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The Lustgarten Foundation Expresses Condolences for the Loss of Bonnie Franklin

BETHPAGE, NY, March 1, 2013 – The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, today offered the following statement concerning the death of Bonnie Franklin, the talented actress best known for her role as Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom, One Day at a Time:

Kerri Kaplan, Lustgarten Foundation Executive Director, said: "The Lustgarten Foundation would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Bonnie Franklin, who lost her brave battle with pancreatic cancer today. She will be remembered fondly as a beloved actress who delighted us all with her comedic talent. Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal of all cancers, and Ms. Franklin’s passing from this disease reminds us all of the urgent need for more research so we can find a cure."

About The Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation is America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Bethpage, New York, the Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease through awareness campaigns and fundraising events. The Foundation has provided millions of research dollars and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. For more information visit


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