The Lustgarten Foundation

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine


415 Crossways Park DrSuite DWoodbury, NY 11747 United States

Organization Information

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.


Tax ID #: 31-1611837

Pancreatic cancer is swift and silent, often undetected until it’s too late. It is estimated that more than 56,000 individuals will be diagnosed with the disease and 44,000 will pass away this year. The overall five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just nine percent and most with advanced cancer die within a year. There are no early detection tests, no effective long-term treatments and, unless the cancer is surgically removed in its earliest stages, there is no cure. It is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

About the Lustgarten Foundation

The Lustgarten Foundation is America’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research. Based in Woodbury, New York, the Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease through awareness campaigns and fundraising events. Since its inception, the Foundation has directed $165 million to research and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found.


Would you recommend The Lustgarten Foundation?
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by V J. (January 13, 2024)
This was a wonderful experience to be a part of an event to raise funds for much needed support and research.
by Kimberly H. (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.
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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