Events

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2020 Esophageal Cancer Awareness Events:

Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run: 6/27/20 & 6/28/20

Brooklyn, NY: 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC: 9/12/20

St. Louis, MO’s 4th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research: 9/13/20

Glendale, AZ: Scott Dye Memorial Topgolf Tournament: 10/17/20

 

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 St. Louis, MO event is still scheduled.  See below for more event information.

The Rhode Island and Colorado 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 2020 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event across the United States.  Participants can decide if they would like to walk/run either on Saturday, June 27, 2020 or Sunday, June 28, 2020.

For more information, please visit: salgivirtualwalkrun2020.eventbrite.com

 


Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, June 27, 2020 or Sunday, June 28, 2020
Sign up today! Click here

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will be hosting our first-ever Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event. The virtual event 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! Click here

T-shirts available for a limited time! Children sizes, too! However, t-shirts are only available to participants located within the continental United States who register by Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5PM EST.

The 2020 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run 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. If you have ever wanted to take part in one of our Esophageal Cancer events, now is your chance!

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.  The event is open across the world.

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. You may sign up as an individual or as a virtual team.

 

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, 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 Sponsors!

     

       

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9AM EST
Marine Park Brooklyn
E. 32nd St. and Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11234 US

To register, visit: https://events.elitefeats.com/september-2020-esophageal-cancer-5k

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
VOLUNTEER: To volunteer for the event, please click here.

 

Dara’s Story:  Lead event coordinator of the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC, Dara, lost her father to esophageal cancer.

1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run NYC New York City Brooklyn The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

“My father Joseph M. was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2008. Like many others who find out too late that they have this disease, my father suffered from heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion – symptoms that doctors would only prescribe strong antacids for during the course of many years prior to his being diagnosed.

After numerous prescriptions that covered up the real problem, my father’s cancer surfaced after food became lodged against a tumor deep inside of his esophagus one afternoon when we were out having dinner together.

Even though he battled the disease for 2 years and passed away in October, 2010, the hopes that other families won’t have to share this same story seems unlikely – as this cancer is taking more lives every year. I’ve joined various esophageal cancer awareness groups on social media to find that a shocking number of fatality stories are similar to mine and that not much has changed in terms of early detection and treatment/surgeries.

After calling several advocacy groups and fundraising race organizations to find out about an event that brings awareness to esophageal cancer , I found that there was a need to generate more attention for this cancer in New York City. In January 2019, I began a partnership with the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and pursued a 5K race event in Brooklyn’s own Marine Park with a race organization, elitefeats, where I could promote education on the disease and give others the tools to take their digestive health seriously. My hope and goal is for participants and volunteers to help spread knowledge about EC so we can change the stories of the future into those of survival.”

Thank you, Sponsors!
State Senator Andrew Gounardes represents New York's 22nd State Senate District
State Senator Andrew Gounardes- New York’s 22nd State Senate District
Event Amenities:
FAMILIES WITH STROLLERS WELCOMED! Please start at the end of the pack and enjoy!
Freebies/Giveaways/Refreshments/Award Ceremony: Esophageal Cancer Awareness Bracelets: Complimentary for ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS and VOLUNTEERS
WINE RAFFLE FOR A CAUSE: We will be raffling off 3-4 bottles of wine – ONLY $1 PER TICKET!  All raffle proceeds go directly to the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation!
KEEP HOPE ALIVE WALL: Families are encouraged to bring photos of their loved ones to post on our commemorative poster wall. Guests can also write sentiments of support and hope.
GIVE ESOPHAGEAL CANCER A VOICE! Speakers are welcome to briefly share their loved one’s battle/stories with esophageal cancer after the run/walk. Please e-mail DaraMormile@hotmail.com to reserve your time slot as a guest speaker.
The 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.

Site plan/course map for the event. The course is 3 and a half loops.

Click here for a full size image of the map.

For more event information and to register, please click here.  

 

 

 

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St. Louis, MO’s 4th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

*In following the information provided by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as it pertains to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has postponed the 4th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Research.  The new date is: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 9AM.  Thank you.*

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 9 AM
Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter
13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146

Register today! Click here.

Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, September 11, 2020, at 1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET.  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*   $25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event. Event t-shirts will be given to the first forty (40) pre-paid online registrants on the day of the event!*

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
VOLUNTEER: To volunteer for the event, please click here.

Fundraising Evening: Sauce on the Side restaurant in Chesterfield, Missouri will be donating 15% of their sales on June 3, 2020, from 5 PM to 9 PM towards the event! Thank you, Sauce on the Side!

