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Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held along the boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Lustgarten Foundation's 2012 LI Pancreatic Cancer Walk

Thousands of people participated in the Lustgarten Foundation's 12th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held on the boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Jones Beach, NY - The ribbon is cut
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Jones Beach, NY - The ribbon is cut marking the start of the walk at the Lustgarten Foundation's 12th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held along the boardwalk at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (October 14, 2012) Photo by Steve Pfost

Cara Schmier of Carle Place gets emotional during
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Cara Schmier of Carle Place gets emotional during the Lustgarten Foundation's 12th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held along the boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held along the boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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Thousands of people begin at the Lustgarten Foundation's
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Thousands of people begin at the Lustgarten Foundation's Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held on the boardwalk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

A ribbon is cut at the start of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A ribbon is cut at the start of the Lustgarten Foundation's 12th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held on the boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Joanne Danckwerth, center, of Wayne, N.J., with her
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Joanne Danckwerth, center, of Wayne, N.J., with her daughter Jessica, 6, bows her head as the national anthem is played at the Lustgarten Foundation's Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on the boardwalk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants begin the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk held at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Tatiana Henry, 10, left, of Copiague, and her
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Tatiana Henry, 10, left, of Copiague, and her mother Angela, volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 1100, cheer on participants at the 1 mile marker during the Lustgarten Foundation's Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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Helen Schleimer, of Douglaston, and Anne Scicutella and
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Helen Schleimer, of Douglaston, and Anne Scicutella and her daughter Angela, of Bayside, participate in the Lustgarten Foundation's Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Jane Cardinale of Westbury, who lost her husband
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Jane Cardinale of Westbury, who lost her husband Manny to pancreatic cancer, is hugged by her brother Paul Seiden of Long Beach at the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach State Park. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Rich Appenzeller, right, of Selden, walks for his
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Rich Appenzeller, right, of Selden, walks for his cousin Louie Colano at the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on the Jones Beach board walk. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Al Rios of Miller Place walks on stilts
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Al Rios of Miller Place walks on stilts in memory of his mother, with Jeff and Astra Greenhaus of Coram, left, at the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants walk during the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants walk during the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on the Jones Beach boardwalk. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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Al Rios of Miller Place, who walked on
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Al Rios of Miller Place, who walked on stilts in memory of his mother, gives a high five to Judi Cassenti of Centereach during the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 14, 2012)

People make their way down the Jones Beach
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

People make their way down the Jones Beach boardwalk during the Lustgarten Foundation's annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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