Posted at: 11/25/2013 12:00 PM
More than 800 walkers raised more than $72,600 to help fight pancreatic cancer during the fourth annual Step It Up walk at the Gordon Field House at the Rochester Institute of Technology campus on November 16.
Organizers say pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in Monroe County and fourth in the nation.
Organizers say the money raised will directly support local research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. In the four years, organizers say they have raised nearly $228,000 for pancreatic cancer research at Wilmot.