Welcome! The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research of esophageal cancer…in hopes of a cure.™
Founded on November 21, 2011, in memory of Salvatore Molfesi, who passed away after a courageous battle against esophageal cancer in 1998, the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation believes education, awareness, routine screenings, improved treatment options and innovative research projects will help to lower incidence and mortality rates of esophageal cancer. Learn more about our mission.
News & Happenings:
-Registration is open for The 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run! The annual event will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9 AM at Warwick City Park. Tickets are $20 in advance. Register an individual or as a group/team. Then you can even create a fundraising page to help make an even bigger impact. Can’t make it? There are other ways you can still become involved to make a difference and support The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. To learn more, click here.
-April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month! Join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and help make a difference!
Sign the official petition using the button below to tell President Barack Obama to officially Recognize and Proclaim April as National Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the United States of America! Join thousands of other supporters right now. Remember to share this with everyone you know and ask them to sign the petition as well! The more signatures, the closer we are to reaching this goal!
President Barack Obama: Recognize and Proclaim April as National Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the United States of America!
Click here to learn other ways that you can get involved this April!
-Support The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation when you shop online!
When you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to our charity in support of esophageal cancer awareness & research! Click on the image below, or copy and paste the following URL in your web browser. Bookmark the page and use it each and every time you shop online. Thank you!
-Donate to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded both from the government and private funders. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce that our grant funding period was opened in January of 2015. The board is currently reviewing applications from researchers who are specifically studying esophageal cancer.
You can help fund the most promising research projects in 2015. Donations to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation can be made in memory of a loved one, as a tribute, or as an anniversary, birthday, or other special gift. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly towards this mission. To donate, please click here.
Fast Facts About Esophageal Cancer:
Esophageal cancer has increased over 600% and is the fastest growing cancer in the US.
Risk factors include: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, chronic heartburn, obesity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, lack of physical exercise and Barrett’s esophagus.
As one of the deadliest cancers, esophageal cancer has an overall 5 year survival rate of only 17.5%.
There are no routine or standard screenings to detect esophageal caner in its earlier stages.
Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is “distant” (spread to lymph nodes and other organs)
Stage IV has a survival rate of only 3.8%.
Despite these horrifying facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
The National Cancer Institute decreased its investment in research of esophageal cancer by 15% in 2012.
In 2013, esophageal cancer research funding was again decreased. The National Cancer Institute invested only $26.5 million for esophageal cancer research out of their total $4.79 billion budget.
However, $1.6 billion dollars was estimated to be spent on esophageal cancer treatment alone during 2014 in the U.S.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help change the course of this devastating cancer!
Working together, we will raise awareness, shed light on the dangers of chronic heartburn, encourage early screening and fund innovative research projects dedicated to esophageal cancer.
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Past Events, News & More!
3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run, Saturday, June 14, 2014. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped make the 3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run such a great success! Walkers, runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters! Thank you! Visit our Facebook page to check out photos from the event! Don’t forget to click the “like” and share buttons!
Rhode Island Names April ‘Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month’
WJAR News Channel Ten Helps The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation Raise Awareness of Esophageal Cancer:
RefluxMD’s article: “From Tragedy to Hope: Family Affected by Esophageal Cancer Fights Back”
The 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run! The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Resaerch Foundation hosts the second annual event on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Check out some of the pictures from the event below:
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation hosts the 1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Rhode Island on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Warwick City Park! Check out some of the photos from the event:
*Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the United States: Copyright, 2012, Management of Barrett’s oesophagus and intramucosal oesophageal cancer: a review of recent development National Center for Biotechnology Information,S. National Library of Medicine. Bethesda MD, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437535 Esophageal Cancer Research Funding: “A Snapshot of Esophageal Cancer” http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/snapshots/esophageal