FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Freeholder Ronald G. Rios
Chairman of the Public Health and Education Committee
Middlesex County Sponsors Pancreatic Cancer Walk
MAY 21, 2010 – The Middlesex County Public Health Department and the Middlesex County Cancer Coalition are sponsoring the Second Annual Pancreatic Cancer Walk to raise community awareness about the disease and to help raise funds to aid research.
The event is scheduled to be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5 and start at the Stephen J. Capestro Theatre (the site where Plays-in-the-Park is shown) inside the County’s Roosevelt Park on Route 1 in Edison.
“Last year’s walk raised about $1,700 to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios, chair of the County’s Public Health and Education Committee. “That funding was put toward a pancreatic cancer clinical trial earlier this year that tested the effectiveness of new vaccine combinations and immune response. The more we learn about how to treat pancreatic cancer, the more people we can save from this devastating disease.”
“We are very lucky to have the Cancer Institute of New Jersey as a partner again this year and to have students from the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Bio Medical Sciences as volunteers to help with the walk. I urge residents to come and join us for a morning walk to support a great cause.”
Persons interested in participating in the walk can visit http://www.cinjfoundation.org/forms/pancwalk.php to register. The first 300 people to register online will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is free, but donations are encouraged.
If you have questions about the event or need additional information, contact Padma Arvind by phone at (732) 745-3140 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.