Thank You! St. Louis, MO 6th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

St. Louis, MO 6th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research took place on Saturday, October 7, 2022.

Thank you to all who signed up, everyone who created a team, everyone who created a fundraiser, and to everyone who donated.

Special thank you to our Lead Event Coordinator Stacey for all of her hard work and dedication to this cause! In loving memory of her father, William!

Thank you, in-kind sponsors:

Michael Sturgeon, Mortgage Advisor with Mason Mortgage Advisors ​

Brandon Phillips

Randy’s Jewelry in O’Fallon, MO

Hendel’s Market Cafe 

Enlighten Functional Medicine

Brittny Wear and Sorelle Beauty Suites

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Theresa Coggins Englert: Curve’s Raffle Basket

Yuppy Puppies Forever Rescue 

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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 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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