The Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and The Lustgarten Foundation have joined forces once again to present DASH FOR DETECTION 5K Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research on Saturday, June 1 at Grant Park. All proceeds will be dedicated to early detection pancreatic cancer research.
DATE: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Rain or Shine
TIME: Registration opens at 7:30 AM/ Run begins at 9:00 AM
with walk starting several minutes later
PLACE: Grant Park where East Randolph meets Lake Michigan
DETAILS: 5K course along Chicago's lakefront. Run is chip timed
REGISTRATION: $35 for adult walkers and runners
$20 for 14 years and under walkers and runners
TO REGISTER: Online at www.rolfefoundation.org or call 312-726-7766 .
SPONSORS: NBC Chicago is the media sponsor
NBC News Anchor, Rob Stafford is the MC
101.9 THE MIX is the radio sponsor
About the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The Rolfe Foundation is based in Chicago, Illinois and was founded in 1999 by the family and friends of Michael Rolfe who died of pancreatic cancer two weeks after diagnosis. The Rolfe Foundation raises charitable dollars to provide grants to top-tier medical institutions for innovative research in early detection pancreatic cancer. The Foundation also partners with organizations that offer specialized support services for patients and families. Currently, the Foundation supports pancreatic cancer labs at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, The University of Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital. Since inception the Rolfe Foundation has raised $5 million toward its mission. To learn more, visit www.rolfefoundation.org .
About The Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation, based in Bethpage, New York, is America's largest private foundation working solely on pancreatic cancer research. The Foundation provides critical support in the search for better diagnostics and treatment of pancreatic cancer, and to date has provided more than $38 million to more than 125 research projects at some of the world's most prestigious medical and research centers. To learn more, visit www.lustgarten.org .