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L.A. Cancer Challenge The LA Cancer Challenge unites generations through physical fitness to create public awareness & raise funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer
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The LA Cancer Challenge brings together those touched by pancreatic cancer for a day dedicated to creating public awareness & raising funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Held on the last Sunday in October, the LACC is a Halloween themed 5, 10 & 15K run/walk and Kids Can Cure fun run held on the UCLA campus

Mission: To integrate and unite generations, young and old, through physical fitness participation, while creating public awareness and raising money to find a cure for pancreatic cancer

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We are proud that our founder, Agi, has been honored by UCLA Health! We so missed seeing everyone at UCLA this year for ...
12/28/2020
Don’t Give Up the Fight - Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

We are proud that our founder, Agi, has been honored by UCLA Health! We so missed seeing everyone at UCLA this year for the LA Cancer Challenge but our commitment to never give up remains. Thanks to your support we are making slow and steady progress towards a cure!

This article originally appeared in U Magazine, a publication of UCLA Health, David Geffen School of Medicine. The Centennial Campaign for UCLA Issue 2020’s theme was “Giving Matters – Visionary philanthropy shapes a new future for UCLA Health.” We are proud that our founder, Agi, is feature...

12/01/2020
Our Gift to You on Giving Tuesday: Yoga and Meditation with Alicia

This Giving Tuesday we are excited to share a true gift you with, a yoga & meditation class with our friend and supporter, Alicia “ACE” Easter.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement to spark generosity. As a thank you to all our supporters and the pancreatic cancer community, we are honored to host Alicia as she guides a Soul Liberation Heart-Flow yoga session followed by I Am Love meditation.

#GivingTuesday

11/19/2020
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

We are live for World Pancreatic Cancer Day with Marisa, a 21-year survivor and Wendy a 5-year pancreatic cancer survivor.
Plus, were going purple to raise awareness all day long! Join us and show off your purple for pancreatic cancer 💜💜💜

Come show off your purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day! We’ll have an amazing array of gifts and stunning flowers on ...
11/11/2020

Come show off your purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day! We’ll have an amazing array of gifts and stunning flowers on Nov. 19th at our Flower Truck LA pop-up

Pre-order your RBG Memorial Rose Combo today at https://forms.gle/sUkZtVC21hVBYXit5

Join us on November 19th for our World Pancreatic Cancer Day Flower Truck LA Pop-Up featuring a stunning RBG Memorial Rose Combo!

We'll have ACE Yoga candles, mask chains, purple awareness gear & more.

Pre-order your rose combo here: https://forms.gle/sUkZtVC21hVBYXit5

As we educate, inspire and empower throughout November, we're sharing a special tribute story from one of our amazing LA...
11/10/2020
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

As we educate, inspire and empower throughout November, we're sharing a special tribute story from one of our amazing LACC Team Captains! Take a moment to read his his moving message. Many thanks to James and the Movement Runners💜

It's #TributeTuesday in November, when we share dedication stories from people who inspire! In 2010, James, his son and a few friends participated in their first LACC. He didn't know that one day he'd be dedicating races to his mom Dorothy and rallying his community of Movement Runners. James shares his heartfelt message, "When someone you love is dealing with cancer you learn more about yourself. What you’re made of and the strength you have to live for them as well as yourself. You learn what’s important and not to waste time. You find your voice to inspire, motivate and never give up." Continue reading James & Dorothy's story and help us fight for a future free of pancreatic cancer when you give in November💜. http://pancreatic.org/finding-your-voice-to-inspire-motivate-and-never-give-up/

Glenn's Guys & Gals team captain, Lucas Buck shares why he is never giving Up in the fight to cure pancreatic cancer. "T...
11/04/2020
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Glenn's Guys & Gals team captain, Lucas Buck shares why he is never giving Up in the fight to cure pancreatic cancer.

"The reason being, it’s not if the disease will affect them in some way but when. I’ve teamed up with The Hirshberg Foundation for when that time that comes and it effects your life. I believe the hard work of researchers and others gave me an extra year with my brother because of the Whipple procedure. " -- Lucas

L.A. Cancer Challenge team captain, Lucas, shares why he won't stop fighting to cure pancreatic cancer. Join him in raising awareness throughout November -- Dedicate your own story & be inspired by our community

http://pancreatic.org/fighting-the-good-fight-for-glenn/

Happy Halloween to our LACC family! As you enjoy the holiday in new and safe ways, use this opportunity to incorporate p...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween to our LACC family! As you enjoy the holiday in new and safe ways, use this opportunity to incorporate purple in to your costume, keep raising awareness & walking for pancreatic cancer research! Check out more of the photos shared from Virtual LACC walk/runs and give your Halloween stroll meaning this year. Registration is still open for the LACC! Help support patients and finding a cure today💜

