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‘ILWU Walk the Coast’ Sunday to help pancreatic cancer group

ILWU-Walk-the-CoastTACOMA — Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and community supporters host annual ILWU Walk the Coast events up and down the West Coast in the fight against childhood cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer. The Pacific Northwest’s event — which will feature live music, kids’ games and activities, a car show, food and beer gardens, a raffle and silent auction, and a fireboat and tugboat display — will be Sunday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St. in Tacoma.

Admission is $20 (children 10 and under free) and 100% of the proceeds go to the the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). Pancreatic cancer has no early detection tests. The survival rates have not improved in over 40 years. This disease is extremely serious and too often strikes, leaving few options. ILWU Walk the Coast in the Pacific Northwest, working with the community, will bring together as many resources as possible to help the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in its goal to discover early detection methods and a cure.

Can’t make it to Tacoma on Sunday? You can still support ILWU Walk the Coast and PanCAN: Click here to make a contribution.

ILWU-Walk-the-Coast-frontFor more information about the Tacoma event, visit its Facebook page. You can also email Scott Mason or call him at 253-732-5001. For more information about ILWU Walk the Coast, visit its webpage at

Similar ILWU Walk the Coast events are being held in San Francisco/Oakland, Los Angeles, Port Hueneme and San Diego to benefit another outstanding charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This four-star nonprofit organization,  founded by the generosity of a 4-year-old girl fatally stricken with neuroblastoma, endeavors to provide family support and raise funds for childhood cancer research projects that seek cures for all childhood cancers.

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