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17th Annual Lustgarten Foundation
Albany Capital District Walk
for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Elm Ave. Town Park, Delmar, NY

Check-in and Registration:  8:00 am
Introductions:  10:00 am
Walk begins:  10:15 am

Remember, 100% of all funds raised for Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to PC research.

Many thanks to AngioDynamics, creators of the NanoKnife, for helping us reach our goal of $150,000, this past year! You can find out more about them by clicking here.
Click here to see a YouTube presentation made during this past November-Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, hear a PC survivor, John Neet talk about his experience, and hear Shari Piper discuss strides made by the Lustgarten Foundation.

We’re more than just a Walk:

Code Blue Albany – live music by extremely talented musicians, and one of the best 60’s thru 80’s cover bands in the area. CBA plays all over the Capital District and has been supporting our Walk for many years.

Relaxing Massages – by Cindy Kelsey and Lenny Zigler, who will once again provide their services to Walk participants.
Purple Hair Extensions – provided by Melanie Wagner of Shear Simplicity. The kids and those young at heart love these.
Schenectady Puppet People - They're alive!   The magic and wonder of puppetry will be back to visit our Walk.  Mark Carrigan created these giant puppets and will once again be here to amaze everyone.

Pet Parade – contest for prizes, in three categories: Best Dressed Pet; Funniest Pet; and Best Overall Pet. Three volunteer youngsters will judge the contestants.
Face Painting – provided by Karen Anthony. Hey, she also does hands!
Pick-a-Prize Auction – a big draw each year. Items provided by local merchants and other contributors throughout the Capital District.
We also have a 50/50 Raffle and a “special” raffle of an item donated by Hannoush Jewelers.

Refreshments – our local merchants support us each year. Thanks to Dunkin' for coffee and tea, Price Chopper for Apple Cider and Apple Cider donuts,
and Hannaford for bottled water.

Many thanks to our five talented photographers:  Marty Bannan, Jeff Fox, Linda Heim, David Piper and John Sullivan.

2019 Walk Pics:
Team photos
Kids photos
Candid photos
General Walk photos
Pet photos



For 2020 sponsorship information, click here to open and print an application form, solicitation letter and presentation file.

Feel free to email us at info@albanypcrwalk.org with potential sponsors and we’ll gladly contact them to discuss opportunities.

Thanks to ALL our Walk sponsors, and special thanks to Rensselaer Honda and  St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Assoc. in Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, AngioDynamics, Ostroff Associates and Albany Gastroenterology Associates.

Click here to see a list of all of last year’s Walk Sponsors.

Additional Supporting Walk Events

— Golf Outing – the Rensselaer Honda Tom Gorman Memorial Golf Outing will take place at the Fairways of Halfmoon in Mechanicville, NY on Thursday, June 11th, 2020.

— Lustgarten Day at Saratoga Race TrackAugust  2020 date to be announced.  One of the races will be earmarked for Lustgarten Foundation.  And at 11:30 am more than twenty Trainers will be available to sign autographs for donations at the Paramutuel windows on the concourse.  The signing is in memory of Trainer Dominic Galluscio, who passed away at age 55 after gallantly battling pancreatic cancer.  Don’t miss it!
(Thank you to the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and to NYRA).

>>  Are you planning a local event that would support Lustgarten? 
Please let us know, and we’ll post it – send email to info@albanypcrwalk.org.

Information about pancreatic cancer:

CLICK HERE for Info about PC | Click here for Lustgarten Quick Facts

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