#virtuallacc #lacancerchallenge #run4cure #lacc2020 #hirshbergfoundation #pancreaticcancer #pancreaticcancerawareness #nevergiveup #wewillnevergiveup #cancerresearch

Kids of all ages walk, run (or ride in a stroller💜) for pancreatic cancer research every year! As families continue fund...
10/30/2020

Kids of all ages walk, run (or ride in a stroller💜) for pancreatic cancer research every year! As families continue fundraising and finishing the LACC 5K over Halloween weekend🎃, we’d like to share a few favorite photos and give a shout out to #MommyPoppins. Thank you for being a proud sponsor of the LACC and getting the word out to kiddos & families nationwide! Visit,
www.lacancerchallenge.com to register and walk this weekend!

#LACancerChallenge #VirtualLACC #LACC2020 #pancreaticcancer #pancreaticcancerresearch
#pancreaticcancerawareness #WeWillNeverGiveUp #NeverGiveUp
#mommypoppins @mommypoppinsla

The beautiful UCLA campus has been home to the LACC the past few years and although we missed gathering there this year,...
10/29/2020

The beautiful UCLA campus has been home to the LACC the past few years and although we missed gathering there this year, the UCLA Health Sciences Team kept up their support! Our partnership with UCLA has helped us establish a leading research hub for pancreatic cancer and we thank them for our continued partnership. Learn more about the services they’re providing during the COVID-19 pandemic and plasma donation when you visit http://support.pancreatic.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lacc_expo_2020

#virtuallacc #lacancerchallenge #run4cure #lacc2020 #hirshbergfoundation #pancreaticcancer #pancreaticcancerawareness #nevergiveup #wewillnevergiveup #cancerresearch #uclahealth

As we continue to fundraise for LACC we're thanking our incredible sponsors who helped us create another memorable event...
10/28/2020

As we continue to fundraise for LACC we're thanking our incredible sponsors who helped us create another memorable event across the country. THANK YOU to Wells Fargo, our annual Presenting Sponsor, for your continued support and words of encouragement! "Wells Fargo is proud to continue our support of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. We firmly stand behind their mission of finding a cure in honor of the thousands that are diagnosed each year and creating a premier center where the needs of all Pancreatic cancer patients can be addressed in one location."
Visit our online expo to learn more http://support.pancreatic.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lacc_expo_2020

A great article about our Virtual LACC Honorary Starter, Mine!You can still watch out Opening Ceremonies & hear Mine's s...
10/27/2020
Chuze Family: Mimi Vs. Cancer, The Story of a Warrior | Chuze Fitness

A great article about our Virtual LACC Honorary Starter, Mine!

You can still watch out Opening Ceremonies & hear Mine's story. There's still time to be a superhero for pancreatic cancer patients everywhere when you register for the LACC, plus, you'll get some ghoulish gear too!

https://chuzefitness.com/blog/chuze-family-mimi-vs-cancer-the-story-of-a-warrior/

Our very own Vice President of Fitness, Ani Oksayan, guest writes her story of family struggle and survival in the face of cancer in collaboration with The Hirshberg Foundation.

The 23rd Annual Virtual LACC was amazing but we're not done yet! 🎃Halloween is approaching and you can still rock your f...
10/27/2020

The 23rd Annual Virtual LACC was amazing but we're not done yet! 🎃Halloween is approaching and you can still rock your favorite costume or purple tutu while you walk or run for pancreatic cancer research. Registration will stay open this week as we raise funds and awareness💜. Register or make a donation at www.lacancerchallenge.com

Congratulations and thank you to our entire LACC family who successfully crossed the finish line today! Across 44+ state...
10/26/2020

Congratulations and thank you to our entire LACC family who successfully crossed the finish line today! Across 44+ states, together, we've raised over $350,000 for pancreatic cancer research and we're not done yet! We can feel the unity and love from your photos and we look forward to seeing many more. So, keep raising awareness, posting and talking about why fighting pancreatic cancer is important. We're in this together and we celebrate your incredible contribution today. Post about your virtual LACC experience with the hashtags #virtuallacc and #lacancerchallenge💜 More photos to come...

We’re here at @big5 El Segundo for drive-thru packet pick up. Come for your ghoulish gear, stay to dance with Godzilla!!...
10/24/2020

We’re here at @big5 El Segundo for drive-thru packet pick up. Come for your ghoulish gear, stay to dance with Godzilla!!

Thank you all for fundraising, rallying your team and never giving up on a cure for pancreatic cancer with us!

#VirtualLACC #nevergiveup

10/23/2020
ABC 7 News Interview - Virtual LACC

Another amazing interview with Exectutive Director Lisa Berliner Manheim! Thank you ABC7 for helping raise pancreatic cancer awareness 💜

If you weren't up at 5am, don't worry, we got the recording for you to watch 😉

10/23/2020

Our Virtual LA Cancer Challenge event weekend is here - watch our Opening Ceremonies!

