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Residents run for pancreatic cancer research

By Gregory Arnold, Contributing Writer

Runners begin the Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run May 18. (Photos/Gregory Arnold)

Runners begin the Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run May 18. (Photos/Gregory Arnold)

Westborough – The fifth annual Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run was held May 18 at the Westboro Tennis & Swim Club.

The race benefited the Lustgarten Foundation, which supports Pancreatic Cancer Research throughout the country.

Those touched by pancreatic cancer came to together in support of the charity. Many runners participated in teams to benefit an affected loved one. Runners and their teams had the option of participating in either the 5k or 10k course.

Race officials estimated that the race would bring in a donation of approximately $80,000 to $90,000. That total would push them over $300,000 donated over the past five years.

The race would not have been possible without sponsors such as GMC, Wegmans, Dunkin’ Donuts, Westboro Tennis & Swim Club, and the Boston Red Sox.

The event began with the National Anthem sung by a Westborough High School a cappella group and a short speech by leading pancreatic surgeon Mark Callery of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Participants await the start of the Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run in front of the Westboro Swim & Tennis Club.

Participants await the start of the Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run in front of the Westboro Swim & Tennis Club.

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