Pancreatic cancer walk Saturday along Milford's shore

The seventh annual Lustgarten Walk—Milford will take place Saturday, May 19.

All of the money raised goes to advancing research aimed at early detection methods, better treatments, and ultimately, a cure for pancreatic cancer. Visit to register and learn more.

Volunteer walk leader Sharon Varga started this walk ago after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nine years ago. Determined to fight her disease, Varga has been walking each year to offer hope to other patients, their families, and survivors.

The family-friendly walk will feature a juggler, magician, unicyclist and games for kids, along with a Backbeat Band playing hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. at Walnut Beach.

The Lustgarten Foundation is America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Woodbury, N.Y., 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 Lustgarten Foundation has directed $154 million to research and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. Thanks to separate funding to support administrative expenses, 100% of donations go directly to pancreatic cancer research. For more information, visit