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(From left) Pancreatic-cancer survivors Lupe Romero, Thom Mrozek and Frida Vasquez-Hallen enjoyed the LACC as an opportunity to connect with families and friends touched by the disease.
Photo: Angela Daves-Haley

The 19th Annual LA Cancer Challenge kicked off Halloween celebrations on Sunday, October 30, 2016, on the UCLA campus. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K walk/run, sponsored by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, benefit the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases.

The event featured a Fit Family Expo with a Halloween Kids Zone, including a bounce house and pumpkin arts and crafts. Attendees enjoyed music and entertainment, food and beverages, as well as health and fitness booths. First-, second- and third-place finishers in each age category received a medal and a Big 5 Sporting Goods gift card. The organizers encouraged children to participate by holding the “Kids Can Cure Fun Run” for children ages 2 to 7, and a children’s costume parade.

Since 1998, the LA Cancer Challenge has raised more than $7.3 million for pancreatic-cancer research. The 20th annual event will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at UCLA.

For more information, contact Gretchen McGarry at: (310) 794-4746

 





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