Stacey’s Story:  Lead event coordinator, Stacey Wright, lost her father to esophageal cancer on April 28, 2016, less than 3 months from his diagnosis and only 5 months from when her father first began to notice symptoms.

“My father began to experience symptoms in November 2015; extreme fatigue, a specific feeling of “swallowing rocks” when he would eat, as he described it, along with chest and back pain. We knew that there was something wrong the day he threw his favorite snack away in the trash, a bologna and tomato sandwich.  Whether he was just too afraid of a doctor’s visit, or thought there wasn’t anything terribly wrong, the diagnosis came a little too late. Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV (4) esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) on February 17th, 2016 and passed away on April 28th that same year. To say watching his demise was heartbreaking is an understatement. After his passing, I had to find a way to redirect my sadness and anger and at the same time, feel that I was making a difference and doing right by him.

I decided to find a way to help with funding and research. What I learned is that there are not many funding opportunities for esophageal cancer in the St. Louis area. Over the last several years, I have worked with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, along with St. Louis Parks, to coordinate a “walkathon” to support this cause by raising awareness and education. I am extremely honored to be a part of Salgi as the Missouri Chapter Representative for their foundation.   If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for just one person, then this walk will be an absolute success!!!”

The event aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.

To register, click here.

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Glendale, Arizona: Scott Dye Memorial Topgolf Tournament

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8:45 AM MST
Topgolf
6101 North 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305

Register today! Click here

Tournament player tickets are $99.00 and will have a chance to try for $10,000 ‘Hole in One’ contest. Tournament Top Contender game, Included: Lifetime Membership, swag bag, Raffle Prizes. Rain or shine, Fun for the whole family.  Spectators/Breakfast Buffet tickets are $55.00 and will receive a raffle ticket, fun mingling, and cheering on friends and family.  Registration is online only and ends on October 5, 2020. Register today! Click here

EVENT TIMELINE:

8:45 am: Ambassador to greet guests in lobby, And Registration.

9:00 am: Topgolf play begins

9:30 am: Buffet is served for 90 minutes

11:30 am: Raffle Prizes

12:00 pm: Topgolf play concludes

 

Linda, Michelle, Jennifer and Richard are coordinating the esophageal awareness event at Topgolf in Glendale, Arizona:

“This fundraiser is in honor of Scott E. Dye who passed away from stage IV Esophageal Cancer on December 13th, 2015.  It seems like only just yesterday we found out our father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Our father went to the hospital for chest pain on 11/13/15 and after the CAT scan was completed the doctors found a mass on his liver.  That is when his primary doctor did more tests (endoscopy) and blood work and results came back with esophageal cancer stage IV on 11/30/15. Once the cancer was known there was nothing but vomiting, nausea and dehydration that came from it in the coming days and weeks. It was like we were watching him quickly go downhill just days after he was diagnosed. During this time a port was put in so that chemotherapy could start and the goal was to FIGHT and beat this nightmare. By 12/9/15 he was transported back to the hospital due to a stomach hemorrhage. He was clinging to his life as his kidneys started to fail. Our father was placed in ICU and was too weak to start his chemo. This was all happening way too fast and we couldn’t process that he was diagnosed with cancer let alone that he passed away on 12/13/15 just a month after symptoms and diagnoses was given.

To see someone you love pass away in front of your eyes is the most unexplainable feeling you can have and you will remember it forever.  We wanted to find away to help with funding and research. So we have teamed up with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation as a way to raise awareness and remember our father, and to help others become aware of symptoms and early detection of cancer.”

Register today! Click here

 

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Inaugural Joe Hagedorn Memorial Golf Scramble

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Sandy Creek Golf Course
3177 Heiss Rd.
Monroe, Michigan 48162

Sign up today! click here

 

75$ a Person, 300$ Per Team
150$ a Hole Sponsorship
250$ Birdie Sponsor includes name/logo at the hole, option to host hole, game, and/or promote hole, listed on the tournament website, recognized during tournament dinner

Includes 18 holes w/ cart, lunch at the turn and steak dinner
50/50 Raffle
Door Prizes
Closest to the Pin
Skins

Please follow this website to sign up, www.JoeHagedornMemorialGolf.com

 

Joe had a special way with people and touched many lives upon his journey. Being a wonderful husband, father, mentor, and friend, it was easy to see that Joe always had a special way with people. He loved to see people grow to their fullest potential and invested his personal time and energy to help them get there. As founder and CEO of Synergy, Joe was reliably dedicated to his team, working side by side with them and planting the seeds that have blossomed into the thriving enterprise that is Synergy today. The time and love he invested into his business and family are lessons beyond text books that will be carried on for years to come. 

