Thanks to a great committee, excellent rock music from Code Blue – an outstanding band with great versatility, and of course all our Walk participants, the Walk was a rousing success. Over 400 people rallied round the pavilion; and we raised over $80,000 (so far). The 50/50 raffle winner graciously donated the winnings to Lustgarten – thank you! And we had a great silent auction which included a 4-burner CharBroil barbeque grill generously donated by Paraco Gas. Our sponsors were extremely generous in helping us reach the $80,000 mark, headed up by Rensselaer Honda, our Diamond sponsor. Thank you so much! The Puppet People from Schenectady entertained everyone, and kids got cute painted tattoos on their faces by our resident face painter. Special thanks to Drs. Choma, Heckman and Heim for providing information about PC to our Walk participants. And with Price Chopper’s sponsorship, we provided free coffee, tea and water bottles to all participants. We even had cider donuts for a small donation; they sold out within two hours! The Coccadotts Van was on site, providing dee-licious cupcakes. A portion of their profits were donated to Lustgarten.
We feel very proud that that the Albany Capital District community has taken such an interest in fighting pancreatic cancer. Are you wondering about what kind of research Lustgarten has funded? Take a look at the Lustgarten website – www.lustgarten.org, and click on “get research information” on the menu bar at the top.
Thanks again to everyone who helped with the Walk and for raising money for Lustgarten Foundation. Stay tuned for even more events in the Capital District this coming year.
Warmest regards to all,
Neil and Shari Piper