Roll and Stroll raises money to fight pancreas cancer

Madison residents got up early Sunday morning to help raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

In partnership with UW Carbone Cancer Center, the Pancreas Task Force hosted their ninth annual Roll and Stroll for pancreatic cancer. Sunday’s event saw record-breaking turnout donations, as well as hundreds of walkers and bikers. Before the event even began, the Roll and Stroll had already eclipsed its $100,000 donation goal. The money will fund a pilot program at UW Carbone, focused on moving the needle closer to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Mary Lee Rudersdorf who lost her husband to pancreatic cancer in early 2022 says the event was about much more than crossing a finish line. “For me, that I can see all of the people that have been affected by this disease, it helps me cope, but it also gives me hope that something can be done.”

Jerianne Holvman, a founding member of the Task Force said, “for this many people to come out and support those who are no longer with us, and to honor them and to honor their stories, it’s just, very very special.”

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