5cacia: The Story
The men of the Acacia Fraternity are proud to announce our eleventh annual 5cacia: A 5k For Pancreatic Cancer Research on April 19, 2020! The 5cacia was conceived in 2008 when Alumni Brother Justin Baldinger lost his grandmother to pancreatic cancer. From then on, Justin and the Ohio Chapter of Acacia made it their mission to raise awareness about the disease and help find a cure to one of America's deadliest diseases.
After ten successful years and over $150,000 raised for the Lustgarten Foundation, we are excited to start fundraising for our twelfth annual race with a goal of $25,000!
The 5cacia continues to be Ohio University's largest Greek philanthropy. In 2014 and 2018, 5cacia was recognized by Ohio's Sorority & Fraternity Life Office as the Greek community's most "Outstanding Philanthropic Event".
About The Lustgarten Foundation
Founded in 1988, The Lustgarten Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Beth Page, New York. Their mission is simple: "To advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer." Through various research programs and initiatives, the Lustgarten Foundation makes sure 100% of each dollar donated goes directly to the fight against pancreatic cancer.