The Lustgarten Foundation‘s 14th Annual Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held on the morning of Sunday, September 10th, at Elm Town Park in Delmar.
Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest cancer, with a five-year survival rate of only eight percent. Walk leader Neil Piper and his wife, Shari, founded the event after losing multiple family members to the disease. The Lustgarten Foundation directs 100 percent of all funds raised to crucial research.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk will start at 10:15 a.m.
The walk itself is 1.2 miles. The entire event is handicap-accessible, child-friendly, stroller-friendly, and pet-friendly. In addition to the walk, there will be a pick-a-prize auction; a 50/50 raffle; a pet parade; free refreshments; a pancreatic cancer information area; purple hair extensions; 10-minute chair massages; entertainment by The Puppet People; and live music by Code Blue. The first 500 walkers will receive a free t-shirt and a goody bag.
Click here for walker and volunteer registration and information. Walker registration is $50 and can either be paid in advance or through funds raised at the walk.