Walk raises $150K for pancreatic cancer research

September 23, 2019 01:11 PM

A record-breaking amount of money was raised at this year's Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer in Delmar.

Organizers collected $150,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation.


All the money will be used for pancreatic cancer research, including early detection methods.

The walk was started 16 years ago by Shari and Neil Piper. Neil lost his mother, sister, and brother to pancreatic cancer. His family wanted to turn that grief into action and fight for a cure.

The Lustgarten Foundation is the world's largest private funder of research for pancreatic cancer.


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