18 Hole Stroll for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Move over COVID-19, we can’t be stopped, say’s 24-year-old, Brittany Vose! Travelers Championship, a PGA TOUR Event and the 18 Hole Stroll for Pancreatic Cancer Research, will go on!
Cromwell, CT,June 4, 2020–Due to COVID-19, this year, the 18 Hole Stroll for Pancreatic Cancer Research, which is normally held at the Travelers Championship, will look a little different. Brittany, who started the 18 Hole Stroll 11 years ago to honor her father’s memory, wants to keep her momentum going, not allowing COVID-19 to stop her from her quest to raise a million dollars for pancreatic cancer research. The 2020 Travelers Championship will be played without spectators, but it will be broadcast on TV beginning Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28.
"We know these are challenging times for many families, but pancreatic cancer patients can't wait," said Brittany. "With the support of walkers over the past 11 years, we've been able to raise more than $550,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research. Due to the pandemic,on Sunday, June 28, 2020, the 18 Hole Stroll will have no walkers, but I would like to make it a “Remembrance Day” for all the loved ones we have lost to pancreatic cancer, as well as, those who are currently fighting the fight.”
Participants can share how they are honoring their loved one on this day of remembrance by posting a picture or a video on social media and tagging the Foundation at @LustgartenFDN. Additionally, the Travelers Championship, Birdies for Charity program will donate $.15 for every dollar raised, which will help the Lustgarten Foundation fund even more pancreatic cancer research.
For more information and to donate, please visitlustgarten.org/18holestroll(be sure to make your donation with the purple “Donate” button in the middle of the page) or call Brittany Vose at (860) 336-7548 or Pat O’Connor at (860) 657-5745.
According to the American Cancer Society, this year, more than 57,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 47,000 people will pass away from the disease in the United States—including 500 Connecticut residents. Working to change these statistics, the Lustgarten Foundation has achieved significant milestones in understanding and treating pancreatic cancer and in detecting it earlier–advancements that are already improving patient outcomes and enabling some patients to live longer.
“While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to walk together at the 18 Hole Stroll as we have in years passed, we are thankful to Brittany for creating a day of remembrance for supporters of the walk to participate in,” said Kerri Kaplan, president and CEO of the Lustgarten Foundation. “With this continued support, we can ensure critical research to identify better treatment options and early detection methods continue at an accelerated pace for patients and their loved ones,” she said.
About the Lustgarten Foundation The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world. Based in Woodbury, N.Y., the Foundation’s mission is to cure pancreatic cancer by funding scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pancreatic cancer; providing research information and clinical support services to patients, caregivers and individuals at high risk; and increasing public awareness and hope for those dealing with this disease. Since its inception, Lustgarten Foundation has directed $188 million to research and has assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. Thanks to separate funding to support administrative expenses, 100% of your donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.
For more information, visit www.lustgarten.org. Contact Vanessa Steil, Social Media & PR Manager, Lustgarten Foundation (516) 737-1566 |Cell: (631) 334-4587 |firstname.lastname@example.org