We’re bringing the excitement of LACC morning to your small screen with our Opening Ceremonies video! Special guests include Agi, our Honorary Medical Chair, Dr. Hines, our Honorary 5K Starter and our LACC Ambassadors. You can join us from the comfort of your home with all the warm fuzzies of event morning. Thank you for joining us as we walk for research, race towards a cure for pancreatic cancer and never give up!

Have you met our gang of Halloween characters? Each year we chose a new "mascot" for the LA Cancer Challenge medal & t-s...
10/21/2020

Have you met our gang of Halloween characters? Each year we chose a new "mascot" for the LA Cancer Challenge medal & t-shirt. This year we added Superhero Sarah and brought them all together for a boo-tiful design on our long-sleeve tees.

Get yours today when you register for just $40! http://lacancerchallenge.com

Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Bear Grylls X Luminox Eco Challenge watch!Thanks to the Feldmar Watch Compan...
10/20/2020

Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Bear Grylls X Luminox Eco Challenge watch!

Thanks to the Feldmar Watch Company, we have a very special, limited edition timepiece with Bear & our motto, "Never Give Up"

More details at: http://support.pancreatic.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lacc_sweepstakes_2020

On Sunday, October 25th, the #FeldmarFamily is participating in the @lacancerchallenge, a walk/run that directly contributes to pancreatic cancer research. This cause is particularly close to our hearts, as our "Uncle Sol", aka Sol Meller passed away from this very disease in 2015. Since then, we've been a part of this event every year – and we want you to join us! This year's challenge will be virtual, so you can contribute no matter where you live. And when you sign up or donate via the link in our bio, you'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win a limited edition Luminox x Bear Grylls timepiece – appropriately branded with his motto: "Never Give Up". We hope you'll help us make a difference and join Team Sol Meller! Click the link in our bio to donate! 💜 #lacancerchallenge #nevergiveup

10/20/2020
Turn the Map Purple for Pancreatic Cancer!

The LA Cancer Challenge is working to turn the map purple for pancreatic cancer awareness! So far we have 39 states - help us hit all 50!

We’re still missing folks from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, N & S Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, W Virginia & Wyoming. Ask your friends, family, Facebook friends and college roommate to join us as cancer fighters at the Virtual LA Cancer Challenge. Let’s go purple to fight to cure pancreatic cancer! 💜

http://lacancerchallenge.com

Our Virtual LA Cancer Challenge is now in 33 states! Help us turn the map purple & register today. Plus, ask friends to ...
10/16/2020

Our Virtual LA Cancer Challenge is now in 33 states!
Help us turn the map purple & register today. Plus, ask friends to join you!

Halloween might be a bit different this year but you can still be a superhero for the pancreatic cancer community! Join the Virtual LACC as we unite across the nation to walk for research, race towards a cure & never give up!

http://lacancerchallenge.com

Packet Pick-Up, like everything, looks a little different this year! Be sure to stop by one of our 4 dates to collect yo...
10/15/2020

Packet Pick-Up, like everything, looks a little different this year! Be sure to stop by one of our 4 dates to collect your t-shirt, mask, medal and fundraising incentives before event day.

http://support.pancreatic.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lacc_register_2020#pickup

• Tuesday-Thursday, October 20-22, 2020: Schedule an appointment to come to our West LA office to get your gear.

• Saturday, October 24th: Drive-thru packet pick-up at Big 5 Sporting Goods in El Segundo

Looking to bring the LACC spirit to your neighborhood? Grab a Purple Spirit Box today! https://shop.pancreatic.org/shop/...
10/14/2020
Purple Spirit Box — Hirshberg Foundation

Looking to bring the LACC spirit to your neighborhood? Grab a Purple Spirit Box today!

https://shop.pancreatic.org/shop/purple-spirit-box

If you’re hosting a DIY (Do-it-Yourself) or Virtual Event to raise awareness & funds for pancreatic cancer, then we’ve got an awesome starter kit for you. Our Purple Spirit Box will help you get creative and festive at home or out with a small group of loved ones. Your box includes a var

Each year, the LA Cancer Challenge race begins with a pancreatic cancer survivor sharing their story and inspiring us be...
10/13/2020

Each year, the LA Cancer Challenge race begins with a pancreatic cancer survivor sharing their story and inspiring us before the start horn goes off. This year, we may not be able to gather at the start line together, but we are lucky to have Purmine “Mine” as the Honorary Race Starter for the 2020 Virtual LACC!
A soon to be 4-year pancreatic cancer survivor, we are honored to share Mine's story & have her as a team captain
http://pancreatic.org/the-23rd-annual-la-cancer-challenge-honorary-starter-is-purmine-oksayan/

