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Colorado's Virtual 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, June 19- June 20

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Colorado's Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday June 20. To register, please visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2021.eventbrite.com

Colorado's Virtual 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run   

The event aims to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research for esophageal cancer.

Sign up today!

There are two ticket options:

1. T-Shirt Ticket: $30 to participate in the virtual event AND receive a t-shirt. Children sizes available, too. Must register by Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5 PM EST. Open to continental US only.

2. Virtual Ticket Only: $20 to participate in the virtual event only, no t-shirt. Must register by Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5 PM EST.

To register, please visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2021.eventbrite.com

About the Event:

Colorado's Virtual 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run 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 2021 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Walk/Run event across the world. However, t-shirts are only available to participants located within the continental United States who register by Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5 PM EST.

If you have ever wanted to take part in one of our Esophageal Cancer events, now is your chance!

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.

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.

Everyone can create an online, custom fundraising page. Registration is NOT required to make a custom fundraising page. To get started, visit: http://charity.gofundme.com/salgiwalkarvada2021

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

If you are unable to attend 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.
  • IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
  • SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, please click here.

Thank you, In-Kind Sponsors!

LesserEvil

True Leaf Market Seed Company

Orgain

Wholesome Sweeteners

MaryRuth Organics

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

*While supplies last.

The Cause:

The Virtual 4th Annual 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!

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

The Story:

Joy, Lindsey and Monica, are coordinating the esophageal awareness event in Colorado.

"This fundraiser is in honor of our father/husband, Roy Ivan Parrish, who passed away from Stage IV Esophageal Cancer on July 20th, 2014.

Our father began to experience symptoms of a cold in the spring of 2013. It seemed like a common cold, but he could not kick the side effects. His primary doctor decided to do some blood work and that is when the results showed we were dealing with more than just a cold.

Our father had suffered from GERD for many years and this had turned into Barrett’s esophagus. However, he was diligent in his checkups and always went in for his scopes in a timely manner. By the time blood work came back, he was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer in June 2013. The doctors said the cancer was aggressive and it grew very fast. We had another year of life with our father, but it was a tough one. As anyone knows that has experienced medical trials, there were a lot of ups and downs.

We wanted to find a way to help with researching and funding for esophageal cancer. As we began to look, there was not a lot of information or funding out there. For this event, our goal is to provide awareness of the causes of esophageal cancer, how important early detection is, and to help fund any medical advances possible.

Lastly, this is for Ivan, Texas A&M class of ‘76 alum (go Aggies!), and who was able to battle cancer without losing his great sense of humor!"

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.

To register, please visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2021.eventbrite.com

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 Virtual 4th 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 3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event supporting The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Hereinafter the event, The Virtual 4th Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run, 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, volunteers, beneficiaries 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 for this event. All children must register for the event either online, by email or in person on the day of the event. A party's failure or neglect to acknowledge this waiver does not hold The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation or any of its representatives and/or successors responsible for any injuries and/or losses due to participation in the event. To register, guests must visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2021.eventbrite.com

*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.

*T-shirt tickets are $30. Must register by Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5 PM EST. Open to continental US only. T-shirt sizes may not be exchanged or changed. No exceptions.

*Virtual Ticket only, no t-shirts are $20. Must register by Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5 PM EST.

*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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