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Make a Difference This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, you are getting ready to spend time with loved ones, exchange gifts and celebrate the season and all of its joys. It is also a wonderful time of year to share our important mission with everyone that you know. We at The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation understand how valuable your time is; especially during the next few months. Here are a few simple yet powerful ways to take a stand against esophageal cancer during the holidays.

GERD Awareness Week

During your Thanksgiving preparations and feast, take time to spread the message regarding the dangerous link between chronic heartburn and esophageal cancer.  GERD Awareness Week occurs annually on the week of Thanksgiving.  This year GERD Awareness Week starts on Sunday November 23 and ends on Saturday November 29th.

While it is tempting to indulge in our favorite holiday foods and then sometimes even experience a little heartburn, it is certainly a cause for concern if heartburn occurs more than what doctors consider normal, which is twice a week or more. You might be surprised how many people still do not know of the dangers associated with chronic heartburn, also known as GERD or acid reflux disease. Remember, chronic heartburn that is not properly treated can increase the risk of esophageal cancer.  Learn more about GERD and what you can do to promote this important week on our “GERD Week” page.

 

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

During this season of joy, we ask that you remember us and consider a memorial or tribute donation as a gift to your loved ones. Your donations go directly to our mission of raising awareness, encouraging early detection and funding research of esophageal cancer in hopes of a cure. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will send a letter of acknowledgement to your loved one, notifying them of your gift donation.  To make a memorial or tribute donation, click here.

 

AmazonSmile

When you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to our charity each time a purchase is made. This is one of the most effortless ways to give back during the holiday season.  Skip the chaos and crowds on Black Friday, shop online in the convenience of your own home all while supporting this mission. Don’t forget Cyber Monday! AmazonSmile will have even more deals for the holidays on Monday, December 1, 2014, to help you raise even more for esophageal cancer research without spending any extra money. Encourage everyone you know to shop AmazonSmile and select us as your charity to support. AmazonSmile can be done year-round, too. Use this link each and every time you shop on Amazon. Click here!

 

#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, you can join us and together we can celebrate this day in honor of everyone who has been affected by esophageal cancer. Encourage everyone you know to make a donation using this link: SALGI.org/donate. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday along with #EsophagealCancer on social media and tag us in your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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