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.
We’re grateful for the Lustgarten Foundation community’s resilience and determination to push forward with socially distanced walks and find creative new avenues for fundraising during the pandemic. With a generous $100,000 match from the Dozen Dimes Foundation and unbridled enthusiasm from volunteers and walkers, the virtual events were a resounding success. Despite navigating the limitations imposed by the pandemic, thousands of participants were united in their efforts to support pancreatic cancer research, joining in virtual walks beginning in March 2020, including the first National Virtual Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research held on June 28. Participants donned purple t-shirts and stepped up and out—in their neighborhoods, driveways, local parks, or homes—and shared their stories on social media. Friends, families, co-workers and neighbors celebrated their collective achievements and their commitment to raising money for pancreatic cancer research.
Thank you, GenesisCare/21st Century Oncology, for sponsoring the 2020 Southwest Florida Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk.
Thank you, GenesisCare/21st Century Oncology, for sponsoring the 2020 Southwest Florida Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk.
Thank you, Northwell Health! Northwell Health was the exclusive sponsor of the 2020 virtual walks in the New York metropolitan area, including our first New York Virtual Walk. We were so grateful to team up with Northwell Health for the second year to support pancreatic cancer patients!
12,000 Walkers
$2.85 Million Raised in 2020
$47.4 Million Raised since inception
981 Participating Teams
On September 9, 2019, a full field of golfers hit the links at the Old Oaks Country Club for Lustgarten’s Tee’d Off at Cancer tournament, organized by the Wallack family. Participants played 18 holes on the beautiful rolling greens of the championship course, raising nearly $180,000. Thank you to (left to right) Dr. Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Lustgarten Scientific Advisory Board member; Dr. David Rivadeneira, Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington; Dr. Bhuvanesh Singh, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Richard Barakat, Northwell Health Cancer Institute, for joining in the event.
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In 2019, MSG Entertainment/MSG Sports and AMC Networks hosted the 19th Annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash, Lustgarten’s signature fundraising event. Emcee DJ Cassidy and iconic Radio City Rockettes entertained partygoers at TAO Downtown in New York City. Guests were dressed to impress, reveling in the nightclub’s swanky vibes as they dined and danced the night away. We are so grateful to the sponsors, attendees and donors who together raised more than $1 million for research.
Thank you to all the community event organizers and supporters who demonstrated that even during a pandemic, your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to fund pancreatic cancer research and save lives couldn’t be stopped. You held more than 200 events, including the approximately 115 listed here which each raised at least $1,000, and you inspired your families, friends and communities to join the fight to end pancreatic cancer. We are so grateful for your generosity.
  • BFA Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game in Memory of Barbara Clark
  • Big Deb Classic Fishing Tournament in Memory of Deborah Bailey
  • Canter for the Cure in Memory of Arlene Bates Toyne
  • Desmond Cooke 111 Mile Walk
  • Diamond Hill CrossFit Fundraiser
  • Ed Wehrman Memorial Fishing Trip
  • Gumpy’s Crew Kids Triathlon
  • Hauppauge Softball Fundraiser
  • Hills For Howard
  • Massapequa High School Basketball Alumni Game Charity Fundraiser
  • Port Jefferson Yacht Club Foundation Village Cup Regatta
  • Purple Pucks for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer
  • Steve Koziol Memorial Salmon Derby
  • Steve Rickert Memorial Shoot
  • Swim to Cure Pancreatic Cancer
  • Terry Rau Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Co-Ed Washer Tournament
  • The Second Annual Matt Fields Memorial Spin Extravaganza
  • Wellesley Black Rhinos Soccer Club in Memory of Jim Santaniello
  • In Memory of Uncle Tim—Marine Corps Marathon
  • Jo and George’s Just Us Jerks Tough Mudder PC Fundraiser
  • J.P. Steers for the Brooklyn Half Marathon
  • NYC Half Marathon—Michelle Bernstein, Peter Bernstein, Greg Chapin, Larry Doyle, Rachel Gerber, Caroline Kiggins, Austin Leist, Daniel Murphy, Madi Roe
  • NYC Virtual Marathon—Sean Rosenberg, Jack Statfeld
  • RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon
  • Anything for Family in Memory of Murray Navarro
  • In Honor of Bernie Reilly
  • In Honor of David R. Gibson
  • In Honor of Philip Drucker
  • In Loving Memory of Michael F. Pasquale
  • In Loving Memory of Vivian Schneider
  • In Memory of Arline and Stan
  • In Memory of Bob Hsieh
  • In Memory of Brian J. Richmand
  • In Memory of Bubby—Gangadhar Mantravadi
  • In Memory of Chris Halvorson—Lacey
  • In Memory of Fred Hauser
  • In Memory of Gladys Norma Taylor
  • In Memory of Harriet Koretsky
  • In Memory of Hernando Rasay
  • In Memory of Jacotte
  • In Memory of Josef Cooper
  • In Memory of Linda—Our Warrior
  • In Memory of Michael DiLonardo
  • In Memory of Pedro Franco
  • In Memory of Ralph E. Bell Sr.