Synergy PSM Corporation has partnered with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Foundation for our inagural Joe Hagedorn Memorial Golf Outing to raise funds for esophageal cancer research in memory of Joe. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds research and contributes to spreading esophageal cancer awareness. All donations are greatly appreciated, and tax deductible.

Esophageal cancer is considered one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States, and one of the deadliest cancers with only ~19% of all patients surviving five years. Despite these statistics, esophageal cancer research remains extremely underfunded. With a lack of early screening methods, the disease typically presents at later stages when the cancer has spread to distant regions of the body. Further research into the disease is crucial to changing these statistics.  Thank you again for your support!

Sign up today! click here

 

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1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run New York City

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9AM EST
Marine Park Brooklyn
E. 32nd St. and Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11234 US

To register, visit: https://events.elitefeats.com/september-2019-esophageal-cancer-5k

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.

 

Dara’s Story:  Lead event coordinator of the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC, Dara, lost her father to esophageal cancer.

1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run NYC New York City Brooklyn The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation“My father Joseph M. was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2008. Like many others who find out too late that they have this disease, my father suffered from heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion – symptoms that doctors would only prescribe strong antacids for during the course of many years prior to his being diagnosed.

After numerous prescriptions that covered up the real problem, my father’s cancer surfaced after food became lodged against a tumor deep inside of his esophagus one afternoon when we were out having dinner together.

Even though he battled the disease for 2 years and passed away in October, 2010, the hopes that other families won’t have to share this same story seems unlikely – as this cancer is taking more lives every year. I’ve joined various esophageal cancer awareness groups on social media to find that a shocking number of fatality stories are similar to mine and that not much has changed in terms of early detection and treatment/surgeries.

After calling several advocacy groups and fundraising race organizations to find out about an event that brings awareness to esophageal cancer , I found that there was a need to generate more attention for this cancer in New York City. In January 2019, I began a partnership with the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and pursued a 5K race event in Brooklyn’s own Marine Park with a race organization, elitefeats, where I could promote education on the disease and give others the tools to take their digestive health seriously. My hope and goal is for participants and volunteers to help spread knowledge about EC so we can change the stories of the future into those of survival.”

 

The 1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding. To view the event schedule click here.

Site plan/course map for the event. The course is 3 and a half loops.

Click here for a full size image of the map.

 

To register, please click here.  

 

 

In the News:

“Marine Park Event To Raise Awareness For Esophageal Cancer”, Canarsie Courier, by: Dara Mormile https://canarsiecourier.com/marine-park-event-to-raise-awareness-for-esophageal-cancer-p3937-255.htm 

 

“Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5k Review: View From A Volunteer And A Runner”, by: Lauren Keating https://thatrunnermom.com/2019/09/19/esophageal-cancer-awareness-5k-review-view-from-a-volunteer-and-a-runner

 

“Marine Park – Setting The Pace To Raise Esophageal Cancer Awareness”, Canarsie Courier, by: Loretta Chin canarsiecourier.com/marine-park-setting-the-pace-to-raise-esophageal-cancer-awareness-p4067-199.htm?fbclid=IwAR3nIpFUuiXNitwUWQYbYZaPzDLvsV-Hf5cHzn_RlQ3LG9oureIQvFli_gA

 

 

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Westford, MA: 4th Annual Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament

Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

Butter Brook Golf Club

157 Carlisle Road

Westford, Massachusetts 01886

Friday, October 4, 2019, Shotgun start at 8:00 AM

Event page: https://sites.google.com/view/bbgolftourney/home

This event is in honor of Brian Blood, who passed away after a short but courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Prior to his passing, his family promised him they would hold an annual golf tournament in his honor, with the goal of raising money for esophageal cancer awareness and research.  Join the event as a sponsor and/or participant.

Your involvement will help play a critical role in promoting awareness to the fastest growing cancer in the United States!  The organizers are anticipating a highly successful and well-attended event.  There are various levels of sponsorship’s available.  Click here for the sponsor package information. Thank you!

 

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St. Louis, MO’s 3rd Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

 

Click here to see photos from the event!

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 AM
Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter
13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146

Register today Click here!

Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, April 26, 2019, at 1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET.  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*   $25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event. Event t-shirts will be given to the first forty (40) pre-paid online registrants on the day of the event!*

 

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.

 

Check out the slideshow from the 2018 2nd Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer! Click here!

 

Thank You In-Kind Donors!

