Rye Playland hosts annual walk for pancreatic cancer research

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Despite the cold weather, people flocked to Rye Playland for the annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk.

The annual walk is held for pancreatic cancer research. The foundation holds a total of 40 walks throughout the country every year.

Walkers raised $250,000 before the event even began.

The founder of the walk says the cold couldn't stop people from coming out to support the cause.

"We are here to make a difference and create hope," said Tara Shanes-Hernandez. "No matter the weather, we will be here and we will make a difference."

This is the ninth year of the walk and so far they have raised $154 million for pancreatic cancer research.

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