  • In Memory of Thomas Warren
  • In Memory of Yolanda Jackson
  • Oscar “Ozzie” Snyder Memorial
  • AOH Division 2 Golf Outing in Honor and Memory of Msgr. Jim Kissane
  • Brett Rollman Memorial Golf Outing
  • Camille Della Torri Golf Outing
  • Carol B. Smith Memorial Golf Outing
  • Carol Bossone Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Croatian American Charitable Foundation Golf Outing in Memory of Val Blaskovic
  • Debbie Open Golf Outing
  • Ed Outslay Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Golf Tournament in Memory of JoAnn McGovern
  • Hit & Run Golf
  • Jake’s Men’s Club 13th Annual Golf Outing
  • Joe LoCicero Memorial Golf Invitational
  • NAPMW in Memory of Francis Makin
  • Richard W. Grabowski Golf Tournament
  • Scramble for Shelly
  • Terry Hagen Memorial Golf Tournament
  • The Larry Golf Classic
Social Events
  • Alpha Zeta Omega Fundraiser
  • Americana Manhasset Champions for Charity
  • Ardsley Children’s Center BBQ
  • Bell Silvercraft Club Fundraiser in Memory of Judy Resel
  • Block Party in Memory of Hester Riley
  • Bonnie Sollog Talent Show
  • Boston Scientific No Shave November
  • Bring A Buck
  • Calf for a Cause
  • Chess for Cancer
  • Chop and Stout Month at Shoreline Brewery
  • Concert/Fundraiser in Honor of Elissa Queen
  • Facebook
  • Frank’s Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • Fred Preston Charity Tournament
  • Gala Charity Night
  • Jack Greenspan Fundraiser
  • Judy Field Memorial Foundation Music Festival
  • Leonard Park Wines & Spirits Event in Honor of Joseph Larizza
  • Marriott RMAS Rising Stars
  • Musical Benefit and Tea in Memory of Serge
  • Nancy J. Semmel Foundation Beefsteak Dinner
  • Naperville Police Department No Shave November
  • NJ Hi-Railers Calendar Sales
  • No Shave November Fraternal Order of Police
  • Owens Charity Auction
  • Pancakes for a Purpose in Memory of David A. Anstadt and John Bradley
  • Players Brawl, LLC
  • Raddle the Bottoms Bluegrass and Folk Festival
  • Raising Hope for Others
  • Sal Cannizzo Memorial BBQ
  • Sellers Publishing, Inc. Fundraiser
  • Shooting for a Cure for Pancreatic Cancer
  • Shop for a Cause 519 Event
  • Stone House Nursery Father’s Day Fundraiser
  • Zavaros Family Fundraiser
  • I Love You, Mom
Walks and Runs
  • 5cacia Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Ohio University
  • 5K Beer Run/Walk in Memory of Beth Moore & Thomas Lesselyong
  • Bob Kochka Memorial 5K Run/Walk
  • Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K and Chillin’ for Chili Cook-Off
  • Gloria’s 5K
  • Help Fight Cancer Walk Lake Wallkill
  • Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run/Walk
  • Prodoehl/Agozzino Memorial Run/Walk
  • Purple Ribbon 5K Run/Walk
  • Yonina’s Fight—5K
Ten-year-old Jack started his own virtual walk in Philadelphia, raising more than $5,000.
Sean joined Lustgarten’s NYC virtual marathon team in memory of his dad–his hero. The Lustgarten team raised $36,500 for research.