Dr. Courtney Lehman at the Dynamic Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Brittny Wear, Metro Design Studio Salons in St. Louis

The Natural Way in Creve Coeur, MO (Naturalwaystl.com)

Kelley Elliott, New Balance, MO

Hendel’s Restaurant in Florissant, MO

The Spotted Pig in Clayton, MO

Ferguson Optical in Ferguson, MO

Faracis Pizza in Ferguson, MO

Debbie’s Cookie Creations, LLC

 

Stacey’s Story:  Lead event coordinator, Stacey Wright, lost her father to esophageal cancer on April 28, 2016, less than 3 months from his diagnosis and only 5 months from when her father first began to notice symptoms.

“To say watching his demise was heartbreaking, is an understatement.  I miss my Dad so much.  I would give anything to have him here with me today.  The reality though, is that I can’t have Dad back.  I had to find a way to redirect my sadness and anger, and at the same time, to do right by him. I decided to coordinate an event to support this cause, to raise awareness and to honor the best man I have ever known.  

I am extremely excited and hope to see you at the walk in April!  If you are unable to attend but would consider making a monetary donation, I would be most appreciative and grateful.  If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for just one person, then this walk will be an absolute, complete success!!!”

The event aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.

 

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Warwick, Rhode Island’s 8th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

8th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run - The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10 AM
Warwick City Park
Steven O’Connor Blvd., Warwick, RI
(Formerly Asylum Road)

Register today! Click here!

 

Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST.  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*   $25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event. Event t-shirts available for pre-registered, paid guests by Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 PM EST!

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, 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, Sponsors!

   

 

 

Thank you, In-Kind Donors!

Enjoy Life Foods

Raw Elements USA

Dave’s Marketplace

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Svelte

PriceRite

Pirate’s Booty

Kaitlyn Soares Photography

Trader Joe’s

 

Thank you, Street Teams!

 

WEEI 103.7FM Providence 

Dave and Buster’s Providence

 

Check out our video slideshow from the 2018 7th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run! Click here!

 

 8th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run - The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

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Arvada, Colorado’s 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9 AM MDT
Memorial Park
8001 W 59th Avenue,  Arvada, CO 80004

Register today! Click here!

 

Tickets are $20 in advance by Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 PM MDT.  T-shirts will be available for paid guests who register by June 2, 2019, 2:00 PM MDT!   Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event.   Bring your family, friends, co-workers and dogs, too! Memorial Park is pet friendly!  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.

 

 

 

Check out our video slideshow from the 2018 1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run! Click here!

 

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PAST EVENTS:

Swanton, OH: 1st Fall Extravaganza Craft and Vendor Show For a Cause

Westford, MA: 3rd Annual Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament: 9/24/18

Chesapeake, Virginia, 1st Annual Gerald Owen Alumni Hockey Game 7/28/18

Swanton, OH: 1st Annual Craft and Vendor Show For a Cause: 6/30/18

Arvada, CO’s 1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run: 6/16/18

Louisville, KY’s 1st Annual Walk for Doc- Supporting Esophageal Cancer Research: 6/16/18

Warwick, RI’s 7th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run: 6/16/18

Jackson, NJ  The Organic Gallery Pop Up Art Show and Fundraiser

St. Louis, MO’s 2nd Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research: 4/28/18

 

 


 

 

Westford, MA: 3rd Annual Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament

Butter Brook Golf Club

157 Carlisle Road

Westford, Massachusetts 01886

Monday, September 24 at 7 AM – 5 PM

Event page: https://sites.google.com/view/bbgolftourney/home

 

Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research FoundationThis event is in honor of Brian Blood, who passed away after a short but courageous battle with esophageal cancer.  Prior to his passing, his family promised him they would hold an annual golf tournament in his honor, with the goal of raising money for esophageal cancer awareness and research.  Join the event as a sponsor and/or participant.

Your involvement will help play a critical role in promoting awareness to the fastest growing cancer in the United States!  The organizers are anticipating a highly successful and well-attended event.  There are various levels of sponsorship’s available.  Click here for the sponsor package information. Thank you!

 

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Louisville, KY: 1st Annual Walk for Doc- Supporting Esophageal Cancer Research

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:30 AM

E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park

3000 Freys Hill Road

Louisville, KY 40241

 

Unable to Attend?  Here are other ways to get involved:

FUNDRAISE: Start a fundraiser or donate to one. Click here.

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

 

Meryl Levine is the lead coordinator of this event and lost her father to esophageal cancer.

