Brooklyn, NY 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk took place on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY.
Thank you to everyone who signed up, donated, and/or created a fundraising team!
Special thank you to our Chapter Representative, Dara for her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to this mission in loving memory of her father, Joe M.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Thank you to our in-kind sponsors:
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 20.6%.
-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 5.7%.
-Despite all of these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
-In 2022, an estimated 20,640 will be diagnosed and there will be an estimated 16,410 deaths.
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