When it comes to esophageal cancer, there is so much that needs to be done. We’ve based our charity’s mission on “the big three”: awareness, early detection and research. Those three missions will not only save lives, but will ultimately lead to a cure of esophageal cancer.
Breaking down each part into “how will this mission be achieved” is complex and involves a lot of moving parts. Answering the question is easy; our charity has laid out a plan and knows what needs to be done. The difficulty lies in facing the long road ahead, which is cluttered with many obstacles.
So we ask you, “how do you eat an elephant?”
The elephant, being the mission of raising awareness, encouraging early detection and funding research of esophageal cancer. As the saying goes, “one bite at a time!”
Little steps taken every day in order to ultimately reach the goal of finding a cure. The mission will not be achieved by our charity alone, but requires the help of others. You have the power to make a difference, even if it is a small one.
What can I do to help?
It may sound simple but all donations, even $1.00, have the power to make a difference. Your donation in any amount will be used towards our awareness, early detection programs and to directly fund research. Our promise is to never spend your donations frivolously. That means no return address labels, no stickers and no nonsense! We work tirelessly to keep our general operating costs low so that the maximum can go towards fueling the mission and its programs…in hopes of finding a cure for esophageal cancer. To donate, click here.
Hosting a fundraiser is a great way to get involved, raise money and spread awareness for the cause! We’ve put together a list of fundraising ideas here. Ask your friends, family and coworkers to help make your fundraiser a huge success. Also, never underestimate the power of social media to spread the message. You can share your fundraiser on our Facebook page, too!
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation annually hosts an ‘Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run’. The event is held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend each June in Rhode Island and brings together a wonderful group of people who support this mission. The event is truly remarkable and we are excited to say that it is growing! Our goal is to keep the momentum going. In order to do so, we need your help. Click here to learn more!
Share Your Story
Provide support to others who are impacted by esophageal cancer by sharing your story. When we talk about our personal experiences with cancer, we are able to inspire hope in others who are going through the same struggles and emotions. Your story can be about yourself or a loved one. Too often, esophageal cancer is ignored and disregarded. It isn’t often heard about in local or national news media, among politicians who govern the health laws which affect cancer patients, other nonprofit health charities, doctors or other medical professionals, etc. Funding for esophageal cancer research is continuously being cut while each year, thousands of patients are diagnosed; a great majority of them losing their battle to esophageal cancer. Every experience with esophageal cancer is unique and all of our stories are important. You have the power to make a difference by sharing your story.
No matter how big or how small, every action makes a difference in the long run. Peter Cohen once said “There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”