The Lustgarten Foundation, founded in 1998 and based in Bethpage, NY, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of advancing scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. It is the largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research.
Thanks to a commitment from Cablevision to underwrite The Lustgarten Foundation‘s administrative expenses, 100% of every donation received goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. The Lustgarten Foundation is a 4-Star charity on Charity Navigator, ranking at the highest level for its organizational and financial transparency, low administrative costs, board, and growth.
The Lustgarten Foundation has funded more than $90 million for pancreatic cancer research since its inception in 1998.
The Lustgarten Foundation mission is as follows:
• To advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by:
• Increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer;
• Facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities about basic and clinical research efforts that relate to pancreatic cancer;
• Heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.
Please visit them at www.lustgarten.org