(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.
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.
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