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Walkers celebrate as they cross the finish line. (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Walkers celebrate as they cross the finish line. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

2011 Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk attracted a record crowd Sunday -- an accomplishment event organizers and participants attributed to the recent death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Janice Panaro, from Flushing Queens, pins on her
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Janice Panaro, from Flushing Queens, pins on her honor form in memory of her mother. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Walkers celebrate as they cross the finish line.
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Walkers celebrate as they cross the finish line. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Erin Appbenzeller, 10, from Selden holds a sign
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Erin Appbenzeller, 10, from Selden holds a sign in memory of a relative while sitting on her father Rich's shoulders. Walkers celebrate as they cross the finish line. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

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Deanna Connelly, 6, is assisted in pinning on
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Deanna Connelly, 6, is assisted in pinning on her honor form. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Lillian Rosenthal, left, is kissed by her daughter
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Lillian Rosenthal, left, is kissed by her daughter Meryl, right. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Stacey Melillo of Hauppauge holds up a photograph
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Stacey Melillo of Hauppauge holds up a photograph of her dad. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Stacey Melillo of Hauppauge hugs a photograph of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Stacey Melillo of Hauppauge hugs a photograph of her dad. Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan cuts the start ribbon
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan cuts the start ribbon as thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

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Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Thousands participate in The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

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