The 15th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge has recruited one of daytime’s brightest stars to help fight pancreatic cancer. Michael Muhney of CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” will host the 5K/10K Run on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Veteran’s Administration Grounds in Los Angeles, California. The L.A.C.C. benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
This is Muhney’s fifth year as the host for one of the largest pancreatic cancer fundraisers in Southern California. In 2006, he lost his favorite uncle to pancreatic cancer and has been determined to help create awareness and to raise funds for much needed research. “Since my uncle’s passing, we’ve made progress in research, but we still have more to accomplish before a cure is found,” he said. “I am determined to assist in any way I can to further research and eventually find a cure.”
Muhney has been playing the role of the charming, yet, shady, “Adam Newman” (a.k.a. Victor Newman, Jr.) on the CBS daytime drama, “The Young and the Restless” for over a year. On the show, Muhney’s character’s mother (Hope Adams) died from pancreatic cancer. “It makes playing this character more meaningful,” he added.