2020 Walks Are Now Virtual
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Lustgarten Foundation through one of our Pancreatic Cancer Research Walks. We’re so glad you’re here!
Walking on behalf of the Lustgarten Foundation has never been easier, as we have decided all remaining 2020 walks and community events will be virtual! To get started, check out our list of walks and events or search by location, then choose the one that works for you. Already registered? Fantastic! The only thing left to do is to fundraise and, if you’re up for it, recruit additional walkers.
What’s a virtual walk? Glad you asked! Simply put, a virtual walk is a symbolic, online fundraising event. Just register for the virtual walk of your choice, then, on the day and time of your chosen event, wear purple and take a walk on your own or with a small group of family and friends.
By choosing to walk, you’re joining thousands of others from across the country who have been touched by pancreatic cancer and committed to turning their experiences into a powerful force to defeat the disease. Together, step by step, we will achieve the Foundation’s vision of a world in which there is a cure for pancreatic cancer and patients can enjoy their lives.
COVID-19 has presented a significant challenge to achieving our vision. Our fundraising events have been hard hit by the pandemic and we’re depending on supporters like you to help keep our research projects moving forward at an accelerated pace. Pancreatic cancer can’t wait, and neither can we, so please register today and begin fundraising right away. Remember, 100 percent of your donations go directly to pancreatic cancer research.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and are worried about COVID-19, click over to our blog where you’ll find several existing posts dealing with the pandemic. We frequently update the blog, so bookmark the site and visit often:
o Ask the Experts: Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
o How to Cope with COVID-19 as a Pancreatic Cancer Patient
o So, Your State is Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know
Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!Find a Walk
Leading the Way with Research
As the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, the Lustgarten Foundation is relentlessly focused on funding research that will improve
patient outcomes. Our scientists are developing earlier detection tests and new, more effective treatment approaches that are helping patients today.
Understanding the basic biology of pancreatic cancer enables researchers to get to the very core of the disease. Every aspect of the disease is under investigation as we know it’s the only way to a cure. Progress is only possible once we understand the underpinnings of pancreatic cancer.
Once the fundamental research has been completed, it needs to be “translated” into medical practice. Our translational research program incorporates aspects of both basic science and clinical research, requiring skills and resources that are not readily available in a laboratory or clinical setting. Translational research is critical in order to bring new treatments to patients.
We are impacting patient’s lives in real time. There are hundreds of studies and clinical trials with patients benefitting from using therapies that effectively treat other cancers or by using existing pancreatic cancer drugs in new combinations, while new treatments are also in development. We are on the cusp of major breakthroughs that are improving long term survival.
Walk With Us!
Get inspired and connect with patients, survivors and loved ones who are all on the same journey. It’s a unique opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, reflect and remember as we move closer to a cure for pancreatic cancer. Whether you have walked with us for years or are a first-time participant, our walk will leave you energized and optimistic about the future. Together, we are raising critical dollars for research and changing lives. Help us reach this year’s fundraising goal of $4.6 million.Donate