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The 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Participants can decide if they would like to walk/run either on Saturday, June 17 or Sunday, June 18. To register for the event, please visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2023.eventbrite.com
Esophageal Cancer Research:
2015: First esophageal cancer research grant funded for the very first time.
2018: Second esophageal cancer research grant funded.
2022: The Grant Program is opened for the THIRD time! Research funding will be awarded in 2023!
Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Early Detection:
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has also raised awareness and encouraged early detection both nationally AND internationally since 2011. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!
In Hopes of a CURE™!
Contribute to the campaign or register to create your own fundraising page. This is a great way to help raise more awareness of esophageal cancer and funding for this life-saving mission.
REGISTER: To register, please 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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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%.
-In 2023, an estimated 21,560 will be diagnosed and there will be an estimated 16,120 deaths.
-Despite all these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
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Sign up for the 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run!
There are two ticket options:
1. T-Shirt Ticket: $30 to participate in the virtual event AND receive a t-shirt. Children sizes available, too. Must register by Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to continental US only.
2.Virtual Ticket Only: $20 to participate in the virtual event only, no t-shirt until Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Ticket price increases to $25 on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 12:00 AM EST until Sunday, June 18, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.
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