NEW YORK – Theheld her annual walk on Sunday to help fight pancreatic cancer.
Jenna DeAngelis and John Dias of CBS2 hosted the event as walkers gathered at Pier 84 on the West Side.
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Participants headed to Chelsea Piers and back on the entire 2.4-mile route. All proceeds will go to fund pancreatic cancer research.
“I’m going to get my friend Emily. We lost her in August,” participant Linda Avery said. “Lustgarten and their research helped her survive for five years.”
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“We want doctors to be able to say, ‘Yes, but’ ‘Yes, you have it, but yes, we have a cure,” said Michael Muzyk, president of Baldor Specialty Foods.
CBS2 is the proud media sponsor of this walk.
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According to Lustgarten’s website, nearly $ 336,000 was raised at Sunday’s event.