Fighting pancreatic cancer is a cause that resonates with Makofsky Law Group. “We have seen so many individuals, including clients and their families, and our own family and friends suffer through the pain of pancreatic cancer,” said partner Lisa Valente. That’s why the firm partnered with the Lustgarten Foundation for the second year in a row as part of Lustgarten’s Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research to raise funds to combat the disease.
It’s not just a professional cause, it’s a personal one.
“Raising money for pancreatic cancer research is very personal to me and our firm as my own dad is currently battling pancreatic cancer,” said Valente. “And others in the office have lost loved ones to this horrible disease.”
The firm exceeded its fundraising goals, with Valente raising almost $8,000 single-handedly.
“I am extremely proud of our firm’s efforts this year in raising almost $13,000 for pancreatic cancer research. What makes it even more special is the outpouring of support and generous donations we received from not only our own family and friends, but from clients and other colleagues.”
Although the Makofsky team did not walk at this year’s Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research due to inclement weather, they gathered to celebrate their accomplishment, wearing team shirts and the color purple to support the cause.
“Almost everyone I speak with knows someone who has been affected by this terrible disease,” said Valente. “It is heartwarming to know that the money we raised will go to helping find more treatment options, earlier detection and hopefully, a cure for this awful disease.” Donations are still happily accepted at https://events.lustgarten.org/team/430598