County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2018

Annual Pound the Pavement for Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run Returns October 6

NEPTUNE, NJ – The fifth annual Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk, presented by the Neptune Township Committee and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at The Headliner, located at 1401 Highway 35, in Neptune.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is the deadliest major cancer, with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. In 2018, it is predicted that more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Proceeds from the walk/run will support the Lustgarten Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer, as well as providing information to patients and their caregivers. The Foundation was named in honor of Marc Lustgarten, a former Cablevision vice chairman who was diagnosed with the disease and died in 1999. To date, Lustgarten Foundation has directed more than $154 million to pancreatic cancer research.

“The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to once again support the Pound the Pavement for Pancreatic Cancer fundraiser,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “I have seen firsthand how devastating this disease can be to patients and their families. As a co-founder of this run, it is my mission to raise awareness and funds for research to extend and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed.”

Pre-registration is available online at and by mail until October 2. Registration will also be available the day of the run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. at The Headliner. For more information on the Pound for Pavement for Purple 5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk, email

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