Albany Capital District Walk for Hope

The 2017 14th Annual
Albany Capital District
“Walk for Hope”
for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Join us on Sunday, September 10th, 2017.

Last year, we raised a record amount over $128,000,
and this year, we’ll raise even more!
Register for the Walk – click here

Golf Outing

Once again, Rensselaer Honda will host the Tom Gorman Memorial Golf Outing on June 8th, 2017, at the Fairways Golf Course in Half Moon, NY, to benefit Lustgarten Foundation.  Last year, the generosity of the golfers resulted in a record-breaking total for the day, raising over $20,000!  And 100% of the proceeds went directly to pancreatic cancer research funded by Lustgarten Foundation.  Click here to get more information and register.

Additional Supporting Walk Events

Dinner at Maggies Sports Bar – Wednesday evening, June 7th.  More info – click here.
Funny Bones – Laughter is the Best Medicine – Sunday, July 16th, 6-10 pm – click here.
Lustgarten Day at Saratoga Race Track – Saturday, August 19th – more info to follow.
Are you planning a local event that would support Lustgarten?  Please let us know, and we’ll post it – send email to

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.

2015 Walk Video

 Here’s a glimpse of our 2015 Walk:
(Thanks to Joe Calderone, videographer par excellence, for providing this.  We’re hoping to see Joe at the Walk this year, as well).

Many thanks to our five very talented photographers:
Michael Buckley, Jeff Fox, Linda Heim, David Piper and John Sullivan.


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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