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September 10, 2013 > Pancreatic Northern California Walk

Pancreatic Northern California Walk

Submitted By Michele Martinez

My aunt, Antonia Martinez, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008, and after a nine-month battle, succumbed to this aggressive disease. To bring awareness and much needed research money to eradicate this disease, my cousin and I wanted to participate in a charity event, but found there were no local events to support. We decided to partner with Lustgarten Foundation and establish a walk to honor my aunt and all those affected by this disease.

In four years, we have raised nearly $100,000 with the help and support of about 150 walkers. We have also been blessed with support from local Fremont businesses in the form of gift cards, water, snacks, etc. to provide for the walkers, keeping this event truly grassroots.

This year, we are hosting the 5th annual "Pancreatic Northern California Walk" at Lake Elizabeth on Saturday, September 14. There will be a barbecue lunch, silent auction, and raffle in addition to the exercise, and anyone who would like to come out and join the walk is welcome.

We still need as much support as we can get to be able to provide the walkers with water, snacks, and a free barbecue after the walk. Please consider donating a case of water, bananas, bagels, or whatever possible to help us surpass the success of last year's walk. Any donation is much appreciated!

For more information, please contact Michele Martinez at (408) 234-2759 or Leticia Martinez at (408) 203-4082.

Pancreatic Northern California Walk
Saturday, Sept 14
8 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Walk
Lake Elizabeth
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
Picnic Area C (Nearest Sailway Dr. Entrance), Fremont
(408) 234-2759

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