Having lost his mother to the disease, singer, songwriter Gavin DeGraw knows firsthand how devastating pancreatic cancer is for patients and their families.

Gavin is turning his grief into action by helping the Lustgarten Foundation raise awareness by encouraging people to get involved with the Foundation.

“My mother didn’t make it and unfortunately right now that’s a common story. But it doesn’t have to be the story permanently,” DeGraw said. “By funding research, the Lustgarten Foundation is going to change the course of this disease. I encourage everyone to get involved in some way – join a walk or make a donation.”

DeGraw is part of a multi-faceted awareness campaign that includes a compelling video and radio spots in nine key walk markets – Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Long Island, New York City, Westchester, San Francisco and Seattle.

“The Lustgarten Foundation has the best people in the world working on this disease and 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to those researchers. We need to keep funding them so no one else has to suffer.”

“We are incredibly grateful to Gavin for sharing his story and lending his support to the Foundation,” said Kerri Kaplan, the Lustgarten Foundation’s President and CEO. “Raising awareness is another important part of what we do at the Foundation.”

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