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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month! Join us all month long as we share information and awareness activities across our social media platforms and work together to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer. Generating awareness is critical to raising vital funds for research – research that will lead to more treatment options for patients. The Lustgarten […]

Holiday
Rock & Roll Bash

Join us on Decemer 3rd for a night of holiday fun – dancing, delicious food and drinks, and an exclusive performance by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks host the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. To date, this fabulous event has raised more […]

Nearly $1 Million Raised for Research!

Thank You, Long Island! Our Long Island Walk was a huge success, and we are incredibly grateful to our presenting sponsor, Northwell Health, and all of the walkers, team members, researchers, volunteers, speakers and other sponsors who shared this day of hope with us. Because of your support, we had one of our largest crowds […]

Alex Trebek’s PSA

Alex Trebek Lends His Voice To Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month We are grateful that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has shared his story and helped to raise global awareness for pancreatic cancer and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with his PSA for the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. Join us throughout the month of November as we unveil [...]

Possible drug target for pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that accounts for 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Patients who suffer from hereditary pancreatitis have a 40 to 50 percent lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Dannielle Engle, a former Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow who was recently appointed Assistant Professor at Salk Institute, studies the progression […]

Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

After multiple Emmy award-winning “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek, announced that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the news has drawn attention to the disease and raised questions related to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Aaron Sasson, director of the Pancreatic Cancer Center at Stony Brook University and chief of […]

I love you, Mom:
A Living Tribute

When I began this project, my hopes for it were somewhat modest, but important.  I shared images from my mother’s life on Facebook — tiny slices of her then almost 74 years as a daughter, a summer camper, a counselor, a student, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a teacher, a philanthropist, a passionate theatregoer, and a lover of language (to name only a few). I had hoped to create a living and breathing portrait, one that would both delight and remind my mom of the wonderful life she had lived and the range of people she had impacted and influenced.  I also had hoped that in sharing these images, each day from February 1, 2018—one month after her diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic cancer— until January 13, 2019, the day following her woefully untimely death, I could somehow create and fuel a community of supporters to nurture those memories and to engage my mom in an online conversation that could buoy her spirits and positively occupy her time.  I set out to harness the immediacy, range, and force of social media for good.  And it worked.

New Chief Medical Advisor

Internationally Renowned Cancer Immunologist Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D. Joins the Lustgarten Foundation The Lustgarten Foundation announced today the appointment of Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., the immediate past president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), as its new Chief Medical Advisor. Dr. Jaffee is an internationally recognized expert in cancer immunology, with specific expertise […]

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