BENEFITING: SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Warwick, Rhode Island's 8th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run
The annual event will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019, 10 AM at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Sign up today! https://salgiwalkrun2019.eventbrite.com
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!*
T-shirts available for pre-registered, paid guests by Monday, May 20, 2019, 12:00 PM EST.*
About the event:
The 8th 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. Then in November, 2018, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation awarded esophageal cancer research fundign for the second time!
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.
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? Here are other ways to get involved:
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. Cick here.
- Give: Make a one-time or recurring donation, visit: SALGI.org/donate
- Sponsor: Learn about our sponsorship opportunities. Click here.
- In-Kind Donation: Fill out our in-kind donation form. Click here.
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), 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 19.2%.
-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 4.8%.
-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!
For more information and sources, please visit our eventbrite page!
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