(EDISON, NJ) -- Middlesex County’s yearly Pancreatic Cancer Co-Ed Softball Tournament raised another $1,000 for pancreatic cancer research on Saturday, September 18 at Thomas Edison Park. The event was hosted by the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, along with the Board of County Commissioners, to increase community awareness about the disease and raise funds to aid cancer research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
From 2009 through 2021, the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation has raised over $22,500 to aid pancreatic cancer research.
The softball tournament had a three game guarantee with beautiful weather at Thomas Edison Park. All proceeds collected during registration will directly enable Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey physician-scientists to expand pancreatic cancer research and clinical trials. The annual event is meant to increase awareness and raise funds to aid research and support the work being done by the RCINJ.
Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 18 park systems, and world-class healthcare and research facilities making it one of the nation’s most dynamic regions and a leader in technology, transportation, the arts, and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County is home to over 832,000 residents living throughout 25 municipalities. Ranked #1 in the state for best schools, the County offers an award-winning vocational school system, a county college, and workforce development creating a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County is a leading destination for businesses and residents alike to live, work, and play – and has been since the 17th century.