BENEFITING: SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2017
6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run: The annual event will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017, 10 AM at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Sign up today: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and your dogs, too! Children 12 and under & dogs admitted FREE!*
The path at Warwick City Park is approximately three miles and guests are encouraged to walk or run at their own pace as the event is a walk/run and not a timed race.
About the event: The 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research of esophageal cancer...in hopes of a cure.™
Funding Esophageal Cancer Research: In 2015, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was able to award esophageal cancer research funding for the very first time! The foundation also raised national AND international awareness. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!
Ready to make an even bigger impact? When you register for the event, you will be asked if you'd like 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.
Registration is NOT required to make a custom fundraising page. To learn more and get started, click here.
Can't make it?
If you are unable to attend the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run, there are many other ways in which you can make a difference and support this mission!
- Donate: Support a team or individual fundraiser, click here.
- Fundraise: Create your own custom fundraising page, click here.
- Give: Make a one-time or recurring donation, visit: SALGI.org/donate
- In-Kind Donation: Fill out our in-kind donation form, click here,
Learn the facts about esophageal cancer
-Esophageal cancer has increased over 600% and is considered the fastest growing cancer in the US.
-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 18.4%.
-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 4.5%.
-Despite all of 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, run, volunteer, sponsor or donate, your inolvement will directly support this life-saving mission. Thank you!
Waiver: In consideration of my participation in the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run and/or participation of another individual(s) or as a parent and/or guardian of a child or children age 12 and under, hereby for myself, my heirs and administrators assume any and all risks which might be associated with the annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Hereinafter the annual event, the 6th Annual Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will be referred to as "the event." I waive any and all rights and claims for injuries or damages which I may have against the organizers and sponsors of the event - I hold harmless The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, their representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered by me or those I have registered as a result of taking part in the event and any related activities. With participation, I also allow The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to use my photo, my name and also for those I am registering, in any advertising, marketing and/or promotional material. No refunds will be issued to the event. A party's failure or neglect to acknowledge this waiver does not hold The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation responsible for any injuries and/or losses due to participation in the event. *Children 12 and under & pets are admitted free to the annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run Event. *Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event. *$20 in advance by Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST. **T-Shirts are guaranteed for pre-paid online/mail registrants only by Friday May 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST. Pre-registered guests who've ordered a t-shirt will receive shirt on day of the event only. T-shirts will not be mailed. T-shirt sizes may not be exchanged prior to or on the day of the event. T-shirts will not be available the day of the event for any day-of registrants. Quantities are limited pre-registration by Friday May 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST is strongly encouraged. ***Processing fee on tickets purchased through crowdrise and/or eventbrite. +For more information and sources, please visit our Facts and Statistics pages.
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. salgi.org Mailing address: PO Box 1912 East Greenwich, RI 02818