The ninth annual Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk, presented by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners and the Neptune Township Committee, in support of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Headliner Night Club located at 1401 Route 35.
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is the deadliest major cancer, with a five-year survival rate of just nine percent, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
“I am so excited to once again support the Pound the Pavement for Pancreatic Cancer fundraiser,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “As a co-founder of this run and seeing the severity of this cancer firsthand, it is my mission to raise awareness and funds for research to extend and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed as well as offer support for these patients and their families. To date, Pound the Pavement has raised nearly $200,000 for pancreatic cancer research and we could not be prouder of the work being done to support this important cause.”
Proceeds to support the Lustgarten Foundation
Proceeds from the run/walk will support the Lustgarten Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer, as well as providing information to patients and their caregivers. The Foundation was named in honor of Marc Lustgarten, a former Cablevision vice chairman who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away in 1999.
Those interested can register at www.poundthepavementnj.org.On-site registration and pre-registration packet pick up will be Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 5-7 p.m. and Race Day registration will also be available on Sept. 24. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-455-2107.
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