December 3, Cablevision Systems Corporation, The Madison Square Garden Company, and AMC Networks hosted the fourteenth annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of pancreatic cancer research. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, the event raised $2,060,000, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record. Due to the support of Cablevision, 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.
 
The Holiday Rock & Roll Bash is The Lustgarten Foundation's premier annual event, raising nearly $19 million in the fight against pancreatic cancer since it was created in 2001. More than 1,100 guests attended this year’s Bash. The evening’s entertainment included live rock-and-roll music, along with special appearances by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and a very jolly Santa Claus.
 
“The annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash is a beloved tradition for an important cause: raising critical funds for more research to beat the most lethal of all cancers. Research is our best weapon to fight pancreatic cancer.   And, thanks to Cablevision’s support, every single dollar of the $2 million raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research so we can change the outcome for people diagnosed with this horrible disease,” said Kerri Kaplan, executive director and chief operating officer, The Lustgarten Foundation.

Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan and Chief Executive James Dolan helped establish The Lustgarten Foundation in 1998 in honor of former Cablevision Vice Chairman and Madison Square Garden Chairman Marc Lustgarten before he died from pancreatic cancer. At that time, little was known about pancreatic cancer and research funding was minimal. Cablevision established The Lustgarten Foundation to change those facts and has worked closely with the Foundation throughout its history to support its mission to advance research related to the diagnosis, treatment and cure for pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation and Cablevision are also partners in the curePC public awareness campaign.

Since its inception, The Lustgarten Foundation has contributed more than $90 million toward pancreatic cancer research. Research funded by the Foundation today includes clinical trials to develop a blood test and new imaging strategies to detect the disease earlier, as well as clinical trials focused on immunotherapy and new drug combinations to identify more effective treatment options for patients. 

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