Pound the Pavement & the Lustgarten Foundation
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is the deadliest major cancer, with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. In 2019, it is predicted that more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Founded in 2014, Pound the Pavement was established to raise awareness of and funds for pancreatic cancer research. Annually, we host a 5k run/ 2-mile walk on the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend.
The event is presented by the Neptune Township Committee and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
To date, Pound The Pavement has raised well over $200,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation through generous donations and event registration fees.
The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research. They are relentlessly focussed on improving patient outcomes and are making progress every day. Thanks to separate funding to support administration expenses, 100% of every donation goes directly to research.