The Lustgarten Foundation’s mission is 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; and heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends. With only a 6% survival rate, pancreatic cancer is a lethal type of cancer that affects an average of one in 68 people.
The auctions all start between $10 and $25, allowing fans of all income brackets a chance to participate. All proceeds from the auctions will go to The Lustgarten Foundation. To place your bid, please visit www.compassionvscancer.com to view all of the auctions, which will remain open until May 17th.
To learn more about The Lustgarten Foundation and how 100% of donations go to research, please visit www.lustgarten.org.
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