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.™
Please note that our mailing address has changed: PO Box 1912, East Greenwich, RI 02818
This holiday season, give the gift of a donation to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Your donation will help raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research of esophageal cancer. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and can be made in the name of a family member or friend. Click here to make a donation. Thank you!
The 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run was held on Saturday June 18, 2016, 10 AM at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. The annual events aim to raise awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding. The event was a great success and we thank all of the walkers, runners, sponsors, volunteers, fundraisers and donors for their support! Volunteers are needed for the 2017 event. Please click here if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
-Foundation Reaches Milestone! Awards Grant Funding For Esophageal Cancer Research For First Time! The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has issued its first round of funding for esophageal cancer research in July of 2015. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation thanks all of our supporters and donors who believe in this mission and who make this goal possible. In order to continue this mission and to further support esophageal cancer in the future, we must continue to work together and raise awareness and funding. To read more about this important milestone, click here! To make a tax-deductible donation to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, please visit: SALGI.org/donate.
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-April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month! April is right around the corner. Join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and help make a difference! Since 2011, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has spread the word across the United States and internationally. You can join this mission! Help raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research of esophageal cancer in your area! Click here to learn ways that you can get involved this coming April!
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Esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded both from the government and private groups. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce that our grant funding period was opened in January of 2015 and the foundation awarded its first esophageal cancer research grant in July of 2015. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is continuing to raise funding for future research projects that are dedicated to esophageal cancer research.
You can help fund the most promising esophageal cancer research projects which are critically underfunded. 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. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible and go directly towards this charity. 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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Founded on November 21, 2011, in memory of our President’s father, 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.
Past Events, News & More!
Rhode Island Names April ‘Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month’
Barbara Morse Silva and WJAR News Channel Ten team up with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to raise awareness of esophageal cancer. Watch the NBC Health Check report: Raising money, awareness for esophageal cancer:
Barbara Morse Silva and WJAR News Channel Ten helped The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation raise awareness of esophageal cancer. Watch the NBC Health Check with Barbara Morse Silva below:
4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation hosted the 4th annual event on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9 AM at Warwick City Park. Thank you to everyone who took part of the 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run and helped to make the event such a great success. Please visit our Facebook page to view photos from the 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run! Feel free to save, share and tag yourself or your friends/family members.
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!
2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation hosts the second annual event on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Check out some of the pictures from the event below:
1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Rhode Island hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation 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 donation today to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Your support is essential to the success of this mission. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation believes in advocacy and raising awareness of esophageal cancer, encouraging and advocating for early detection through regular screenings and funding esophageal cancer research …in hopes of a cure.™