Westchester Walk

I'm fundraising in memory of my wonderful mom, Gigi!

15 years ago my wonderful mom, Gigi, was taken away from me by pancreatic cancer. I founded the Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in her memory and have been walking, fundraising, and creating awareness for this deadly disease in her memory ever since. Together with the Westchester community we have raised over $4,500,000 for pancreatic cancer research over the last 15 years. My mom's compassion, drive, and devotion to help others continues to inspire me everyday towards a cure for pancreatic cancer!

I am participating in Lustgarten's Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research to celebrate the progress that has been made, to power tomorrow's research, and to bring hope to other families so others don't have to face  the same hopeless and powerless feelings that my family and I felt when my mom was first diagnosed with this deadly disease. 

Please support my goal as I embrace Lustgarten's vision of transforming pancreatic cancer into a curable disease. When my mom was first diagnosed 15 years ago, the five year survival rate was only 5% and now it is 13%! This increased survival rate is due to friends and family donating and raising awareness for pancreatic cancer research. 

Donate to my page to help bring more funding to pancreatic cancer research and to provide hope to thousands of families touched by this devastating disease.

Why Lustgarten? They are the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research. Thanks to separate funding of administrative expenses, 100% of my fundraising and your donation funds pancreatic cancer research - research led by Lustgarten and powered by you! Together, we will raise more money for research advancements than I ever could alone.

Your contribution will help me achieve my goal so that more funding can be allocated for research into early detection and new treatments. Please share this page with any friends you think might be interested in donating, and join me on this journey towards a cure.

My Achievements

Created a Team

Self Donated

Top 10 Fundraiser

Top 3 Fundraiser

Sent an Email

Shared Page

Received 5 Donations

Thanked Donors

Posted on Blog

Reached Goal

Increased Goal

Raised $250

Thank You to My Donors


Kristy Mcleod And Carl Bohlen

With our love and support, Tara, for all you have done to honor and remember your Mom and to move research forward to benefit others.


Julie Farrell

Thank you for continuing the fight!


Nicole Batiste


Steve Hernandez

Keep up the fantastic work T in support of mom! Love you! Dad


Maria Beane




Dana Eliasoph

🩷 The Eliasoph Family


Susan Silvestri


Charlotte Knebel