The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research Mourns Loss of Dr. Randy Pausch

2008-07-25 13:54:00

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research Mourns Loss of Dr. Randy Pausch

    BETHPAGE, N.Y., July 25 /EMWPresswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation for

Pancreatic Cancer Research today made the following statement in response

to the unfortunate passing of Dr. Randy Pausch, a man whose efforts to

advance the fight against pancreatic cancer greatly impacted the nation.



    Statement from Lustgarten Foundation President Robert F. Vizza, Ph.D.

and Executive Director Kerri Kaplan:




"It is with profound sadness that the Board and staff of The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research mourn the loss of Dr. Randy Pausch, the Carnegie-Mellon computer sciences professor who became a household name for his now famous "Last Lecture." With his fearless examination of life and death, Randy has been and will continue to be an inspiration to millions. Randy understood well that scientific research is our best hope for finding a cure, and his tireless efforts to advance the state of the science for this disease are deeply appreciated. Never before has there been as outspoken and effective an advocate for this disease. It has been an honor and a privilege to know Randy Pausch. He will be missed."

    About The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research



    Founded in 1998 by Cablevision executive Marc Lustgarten, with

Cablevision chairman Charles Dolan and CEO James Dolan, The Lustgarten

Foundation is the nation's largest private, non-profit supporter of

pancreatic cancer research, providing more than $20 million to date. The

Foundation provides patient information and manages a national public

awareness campaign. To learn more and to see Dr. Pausch's PSA, visit

http://www.lustgarten.org.





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