Albany Capital District Walk for Hope

The 2016 13th Annual
Albany Capital District
“Walk for Hope”
for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Thank you, all 500+ walkers, our excellent committee, our hard-working volunteers and our generous corporate sponsors for making the Walk such a success.
We raised a record amount of over $125,785,
and it’s still growing!
Stay tuned, and watch this page for next year’s Walk date.  We’ll post it here, on January 2nd, 2017.


WNYT Forum for Walk
Shari Piper, along with Sue Patterson and Therese O’Calloghan were interviewed by Phil Bayly of WNYT-TV (Channel 13) news on Saturday morning’s FORUM 13.  To see the interview, click here.

Code Blue at The Roadhouse Bar + Grille
Music by Code Blue Albany

Once again, the Capital District favorite, Code Blue Albany, will be joining us for the Sep 2017 Walk, covering songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Were they fabulous this year, or what!

The Puppet People of Schenectady


They’re alive!   The magic and wonder of puppetry will be back to visit at our Walk.  Mark and Michelle Carrigan created and move these enormous puppets among the walkers.  They’ve promised to join us again for the 14th annual Walk, Sep 2017.


 The Golf Outing was a blast

Rensselaer Honda again hosted the Tom Gorman Memorial Golf Outing in June, held at the Fairways Golf Course in Half Moon, NY, to benefit Lustgarten Foundation.  The generosity of the golfers resulted in a record-breaking total for the day!  And 100% of the proceeds will be used for pancreatic cancer research funded by Lustgarten Foundation.

“Dance Away Pancreatic Cancer”

We had a fantastic time on Saturday evening, March 19th, 2016 at our gala event honoring Dr. Jason Heckman, Dr. Rebecca Keim, and Mr. Andy James.
The event raised over $12,700!
Thank you to all who participated.
You can see pictures of the gala on Facebook (thanks to John Sullivan and David Piper) by clicking here.

Walk Video

Last summer, we had over 450 participants and raised over $94,500!
Here’s a glimpse of our 2015 Walk:
(Thanks to Joe Calderone, videographer par excellence, for providing this).

2015 pictures have been posted on Facebook.  Click these links to see Candid picsPet picsTeam pics and Walk pics.

Many thanks to our three very talented photographers:
Michael Buckley, Jeff Fox, and Linda Heim.


Thanks to ALL our Walk sponsors, and special thanks to Rensselaer Honda and  St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Assoc. in Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, for being long-time Platinum and Diamond sponsors.

Click here to see a list of our 2016 Walk Sponsors.

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

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

Information about pancreatic cancer:

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

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