As we near the end of April, recognized as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, I felt it important to reach out to all of our wonderful donors and supporters. Our support has come from people who have been adversely affected by this horrific disease: the family members and friends of those diagnosed with esophageal cancer, the men and women who continue to battle this cancer day in and day out, our survivors and those who we will hold close in our memories and in our hearts forever. We’ve shared our sorrows and joys with so many people throughout the years because we, too, have personal experience with esophageal cancer.
Since this charity was founded a mere nine years ago, we have already funded research twice! This is an accomplishment that would not have been brought to fruition without our supporters. We do not receive any corporate or government grants monies to fund the charity or the core mission; we simply rely on the generosity of our donors.
We, too, are people who have been directly affected by esophageal cancer and we have felt the pain, just as so many of our supporters have. We recognize the extreme need for raising awareness of the risk factors and symptoms associated with this cancer, as so many people are still not aware of them or esophageal cancer at all. We advocate for the early detection of this disease, due to the fact that by the time symptoms are noticed, the cancer has already progressed. We actively pursue funding for research so that we can change esophageal cancer’s destructive course. We do all this, always, in hopes of a cure™.
So, during April, the month dedicated to Esophageal Cancer Awareness, I wish to thank everyone who has supported and will continue to support The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts because it is together that we will make a difference. Together, we will end esophageal cancer.
~The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation