Proceeds to Support Lung Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Prelude to a Cure, the area’s leading non-profit dedicated to the support of lung cancer research and awareness, will hold their annual 5K Trail Run/Hike to support lung cancer research, in memory of local resident Patricia Glennon (“Gramgee” to her beloved family), on Saturday, June 16, at the Hilltop Reservation.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the parking lot off of Courter Lane in North Caldwell once again. This year’s proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s lung cancer research program.

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This year’s 5K Run includes a live DJ, great prizes from local businesses and more. The $25 advance entry fee includes a t-shirt, snacks and water. Sign-ups the day of the event will be $30. 

Come join by running or hiking on a beautiful trail at the Hilltop Reservation, or just come and cheer on the participants! Dogs welcome!

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Research is Key:

While lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer of both men and women, it only receives 11 percent of the research funding. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer has an 18-percent survival rate. This poor survival rate is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research.

“This is a time of excitement and promising progress in lung cancer, with multiple new immunotherapies and targeted therapies approved in the past year, giving patients new options for treatments” said Prelude to a Cure founder Claire Mattern. “Research is the key to new hope for lung cancer patients.

“Philanthropic gifts allow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to take risks and ask the really important questions resulting in major clinical trials. Prelude to a Cure is proud to support their work.”