The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced it will increase its support of the Pancreatic Cancer Research 18-Hole Stroll, held at the Travelers Championship. The additional donation from Travelers will bring the event's total to just over $100,000 — the most it has ever generated for charity.

Now in its seventh year, the Pancreatic Cancer Research 18-Hole Stroll, an early-morning walk at TPC River Highlands, generates funds for The Lustgarten Foundation. Brittany Vose created this event in 2009 when she was just 13 years old in honor of her father, John Vose. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 44, when Brittany was just 5 years old.

"Brittany is an inspiration and should be congratulated for taking on this responsibility that goes above and beyond to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer," said Jay Fishman, Executive Chairman of the Board for Travelers. "This will be a record-setting year in terms of the money generated by the Travelers Championship, and we are pleased to help Brittany break the record for the amount of money she has raised for The Lustgarten Foundation."

"I am proud to be working with The Lustgarten Foundation and the Travelers Championship to make a difference in patients' lives so other families hopefully won't have to suffer such a devastating loss as my family has," said Vose.

All proceeds from the walk will support The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit private funder of pancreatic cancer research.

The Travelers Championship has generated more than $33 million for charity since its inception in 1952.

About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:  TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for  autohome and  business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $27 billion in 2015. For more information, visit

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