Those Friday vibes are here! Keep yours eyes on your mailboxes because we mailed #VirtualLACC goodies bags to all our ou...
10/09/2020

Those Friday vibes are here! Keep yours eyes on your mailboxes because we mailed #VirtualLACC goodies bags to all our out of state and outside LA county participants. The countdown is on friends! 🎃🍂💜

As we count down to our virtual LA Cancer Challenge, we’re excited to announce this year’s Honorary Medical Chair - Dr. ...
10/03/2020

As we count down to our virtual LA Cancer Challenge, we’re excited to announce this year’s Honorary Medical Chair - Dr. Joe Hines! ⁠

Nationally renowned in the field of pancreatic surgery, Dr. Hines is the Director of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Diseases, a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, and Chief of General Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Even amidst these challenging times, Dr. Hines and his team continue to propel research forward, for both pancreatic cancer and COVID-19, while providing patients with the best standard of care.

Live outside LA County? Want your LACC gear before the event? Be sure to register by Sunday, October 4th to ensure your ...
10/02/2020

Live outside LA County? Want your LACC gear before the event? Be sure to register by Sunday, October 4th to ensure your gear gets in the mail in a timely manner!

Our hearts go out to our nation as we mourn the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from pancreatic cancer....
09/19/2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal lioness of the Supreme Court and pop culture icon, has died

Our hearts go out to our nation as we mourn the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from pancreatic cancer. It’s a devastating loss to our community, especially as she inspired cancer survivors everywhere, to our nation and to women across the globe. It is a somber reminder that we must Never Give Up as we strive to cure this disease!

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2020-09-18/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-rbg-dead

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first to become a pop culture icon.

08/26/2020

Nationwide join us for the Virtual LA Cancer Challenge!

From coast-to-coast we are fundraising for research and patient support, because a cancer diagnosis doesn't disappear during a pandemic. Survivors & families need our help more than ever - register today!

Thanks to your continued support, we've made great strides. Join us in continuing to push towards a cure and providing c...
07/30/2020
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Thanks to your continued support, we've made great strides. Join us in continuing to push towards a cure and providing crucial resources for those facing this disease. Register today for the 23rd LA. Cancer Challenge 5K & run wherever you are!

Our mantra, Never Give Up, continues to inspire action and resonate with families impacted by pancreatic cancer. After 23 years of faithful support we’ve gained a better understanding of what causes this disease and set a new standard of care, treatment options and clinical trials.

We’ve made great strides but your gift today, small or large, will help propel us forward through 2020.

http://pancreatic.org/23-years-of-faithful-support-leads-to-results/

Team Spotlight on Team PRCS⁠ 💜⁠ (Porter Ranch Community School)⁠⁠Young and already committing to fundraising for a cure ...
07/21/2020

Team Spotlight on Team PRCS⁠ 💜⁠ (Porter Ranch Community School)⁠

Young and already committing to fundraising for a cure & staying active! ⁠
Thank you for inspiring other young walkers and runners to join the fight. School teams can still participate, near or far, and all registrations include limited edition 2020 long-sleeve shirt and medal 🏅

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The LA Cancer Challenge is So Cal’s premiere Halloween 5K walk/run to end pancreatic cancer. Held on the beautiful UCLA campus, the event unites generations through physical fitness to create public awareness & raise funds for cancer research

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Good morning LACC!!! We hope you're ready to get your walk or run on today in support of pancreatic cancer research💜. To get race day started right, our team has created this incredible LACC OPENING CEREMONIES VIDEO featuring some awesome and inspirational guests to get you moving and motivated. Check it out!! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=983063448835742
Go Doug!
The Don James Dawg Pack representing on a cold morning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the L.A. Cancer Challenge!
Looking forward to our FOURTH incredible year participating in the LACC. This has become a tradition for my family and this year we’ll be walking in our hometown of Carlsbad. Hope you’ll be joining us virtually by joining our team, Ida’s Angels or considering a donation towards this tremendously worthy cause
PurpleLight is a gathering of survivors, family and friends who have felt the impact of pancreatic cancer. During the PurpleLight event, there will be a ceremony that honors and remembers survivors and those we've lost to pancreatic cancer and inspires participants to Wage Hope. The Los Angeles - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Group encourages anyone in the Los Angeles to join our community for this event. https://www.facebook.com/events/525066608314006/
Does anyone have a unisex Medium they would trade for a small? :P
I am bringing back Team Jeff to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the 22nd LA Cancer Challenge. Please join our team with a donation!
Jessica Montejano lets do this on please!
Doing great things to wipe out cancer!
One of the best organized events I have ever participated in. Thank you to the organizers and volunteers.