“Esophageal Cancer is a preventable, treatable disease if caught early. My dad was a physician, tasked with taking care of people’s feet. He was strong, generous, and smart….a force to be reckoned with before cancer brought him and us to our knees. I won’t go into how my brother had to clean the blood off the bathroom floor, as he lay in a hospital bed. I won’t tell you how difficult it was to see my once proud father have trouble just getting out of bed. I also won’t tell you how it wasn’t cancer that killed my dad…it was the treatment that, in the end, got him. We need to find a better way of treating and battling cancer. Chemo is toxic and kills not only cancer cells but healthy cells as well. Through research, we may one day win this fight. If I can help prevent one family from having to experience the pain and degradation my family went through, then my father’s fight to live was worthwhile. And the fight that was his is now mine. I gladly accept this challenge.”

 

1st Annual Walk for Doc- Supporting Esophageal Cancer Research The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

 

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Rhode Island’s 7th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

 

To view photos from the event, click here

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 AM

Warwick City Park

Asylum Road (or Steven O’Connor Blvd.)

Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

 

Unable to Attend?  Here are other ways to get involved:

FUNDRAISE: Start a fundraiser or donate to one. Click here.

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

 

 

Thank you, Silver Sponsors:

 

Cross Insurance- Rhode Island

 

Balise Toyota of Warwick

 

 

Thank you, In-Kind Donors:

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Wholesome Sweetners

Oregon Chai

Zevia

WEEI 93.7

Launch RI

 

 

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1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run: Arvada, Colorado

 

To view photos from the event, click here

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:00 AM, PST

Memorial Park

8001 W 59th Avenue

Arvada, CO 80004

 

 

 Unable to Attend?  Here are other ways to get involved:

FUNDRAISE: Start a fundraiser or donate to one. Click here.

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

 

Thank you, Sponsors:

ALT Fitness, Silver Sponsor

 

Thank you, In-Kind Donors:

Svelte

Sportline Team Sports

Premier Basketball Club

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

 

Joy Parrish, Lindsey Parrish and Monica Winn, are coordinating the esophageal awareness event in Colorado.

“This fundraiser is in honor of our father/husband, Roy Ivan Parrish, who passed away from Stage IV Esophageal Cancer on July 20th, 2014.

Our father began to experience symptoms of a cold in the spring of 2013. It seemed like a common cold, but he could not kick the side effects. His primary doctor decided to do some blood work and that is when the results showed we were dealing with more than just a cold.

Our father had suffered from GERD for many years and this had turned into Barrett’s esophagus. However, he was diligent in his checkups and always went in for his scopes in a timely manner. By the time blood work came back, he was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer in June 2013. The doctors said the cancer was aggressive and it grew very fast. We had another year of life with our father, but it was a tough one. As anyone knows that has experienced medical trials, there were a lot of ups and downs.

We wanted to find a way to help with researching and funding for esophageal cancer. As we began to look, there was not a lot of information or funding out there. For this event, our goal is to provide awareness of the causes of esophageal cancer, how important early detection is, and to help fund any medical advances possible.

Lastly, this is for Ivan, Texas A&M class of ‘76 alum (go Aggies!), and who was able to battle cancer without losing his great sense of humor!”

 

 

 

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1st Annual Craft and Vendor Show For a Cause

 

To view photos from the event, click here

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018,  9:00 AM- 3:00 PM EST

Swanton Sports Center

610N Main Street

Swanton, OH 43558

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/429974140799752

 

The “1st Annual Craft and Vendor Show For a Cause” will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm at Swanton Sports Center, 610 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558.

The show will benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research…in hopes of a cure.™

To donate to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, click here.

Vendors include: Tupperware, Thirty One, Mary Kay, Lipsense, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Gilead Candle Co., Color Street, Norwax, Initials Inc., Keep Collective, Paparazzi, Damsel in Defense, Visionary Vinyls, Younique, Usborne Books, Pampered Chef, Thoughts in Cement, With it Works, Impassible Creations, Weenie Dawgs, and lots of different craft items to be displayed.

 

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1st Annual Gerald Owen Alumni Hockey Game: Chesapeake, Virginia

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation- Gerald Owens Fundraising Event

The 1st Annual Gerald Owen Alumni Hockey Game will take place on Saturday, July 28 at 12 PM in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The fundraising event will honor the memory of Gerald “Jerry” Owen who lost his battle to Esophageal Cancer on January 23rd 2017, at the age of 25. The event will benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and will take place at the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex in Chesapeake Virginia and the two teams playing will be “Alumni Whalers” vs the “Current Whalers” for the “Jerry Owen Memorial Cup”.

