The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will host the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run on Saturday, June 17th, at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island at 10 AM. The event aims to raise awareness and funding for esophageal cancer advocacy and research. Sign up today! salgiwalkrun2017.eventbrite.com.
Periwinkle sponsor for the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of; children 12 and under and dogs are admitted free! T-shirts are available only for pre-paid guests who have registered by Friday, May 26th, 2017. Guests may sign up individually or as a team. To register or for more information, please visit: salgiwalkrun2017.eventbrite.com.
Those who are unable to attend the event but would still like to donate may visit: SALGI.org/donate.
Guests and supporters may create a personalized online fundraising page to help The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation make an even bigger impact. Registration is not required to create a fundraising page. Please visit: Crowdrise.com/EsophagealCancer2017.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run. Click here to learn more.
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation awarded its first-ever grant to esophageal cancer research in July, 2017. This research was accepted by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute Council and an abstract was presented during Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2017.
Since The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation first funded research in 2015, over 20 investigators have inquired about their funding program. The charity is working diligently in hopes of funding more research within the next year.
About Esophageal Cancer: Acid reflux disease is one of the primary risk factors associated with esophageal cancer. Chronic heartburn, obesity, poor nutrition, tobacco use and excessive alcohol use are all risk factors. Esophageal cancer is among the fastest growing and deadliest cancers in the United States. With over a 600% increase in the past decades, the overall five-year survival rate is only 18.4%.
There are no standard or routine screenings to detect esophageal cancer in its earlier stages. Symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, typically appear once the cancer has become advanced. Despite its rapid increase and poor prognosis, esophageal cancer receives very little awareness and research funding.
Please join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation in making this event a great success. Visit, like and share our Facebook page and invite your friends to do so as well! https://www.facebook.com/SalgiFoundation