Scarsdale man raises money for pancreatic cancer research

SCARSDALE -

A Scarsdale man is honoring his wife after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, vowing to continue her fight by raising thousands of dollars for the Lustgarten Foundation.

Almost three years ago, Scott Hirsch and his wife Michelle were told that she had just six months to live.

"Every moment was a moment you didn't take for granted," said Hirsch. He said he spent the past few years with Michelle going on more vacations than ever, spending more time with family and going for walks often.

Michelle passed away just last month, leaving behind Scott and their two college-aged children.

With Michelle's passing, Hirsch told News 12 that he copes by raising money for the Lustgarten Foundation and contributing to the fight to find a cure.

News 12 has learned that Scott has raised nearly $100,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation.

The annual Lustgarten Pancreatic Research Center Walk will be held Sunday, April 23 at Rye Playland.

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