There will be food, drinks, music, games and of course, hockey! So come out and have a good time and have the chance to see some of your “old” favorite Whalers take the ice again in the Blue and Green!

For more event information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/265442690661007

To donate to their fundraising page, please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/the-gerald-owen-alumni-hockey-game

 

 

 

 

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The Organic Gallery Pop Up Art Show and Fundraiser​

The Organic Gallery Pop Up Art Show and Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The White Butterfly Cafe in Jackson, New Jersey.  The show will feature local art and photography talent. 25% of all art sales will benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation in support of esophageal cancer awareness and research.  There will also be live acoustic music and refreshments will be served.  Please come out and support local artists and this charity! For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook and please share!

 

The Organic Gallery Pop Up Art Show and Fundraiser- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

image via: The Organic Gallery

 

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2nd Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

 

To view photos from the event, click here.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 AM

Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter

13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146

 

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

 

Lead event coordinator, Stacey Wright, lost her father to esophageal cancer on April 28, 2016, less than 3 months from his diagnosis and only 5 months from when her father first began to notice symptoms.

“To say watching his demise was heartbreaking, is an understatement.  I miss my Dad so much.  I would give anything to have him here with me today.  The reality though, is that I can’t have Dad back.  I had to find a way to redirect my sadness and anger, and at the same time, to do right by him. I decided to coordinate a “walkathon” to support this cause, to raise awareness and to honor the best man I have ever known.  

I am extremely excited and hope to see you at the walk in April!  If you are unable to attend but would consider making a monetary donation, I would be most appreciative and grateful.  If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for just one person, then this walk will be an absolute, complete success!!!”

To read more of Stacey’s story, please click here.

The event aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.

 

 

2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Billy Bob Trot The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

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Michelle’s Virtual Running Streak 2018 for Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

To visit the Crowdrise page, please click here.

Michelle M. hosted a running streak throughout the month of April, 2018 to raise awareness and funding for advocacy and research.  Michelle lost her father to esophageal cancer in June, 2016.

“I love to run and have been an avid runner since high school. Running helps to keep me centered.  From the time of [my father’s] diagnosis to the time that he passed away, it was only 3 months. When he had trouble swallowing at Thanksgiving dinner 3 months before his diagnosis, we thought it was a residual effect of a previous stroke he had.  We knew nothing about esophageal cancer.

LAWRENCE FARRELL, JR - Michelle M. Running Streak 2018 Esophageal Cancer Awareness Early Detecion Research - The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research FoundationApril is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. The great people at the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, based out of Rhode Island, have provided such wonderful support through this process. Therefore, for the month of April, I will be going on a “running streak” to raise money for esophageal cancer research and to raise awareness for esophageal cancer.

A “running streak” typically consists of running at least 1 mile a day for a certain amount of time. I will run every day of April with a goal of 100 miles by the end of the month. I am going to match each mile with a $1 donation to the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.  In addition to raising money, I am also going to raise awareness of esophageal cancer. I will be providing facts regarding esophageal cancer throughout the month. We only had 3 months from the time of diagnosis. With more awareness and earlier diagnosis, I am hopeful that others will have more time with their loved ones.

Please join me on this journey. Whether it’s matching each mile with me (running or through donations), a one-time donation, or words of encouragement and support, any and all efforts are very much appreciated. Thank you so much and please follow my fundraising page on Facebook as I log my miles and provide information regarding esophageal cancer.”

To read more about Michelle’s story and to donate to her fundraiser, please click here.

To visit and like Michelle’s Running Streak 2018 Official Facebook page, please click here.

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2017 Events:

Westford, MA: Second Annual Brian Blood Memorial Golf Tournament

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Butter Brook Golf Club

157 Carlisle Road

Westford, MA 01886

This event is in honor of Brian Blood, who passed away after a short but courageous battle with esophageal cancer.  Prior to his passing, his family promised him they would hold an annual golf tournament in his honor, with the goal of raising money for esophageal cancer awareness and research.  Last year was a huge success! Over $12,500 was raised for esophageal cancer research.

Join the event as a sponsor and/or participant.   Your involvement will help play a critical role in promoting awareness to the fastest growing cancer in the United States!  The organizers are anticipating a highly successful and well-attended event.  There are various levels of sponsorship’s available.  Click here for the sponsor package form.

Thank you!

 

 

New Haven, CT: Cruise Night in Remembrance of Lew “Big Lew” Maturo

Annex Young Men’s Association Club

Tuesday, July 18th 5-9 PM

554 Woodward Avenue

New Haven, CT

There’s no cost to go or bring a car.   T-shirts will be for sale to help raise money.  There will be Berkshire Brew Co. on draft and Shoreline Prime Food Truck will be serving great food.  Please bring your vehicle or come by for a pint and bite.  Hopefully this is the start of many great shows and meets to support and remember all who’ve battled esophageal cancer or cancer in any form!

