2021 Top Rated Nonprofit Award: The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.   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.™

 “We are honored to be named a 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit. We are proud of our accomplishments within the past several years, including awarding esophageal cancer research grants in both 2015 and in 2018; twice in less than seven years since our charity was founded.  The research awarded in 2018, a breath test for esophageal cancer, is currently underway. 

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation also works to raise awareness, advocates for early detection and has hosted events in Rhode Island, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, Kentucky, New York City, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maine, New Jersey and Illinois, with additional locations currently in the planning stages. These events gave rise to chapters in St. Louis, Missouri; Arvada, Colorado and Brooklyn, New York.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation received from volunteers, donors and supporters. “I appreciate everything that Salgi does to inform the public about the symptoms and screening available so that this disease can be detected earlier rather than later. I appreciate the funding that Salgi provides for research to improve treatments for this disease,” a supporter posted.

 “The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid. 

To read reviews, visit: greatnonprofits.org/org/salgi-esophageal-cancer-research-foundation

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation: Established in Rhode Island on November 21, 2011, in order to raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research in hopes of a cure of esophageal cancer; The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.  For more information, please visit: www.salgi.org

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 733% increase in the past four decades, the overall five-year survival rate is only 19.9%. 

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.

In 2021, an estimated 19,260 will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and there will be an estimated 15,530 deaths from esophageal cancer.

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