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Walk raises money for pancreatic cancer and for recreation area

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Dozens of people in Iowa City braved the heat Sunday afternoon for a good cause.

It was the first Terry Trueblood Walk for Pancreatic Cancer, one of the events celebrating the new Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.

Trueblood served as the Director of Parks and Recreation in Iowa City for decades before dying of pancreatic cancer.

Half the money from the walk will go to pancreatic cancer research and the other half will go to the park's maintenance fund.

"The annual walk just means that we're going to continue to honor Terry's name and continue to do the great things at this facility since he was really the initial one that got the impetus started to get this park done," said Mike Moran, Director of Parks and Recreation.

The walk will continue each year on the last Sunday in August in honor of Trueblood's birthday.

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