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The 6th Annual Billy Bob Trot will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The event aims to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research for esophageal cancer.
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About the event:
The 6th Annual Billy Bob Trot will benefit 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.™
In 2015, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was able to award esophageal cancer research funding for the very first time. Then in November, 2018, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation awarded esophageal cancer research funding for the second time! This research is currently underway!
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has also raised national AND international awareness since 2011. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!
Stacey Wright is the lead coordinator of this event and sadly lost her father to esophageal cancer.
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 walk to support this cause, to raise awareness and to honor the best man I have ever known.
If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for at least one person, then this walk will be an absolute, complete success!!!”
Learn the facts about esophageal cancer
-Esophageal cancer has increased 733% in the past four decades and is considered one of the fastest growing cancer in the US.
-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 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 4.9%.
- 2022 estimates for esophageal cancer: 20,640 diagnoses and 16,410 deaths.
-Despite these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
Make a difference!
Join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to help make a difference against esophageal cancer. Whether you walk, volunteer, sponsor or donate, your involvement will directly support this life-saving mission. Thank you!
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Register today for St. Louis, MO's 6th Annual Billy Bob Trot- Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Research! https://billybobtrotsalgi2022.eventbrite.com
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