Pace Football Tackles Pancreatic Cancer

On October 29, the Pace Football team goes purple as they take on Bentley in a fundraising game to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The Pace University Football Team is proud to announce their affiliation with The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The Setters will take on Bentley University on October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and a portion of the ticket-sale proceeds will go to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. Representatives from the Foundation will be in attendance, accepting donations for pancreatic cancer research and giving out purple bracelets throughout the game. They will also provide the athletes with metal pins and bracelets prior to the game.

Pace Football and The Lustgarten Foundation will work together to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer by heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients and their families and friends. Pace Football Head Coach Chris Dapolito commented, “The Pace Football program is honored to partner with the Lustgarten Foundation. We are aware of the excellent work they have been doing and we are excited about being a part of their team.”

Marc Lustgarten, a graduate of Pace University, inspired the establishment of The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in 1999. A Cablevision Vice Chairman and Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Lustgarten died at age 52 following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. Lustgarten joined Cablevision in 1975 as assistant general counsel and quickly became instrumental in helping transform what was then solely a Long Island cable television system into a broad-based entertainment and sports colossus.

On April 1, 2012, Pace Football will also participate in The Lustgarten Foundation’s Third Annual Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, in Rye, NY.  The Foundation also hosts several other annual fundraising events that include the Grand Gourmet, the Marc Lustgarten Memorial Golf Outing and the Holiday Rock and Roll Bash. For more information, go to www.lustgarten.org.

In addition to their affiliation with the Lustgarten Foundation, Pace Athletics partnered with Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) to establish a breast cancer awareness campaign for the 2011-2012 school year benefiting the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center. T-shirts with a Pace Goes Pink logo and the phrase “Fighting Cancer Together” will be sold for $5 throughout the year. For more information about the partnership and fundraising games, click here.