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In loving memory of Ivan Parrish

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Lindsey Parrish

THE STORY:

In June of 2013, our family's lives changed forever. My dad, Ivan Parrish, was diagnosed with Stage IV Esophageal Cancer. He immediately began treatments and battled for just over a year. On July 20, 2014, he lost his fight and the Lord called him home. Our family wants to do our part in raising awareness of this horrible cancer to carry on dad's legacy. We will be attending the 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Warwick, RI this summer. All donations will go toward the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation which raises awareness, encourages early detection, and funds research on Esophageal Cancer.

FACTS

Esophageal Cancer has increased over 600% and is the fastest growing cancer in the US.

Risk factors include: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, chronic heartburn, obesity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, lack of physical exercise and Barret's esophagus.

As one of the deadliest cancers, Esophageal Cancer has a 5 year survival rate of only 17.5%  

There are no routine or standard screenings to detect Esophageal Cancer in its earlier stages  

Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is "distant" (spread to lymph nodes and other organs).  

Stage IV has a survival rate of only 3.8%. 

Despite these horrifying facts, Esophageal Cancer research is extremely underfunded. 

The National Cancer Institute decreased its investment in research of Esophageal Cancer by 15% in 2012. 

In 2013, Esophageal Cancer research funding was again decreased. The National Cancer Institute invested only $26.5 million for Esophageal Cancer research out of their total $4.79 billion budget. 

However, $1.6 billion was ski aged to be spent on Esophageal Cancer treatment alone during 2014 in the US. 

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$2,775

MONEY RAISED
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  • Parnell's

    $25

  • The Popek Family

    $25

  • Cole Blumenfeld

    $25

  • Stephanie Griffith

    $25

  • Cody

    $50

  • Mal Pal

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pam Hackel

    $25

  • Nancy E Winn

    $50

  • Bill and Valerie

    $50

  • Danny Gleich

    $24.12

  • Betty Maxwell

    $100

  • Kara & Donald Wyar

    $100

  • Chris, Hollie, Lillie & Gage Harrington

    $50

  • Marlene Campbell

    $100

  • Joy.

    $250

  • Megan and Ian Goodyear

    $25

  • Layne and Lynn Finlay

    $100

  • Margie Frey Lynn.

    $25

  • Chelsey Walker

    $100

  • Ellen

    $100

  • Pamela Mouton-Butler

    $51

  • Bob Jolly

    $50

  • Dan and Leah Billie

    $50

  • James Dorrell

    $25

  • Vicki and John Crew

    $100

  • Doug Bready

     

  • Brinson Pachar

    $25

  • Laura and Barry Sykes

     

  • Lindsey Parrish

    $200

  • Jay & Sherri Hunter

    $100

  • The Chalupka Family

     

  • Ivan Parrish

    $50

  • Jeff & Pam Mac Donald

    $50

  • Kenny & Toni Myers

    $50

  • Cindy Bass Cabe

     

  • Diane Staudt McDaniel

    $50

  • Vonn & Jeanne Murray & Family

    $300

  • Sara & Joel

    $25

  • Bill and Vakerie

    $50

  • Sue and Tyler Fenner

    $100

  • Pam & Scott

    $50

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111% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $2,775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Pam & Scott

Pam & Scott

DONATION: $50

Such a great cause! You know he walks with you all each and every day! 2 years ago

Sue and Tyler Fenner

Sue and Tyler Fenner

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Ivan. 2 years ago

Bill and Vakerie

Bill and Vakerie

DONATION: $50

Ivan Parrish and Jerry Kinnikin 2 years ago

Sara & Joel

Sara & Joel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Vonn & Jeanne Murray & Family

Vonn & Jeanne Murray & Family

DONATION: $300

In memory of our brother-in-law and uncle. We miss you!!! 2 years ago

Diane Staudt McDaniel

Diane Staudt McDaniel

DONATION: $50

In memory of a great classmate. 2 years ago

Cindy Bass Cabe

Cindy Bass Cabe

2 years ago

Kenny & Toni Myers

Kenny & Toni Myers

DONATION: $50

He was a Good Man and Teammate 2 years ago

Jeff & Pam Mac Donald

Jeff & Pam Mac Donald

DONATION: $50

I love and miss my friend and neighbor Ivan "Jiven Ivan". God bless you and your precious family. Gig em. Love y'all 2 years ago

Ivan Parrish

Ivan Parrish

DONATION: $50

2 years ago