EDISON, NJ - The 8th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Park, in Edison.  Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The event is being held to raise community awareness about pancreatic cancer; to raise funds to aid in research; and to support the work being done by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to find a cure.

Individuals and teams are welcome. Registration for the 5K run is $25 online and $30 the day of the race per participant. For the walk, registration is $15 per participant. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit pancreatic cancer research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The course is a certified 5K course sanctioned by USATF.

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To register for the run or walk visit: www.cinjfoundation.donordrive.com/event/pancwalk2016. You may also register that day.

The event is being sponsored by the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services, along with the County of Middlesex Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties and The Edison Municipal Alliance.

For more information, call 732-745-3131 or email at pat.kukulski@co.middlesex.nj.us.