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Mission Statement

Our Mission

To advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by:

  • Increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer;
  • Facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities about basic and clinical research efforts that relate to pancreatic cancer;
  • Heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.


The Lustgarten Foundation, based in Bethpage, New York, is America's largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research. Founded in 1998, 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 more than 40 medical and research centers worldwide.

The Lustgarten Foundation and Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading media and entertainment company, together launched curePC, a public awareness campaign that uses Cablevision's high-profile assets to draw attention to the fight against pancreatic cancer. As part of this campaign, Cablevision made a multi-year commitment to underwrite all of The Lustgarten Foundation's administrative costs to ensure that 100 percent of every dollar donated to the Foundation will go directly to pancreatic cancer research.

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Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend The Lustgarten Foundation?

by Kimberly H. (Administrator for this Organization) (December 26, 2013)
The Lustgarten Foundation is a wonderful organization raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Research. I have volunteered for them as a walk leader for two years at the Howard County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in Ellicott City, MD. The support I received from Florence, the walk manager, was superb! We could not have had the walk without her support and her leadership. Since the walk started in 2012, we have raised over $50k to go to Lustgarten and Pancreatic Cancer Research. Thank you to all the volunteers who have come out to help us in the past walks! We are doing it again, August 10, 2014 at Centennial Park!
by Amarah K. (March 21, 2012)
I tried multiple times to get in touch with this group for one of their events where I wanted to bring a group. Sadly, my calls were not returned, and neither were my emails. In the future I hope this group will respond faster.
by Tara S. (February 24, 2011)
Lustgarten has helped me to organize the Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in memory of my wonderful mom, Gigi Shanes-Hernandez, who died of pancreatic cancer on April 9, 2009. Last year’s “Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk” raised over $129,000 for pancreatic cancer research. We would appreciate all volunteers, walkers, donors, and sponsors. http://ryewalk2011.kintera.org
by jeanne n. from Uniondale, NY (July 25, 2010)
It was a great event that has a very meaningful cause. The staff was great, and the people were so welcoming. i will definitely recommend this organization to anyone.
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