 

Chicago, IL: Kendra Scott Southport

 20% of all sales to benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation 

Saturday, August 5th, from 1-3PM

3426 N. Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL, 60657

(708)-669-0230

For those who don’t live in the area or who can’t make it, phone orders can be placed from Wednesday, August 2nd, through the event on Saturday to benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Pawtucket, RI: Pawtucket Red Sox ‘Paws For a Cause’

Friday, July 7, 2017, 7:05 PM

Pawtucket Red Sox
1 Columbus Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Tickets are $10, half of all ticket sales from our unique link will go directly to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.

View event photos, visit: Facebook.com/SalgiFoundation

Rhode Island’s 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 AM

Warwick City Park

Asylum Road (or Steven O’Connor Blvd.)

Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

Register: SalgiWalkRun2017.eventbrite.com

The event aims to raise awareness and funding for esophageal cancer advocacy and research.

4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Register online: salgiwalkrun2015.eventbrite.com

Sign up today! Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and your dogs, too! Children 12 and under & dogs admitted FREE!*  Register in advance!  Looking to make an even bigger impact?  When you register, you will be asked if you’d like to make a custom fundraising page.  Register as an individual or create/join a team.  Click here to sign-up!

 

Unable to Attend?  Here are other ways to get involved:

FUNDRAISE: Start a fundraiser or donate to one. Click here.

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

VOLUNTEER:  Fill out our event Volunteer form by clicking here.

SPONSOR: Learn about sponsorship opportunities!  Click here.

IN-KIND: Donate products to support guests and volunteers.  Click here.

 

 

Thank you Sponsors!

 

Periwinkle Sponsor: General Dynamics Electric Boat

 

Silver Sponsor: Balise Toyota of Warwick

 

Thank you In-Kind Donors!

 

                                              

 

 

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1st Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9 AM

Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter

13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146

Register: BillyBobTrotSalgi.eventbrite.com

The event aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.

Lead event coordinator, Stacey Wright, lost her father to esophageal cancer on April 28, 2016, less than 3 months from his diagnosis and only 5 months from when her father first began to notice symptoms.

“To say watching his demise was heartbreaking, is an understatement.  I miss my Dad so much.  I would give anything to have him here with me today.  The reality though, is that I can’t have Dad back.  I had to find a way to redirect my sadness and anger, and at the same time, to do right by him. I decided to coordinate a “walkathon” to support this cause, to raise awareness and to honor the best man I have ever known.  

I am extremely excited and hope to see you at the walk in April!  If you are unable to attend but would consider making a monetary donation, I would be most appreciative and grateful.  If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for just one person, then this walk will be an absolute, complete success!!!”

To read more of Stacey’s story, please click here.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Register online: salgiwalkrun2015.eventbrite.com

Sign up today! Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and your dogs, too! Children 12 and under & dogs admitted FREE!*  Looking to make an even bigger impact?  When you register, you will be asked if you’d like to make a custom fundraising page.  Register as an individual or create/join a team.  Click here to sign-up!

Unable to Attend?  

Here are other ways to get involved:

FUNDRAISE: Start a fundraiser or donate to one. Click here.

DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

VOLUNTEER:  Fill out our event Volunteer form by clicking here.

SPONSOR: Learn about sponsorship opportunities!  Click here.

IN-KIND: Donate products to support guests and volunteers.  Click here.

Thank you, in-kind donors!

     

      

1st Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Research- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research of esophageal cancer....in hopes of a cure (TM). Visit our website: SALGI.org


Rhode Island’s 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run -Saturday, June 18, 2016!

The 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run was held on Saturday June 18, 2016, 10 AM at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.   The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation would like to thank all of the walkers, runners, sponsors, volunteers and donors who helped to make this year’s event such a great success! We look forward to more events in the future to further this mission in support of awareness, early detection and research funding for esophageal cancer!

Click here to view photos!


Thank You Sponsors!

Periwinkle Sponsors:

Periwinkle Sponsor: North Atlantic CR Constructors, Inc.- 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

Periwinkle Sponsor: General Dynamics Electric Boat- 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

 

Silver Sponsors:

Thank You In-Kind Donors!

