Pancreatic Cancer Can’t Wait—and Neither Can We
It’s safe to assume the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on everyone. Almost overnight, we’ve all had to make dramatic transitions to cope with this new reality and to protect ourselves and our communities. Added to that are the very real concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on those battling pancreatic cancer. We’ve heard from many of you who want to remain engaged with and to help the pancreatic cancer community, so we’ve launched a new opportunity for you to provide the entire Lustgarten family with a little bit of HOPE.
“HOPE From Home” is designed to provide you, our valued supporters, a variety of opportunities to support our mission even while social distancing at home. Your participation can help us raise critical funds for pancreatic cancer research and awareness about this dreaded disease. You can show your neighborhood, community and on-line network that pancreatic cancer can’t wait—and neither can we.
Ways to Participate
Create signs of HOPE for your windows, doors or yard, chalk your sidewalks or driveways showing your “HOPE From Home.” Take the next step by sharing your activities on social media and tagging us (@LustgartenFDN) in your stories and posts. Need help? We’ve got you covered with a variety of pre-written posts and downloadable graphics you can simply copy and paste into your accounts. Finally, encourage your community to get involved. Together we can create a swell of hope and virtual support for pancreatic cancer patients and the people who love them.
Take a Virtual Walk for Research
Are you heading outdoors for exercise or recently started taking live-stream exercise classes? Consider turning those daily strolls, runs, classes, spin or bike rides into your own virtual Lustgarten Walk or Event for Research. We’ll be watching for your posts and will be handing out LOTS of online recognition for our virtual community of fundraisers.
Want to support an organized walk in your city that was cancelled or rescheduled? Simply go to the Lustgarten Walk page, select your chosen city and Virtual participant. Registration is $25 and you can even include that in your fundraising. Take these three steps and you’re IN!
Fundraise Your Way
Unable to walk but still want to participate? Set your creativity free and support pancreatic cancer research at the same time through our Fundraise Your Way platform. We’ll provide our HOPE From Home fundraisers with online tools and best practices to quickly launch a campaign from the safety of your home and the comfort of your couch.
Here are a few ideas for virtual fundraising events:
- Virtual Game or Trivia Night
- Virtual Talent Shows
- Online Classes (cooking, painting, work-outs, music)
- Virtual Happy Hours
- Tag and Challenge to provide #HOPEFromHome
- Tributes In honor or in memory of a loved one
Your fundraising efforts, regardless of size and scope, are more important than ever. We understand many people have been dramatically impacted by the economic realities of COVID-19. We understand not everyone is able to give right now—that’s okay. Give what you can, even if that is your time, attention and commitment to making a difference.
Despite the additional challenges of COVID-19, Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Walks and other events will continue, even if just virtually. This year may look a little (or a lot!) different depending on the event timing and location; however, one thing we know for certain is our support of and investment into pancreatic cancer research will never waiver. In the meantime, help us shower the community of pancreatic cancer patients and their families with love and HOPE From Home.
Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Involved!