The Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will take place on the last weekend in June, 2020. Participants can decide if they would like to walk/run either on Saturday, June 27, 2020 or Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Sign up today!
There are two ticket options:
- T-Shirt Ticket: $30 to participate in the virtual event AND receive a t-shirt. Must register by Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5 PM EST. Children/Youth sizes available. Open to continental US only.
- Virtual Ticket Only: $20 to participate in the virtual event only, no t-shirt. Must register by Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5 PM EST.
The 2020 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. The event can take place in your neighborhood, on a trail, bike path, track, by the ocean, sea, river or wherever you would like to walk or run. It’s important to remember that by participating in the virtual event you must still take in accordance all social distancing guidelines in your community and not participate in populated areas.
Participants can also bicycle, roller-blade, skateboard, swim, the possibilities are endless! Since the virtual event is not timed, you are able to participate at your own pace, any distance and at any time either Saturday or Sunday. You may sign up as an individual or as a virtual team.
The event is open across the world. However, t-shirts are only available to participants located within the continental United States who register by Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5PM EST. If you have ever wanted to take part in one of our Esophageal Cancer events, now is your chance!
Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus, our Rhode Island and Colorado in-person Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run events have been cancelled for 2020. The events are a large part of our fundraising and awareness initiatives, and while we will miss seeing everyone in person until 2021, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is excited to offer the Virtual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Walk/Run event across the world.
Donations are welcome!
Whether you register or are unable to participate but would still like to make a difference, you can donate to the event. Also, everyone can create an online, custom fundraising page to help make an even bigger impact. https://charity.gofundme.com/salgivirtualwalkrun2020
Can’t make it? Here are other ways to get involved:
If you are unable to attend the event, there are many other ways in which you can make a difference and support this mission!
DONATE: Support a team or individual fundraiser, click here.
FUNDRAISE: Create your own custom fundraising page, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
Thank You, In-Kind Donors!
Learn the facts about esophageal cancer
-Esophageal cancer has increased over 733% in the past four decades and is considered the fastest growing cancer in the US and western world.
-Risk factors include:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, acid reflux, chronic heartburn),
- poor nutrition,
- tobacco use,
- excessive alcohol use,
- Barrett’s esophagus.
-As one of the deadliest cancers, esophageal cancer has an overall 5 year survival rate of only 19.9%.
-There are no routine or standard screenings to improve early detection of esophageal cancer.
-Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is considered advanced or “distant” (spread to lymph nodes and other organs.)
-Stage IV esophageal cancer has a survival rate of only 4.8%.
-Despite all of these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
Make a difference!
Join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to help make a difference against esophageal cancer. Whether you walk, run, volunteer, sponsor or donate, your involvement will directly support this life-saving mission. Thank you!
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