BENEFITING: SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Abel family is walking on June 16th to support The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. As many of you know, Chris was diagnosed with esophageal cancer just over three years ago, exactly one week before our sweet daughter Alessia was born. We are incredibly blessed that he has been cancer free for three years! We are walking to raise funds that are critically needed to fund esophageal cancer research and we are walking to raise awareness for esophageal cancer. Please support our team and this incredible Foundation by joining us on June 16 and/or by making a financial contribution. We so appreciate your continued support!
About the event: The 7th 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.™
In 2015, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was able to award esophageal cancer research funding for the very first time! Since 2015, over 20 researchers have inquired about funding.
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has also raised national AND international awareness since 2011. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!
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.
The former address at Warwick City Park was: Asylum Road, Warwick, RI. The new address is Steven O'Connor Blvd., Warwick, RI.
Thank you, Silver Sponsors:
Thank you, In-Kind Donors:
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.
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!
To learn more, visit: SALGI.org/events
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 18.8%.
-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 4.6%.
-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 involvement will directly support this life-saving mission. Thank you!
*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 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST. **T-Shirts are guaranteed for pre-paid online/mail registrants only by Friday May 25, 2018, 12:00 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 25, 2018, 12:00 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