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1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

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1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Walk/Run: Saturday, August 7- Sunday, August 8, 2021 by Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

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The 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Guests can decide if they would like to participate in the virtual event either on Saturday, August 7 or Sunday, August 8, 2021.

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Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day of the virtual event.

The 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run virtual event can take place in your neighborhood, on a trail, bike path, track, by the ocean, sea, river or wherever you would like to walk or run. It’s important to remember that by participating in the virtual event you must still take in accordance all social distancing guidelines.

Participants can also bicycle, roller-blade, skateboard, swim, the possibilities are endless! Since the virtual event is not timed, you are able to participate at your own pace, any distance and at any time either Saturday or Sunday. You may sign up as an individual or as a virtual team.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is excited to offer the Virtual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Walk/Run event across the world.

T-Shirts by Custom Ink

Get your t-shirt for the 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run. T-shirts are $20 and available in both adult and youth, unisex sizes. A percentage of t-shirt sales go directly towards The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. T-shirts are available until July 1, 2021. Please note that purchasing a t-shirt does not include an event ticket. Click here to get your t-shirt!

Donations are welcome! Whether you register or are unable to participate but would still like to make a difference, you can donate to the event. Also, everyone can create an online, custom fundraising page to help make an even bigger impact. Visit: https://charity.gofundme.com/salgifrankp2021

Can't participate? Here are other ways to get involved:

If you are unable to participate in the event, 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.

SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, please click here.

Thank you, sponsors!

Celtic Junction Arts Center

The Center for Irish Music

Greg's PC Repair

Custom Ink

About the virtual event:

The 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will benefit The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and 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 funding for the second time! This research is currently underway!

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has also raised national AND international awareness since 2011. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!

Maria's story:

This fundraiser is in honor of Frank Pasquerella—husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher, and mentor—who passed away from stage IV esophageal cancer.

Frank’s journey with this illness was typical of many who suffer from this disease. The worrisome signs (hoarseness, heartburn, hiccupping, reflux and difficulty breathing) were misdiagnosed, and it was only after Frank began having difficulty swallowing that an endoscopy was scheduled. A biopsy of the tumor resulted in a diagnosis of esophageal cancer on February 18, 2020, and, like many people, the remaining course of this disease was swift and he passed away on August 7, 2020.

Frank lived his last days with grit and grace, but also with the awareness of a life well lived and a recognition of what he achieved. Frank had an accomplished 28-year career as a high school band director, teaching hundreds of students who fondly referred to him as “Mr. P.” When not at school, Frank pursued his varied interests such as biking, golfing, following NASCAR, Drum Corps, and, most importantly, supporting and fostering his daughters’ Irish dance and musical talents. His passion for teaching and mentoring, famously quick wit and dry sense of humor, keen intellect, and love for his family and friends, will be his lasting legacy.

Through this first annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Walk/Run, our family would like to spread awareness of esophageal cancer, advocate for those families facing this disease, and raise money to help fund research.

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 19.9%.

-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 4.9%.

-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!

Waiver: In consideration of my participation in the 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event 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 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Hereinafter the 1st Annual Frank Pasquerella Memorial Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event will be referred to as "the virtual 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 or exchanges will be issued to the virtual event. any and all rights and claims for injuries or damages and hold harmless The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation against the organizers and sponsors of the virtual event. All children 12 and under participating in the virtual event need to be registered. By participating with a parent and/or guardian, the parent and/or guardian waives any and all rights and claims for injuries or damages which the child or children may have against the organizers and sponsors of the virtual 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 the child or children as a result of taking part in the virtual event and any related activities. 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 virtual event. A party's failure or neglect to register for the virtual event does not hold The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation responsible for any injuries and/or losses due to participation in the virtual event. All participants whether registered or not registered must take in accordance and strictly adhere to all social distancing guidelines in your community and not participate in populated areas. All participants must be registered in order to participate in the virtual event.

*All children must be registered online by a parent and/or legal guardian in order to participate in the virtual event.

*Processing fee on tickets purchased through gofundme and/or eventbrite.

*Please note that purchasing a t-shirt does not include an event ticket. A percentage of t-shirt sales go directly towards The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. T-shirts are available until July 1, 2021. Please note that purchasing a t-shirt does not include an event ticket. Click here to get your t-shirt!

*Tickets are $20 in advance until Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:59 AM, GMT; Ticket price increases to $25 on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 12:00 AM, GMT.

*In the foreseeable or unforeseeable situation the virtual event is cancelled, the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will not be held liable and no refunds will be issued.

*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.

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The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to raise funds for awareness, early detection and research of esophageal cancer in hopes of a cure.™  www.salgi.org

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was established in remembrance of our beloved family member. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, godfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend and in his later years, a brave soldier against his battle with esophageal cancer.

When our loved one was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1997, we did not know what esophageal cancer was or what was happening to our father.   Not only did we have to face the grim reality that our beloved family member was diagnosed with cancer but we had no where to turn for information about this horrifying disease.

After a little over a year of pain, struggle and suffering; his 'golden heart stopped beating and his hard working hands were at rest.'

We realized that there were many other families who felt the same heartache, uncertaintly, hopelessness and fear due to this horrific diesease. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was established in honor of all the men and women who have been affected by esophageal cancer.  Our mission is to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research of esophageal of esophageal cancer...in hopes of a cure.™  

If you would like more information about esophageal health and/or cancer please feel free to contact us: www.salgi.org or to donate, visit: www.salgi.org/donate

 

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