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5cacia: The Mission

The Ohio Chapter of Acacia is proud to announce our 16th Annual 5cacia: A 5K for pancreatic cancer which will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at 1 pm at West State Street Park in Athens, Ohio.


Over the last 15 years, we have collectively raised over $230,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation to support Pancreatic Cancer Research in honor of Alumni Brother Justin Baldinger’s Grandmother who passed of the cancer in 2008.

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". In 2023 the 5k was recognized as the event with the Most philanthropy Dollars Raised

About The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Reaserch


          The Lustgarten Foundation exists to transform pancreatic cancer into a curable disease. We are committed to stretching the boundaries of science and centering our research programs on the areas with the greatest potential for impacting patients, including earlier detection, therapeutics and personalized medicine.

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