Thanks to advances in treatment, overall U.S. cancer death rates are steadily dropping. Unfortunately, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer is still dismal.

Cancer treatment advances are the result of scientific research. But research follows dollars, and in spite of being the nation’s fourth leading cancer killer, pancreatic cancer receives only 2% of federal research funding. Simply stated, more money is needed to help researchers identify better treatments and a cure for this disease.

We have joined forces with The Lustgarten Foundation and will participate in their Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk lustgartenbecause they are the nation’s largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research. Now, thanks to Cablevision Systems Corporation’s commitment to underwrite the Foundation’s administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar donated to The Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Please support me in the Walk, and help ensure that pancreatic cancer patients have a fighting chance. My family and I thank you for your support.