Thank you! Rhode Island’s 11th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

Rhode Island’s 11th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run took place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Warwick City Park.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation would like to thank you everyone who signed up, donated, and/or created a fundraising team!

Special thank you to our sponsors:

Balise Toyota of Warwick

Washington Trust

Cross Insurance, Inc- Rhode Island

CSL Plasma Warwick

Thank you, in-kind sponsors!

Jersey Mike’s

Mary Ruth’s Organics

True Leaf Market

Manitoba Harvest

Dave’s Marketplace

Park Seed

trücup coffee

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company


Jerry’s Supermarket

Baker Creek Seed


Trader Joe’s

Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses

Rhode Island’s 11th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, 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.™

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),
  • obesity,
  • 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 5.2%.

-In 2022, an estimated 20,640 will be diagnosed and there will be an estimated 16,410 deaths.

-Despite all of these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.  

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