Jersey Mike’s Subs | Wholesome! | Svelte | Zevia | Shaw’s

Enjoy Life Foods | Perfect Bar | BJs | Glutino | Lifeway | PriceRite | Pepsi 

Kimberli Photography | WEEI-FM  103.7 | Dave and Busters


Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run - The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation salgi.org

In order for the annual events to continue to be even bigger successes than previous years, we need your help! Like and share The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation’s Facebook page and invite all of your friends and family members to do the same!  Then you can easily help raise awareness of esophageal cancer and share important new developments and research news.   By spreading this message on all of your social media pages you will be helping to reach a much larger audience.  The more people know about esophageal cancer, the more lives can be saved.  Whether you walk, run, volunteer, sponsor or donate, your support will directly impact this life-saving mission! Thank you!


 

esophageal cancer walk run rhode islandAre you interested in organizing an Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run or other fundraiser/event in your area?  

Contact us today! Click here.

 

 


 

 

 


 

4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

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J Albanese Construction Co. Inc. 

 Allie’s Pet Supply

Balise Toyota

 THANK YOU TO OUR IN-KIND DONORS:

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Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Maine, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9 AM

Register Today!  Tickets are $20 and guests can register online by June 1st

All pre-paid registrants will receive a t-shirt on the day of the event!  Walkers/runners are asked to meet at the Rail Trail in Augusta, (the Water Street entrance under the large bridge.)

The event is in conjunction with the 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Rhode Island.  Jessica Tarr will host the event in Maine to benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.   Both events aim to raise awareness and funding for esophageal cancer advocacy and research.

To register, please visit: http://salgiwalkrun2015.eventbrite.com


 

3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run!

Click here to view photos!

Saturday, June 14, 9 AM
Warwick City Park- Rhode Island

Do you have a picture from the event? We’d love to see it!

Share it on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, too!

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4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run
Saturday June 20, 2015
Warwick City Park

 

 

Swanson, OH’s 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Show For a Cause

 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Swanton Sports Center
610 N Main St Swanton, OH 43558

Click here for the event flyer!

Vendors include:
Tupperware,
Tastefully Simple,
Mary Kay,
Scentsy,
Initials Inc.,
Lipsense,
Color Street,
Avon,
Home Décor,
Pampered Chef,
Mary Kay,
Scentsy,
Thirty One,
Paparazzi,
Jewelry,
Local Crafters
…and much much more!!

The show will benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and fund research…in hopes of a cure.™

If you are unable to attend the 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Show For a Cause but would still like to make a one-time or recurring, tax-deductible donation to help raise funding for this mission, visit: SALGI.org/donate

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Warwick, Rhode Island’s 9th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10 AM
Warwick City Park
Steven O’Connor Blvd., Warwick, RI
(Formerly Asylum Road)

Register today! Click here!

Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*   $25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event. Event t-shirts available for pre-registered, paid guests by Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00 PM EST!

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
VOLUNTEER: To volunteer at the event, please click here.

 

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Arvada, Colorado’s 3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9 AM MDT
Memorial Park
8001 W 59th Avenue,  Arvada, CO 80004

Register today! Click here!

 

Tickets are $20 in advance by Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:00 PM MDT.  T-shirts will be available for paid guests who register by June 1, 2020, 2:00 PM MDT!   Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event.   Bring your family, friends, co-workers and dogs, too! Memorial Park is pet friendly!  Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*

REGISTER:  To register, please click here.
DONATE: 
Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR:  To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
VOLUNTEER: To volunteer for the event, please click here.

 

Joy, Monica and Lindsey’s Story: “This fundraiser is in honor of our father/husband, Roy Ivan Parrish, who passed away from Stage IV Esophageal Cancer on July 20th, 2014.

Our father began to experience symptoms of a cold in the spring of 2013. It seemed like a common cold, but he could not kick the side effects. His primary doctor decided to do some blood work and that is when the results showed we were dealing with more than just a cold.

Our father had suffered from GERD for many years and this had turned into Barrett’s esophagus. However, he was diligent in his checkups and always went in for his scopes in a timely manner. By the time blood work came back, he was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer in June 2013. The doctors said the cancer was aggressive and it grew very fast. We had another year of life with our father, but it was a tough one. As anyone knows that has experienced medical trials, there were a lot of ups and downs.

We wanted to find a way to help with researching and funding for esophageal cancer. As we began to look, there was not a lot of information or funding out there. For this event, our goal is to provide awareness of the causes of esophageal cancer, how important early detection is, and to help fund any medical advances possible.

Lastly, this is for Ivan, Texas A&M class of ‘76 alum (go Aggies!), and who was able to battle cancer without losing his great sense of humor!”

 

3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run- The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

 

 

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