Walk with us and be a part of the cure! On November 3, 2019, the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk returns to Denver for a morning of inspiration and determination to beat pancreatic cancer. 

“The Lustgarten Foundation has had a tremendous impact on advancing pancreatic cancer detection and treatment. I have participated in several Lustgarten-funded pancreatic cancer clinical trials testing novel anti-cancer agents,” said Wells Messersmith, MD, Associate Director for Translational Research, who is the keynote speaker at the event. “We hope to have a great turnout this year, and we look forward to the whole community joining us in our mission of one day finding a cure!” 

One hundred percent of every dollar raised at the walk will go directly to pancreatic cancer research—research that is already changing patients’ lives, offering renewed hope, and advancing early detection and new treatments. Together, we can ensure that many more patients become long-term survivors. 

Walk Information: 

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019 

Location: Sloan’s Lake Park (4001 West 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204); park is located approximately 6 blocks east of Sheridan near Utica Street. 

Time: Registration: 9:00am | Walk begins: 10:30am 

The walk route is wheelchair accessible and stroller/dog friendly. 

Free parking is available on the neighborhood streets surrounding the park. 


Pancreatic Cancer Facts 

  • Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers. 
  • Only 9% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years.
  • In the past 40 years, survival rates of pancreatic cancer have not substantially increased. 
  • Pancreatic cancer typically has no early warning signs, so the disease is usually diagnosed at later stages.
  • Currently there are no tools to diagnose the disease in its early stages. 
  • In 2019 an estimated 56,770 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and more than 45,750 will die from the disease. 

Source for statistics: American Cancer Society 

About Lustgarten Foundation

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 $186 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.