BENEFITING: SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Bonnie passed away on January 30, 2016 after putting up a valiant fight for two and a half years. While she was initially diagnosed with esophageal cancer, it spread throughout her body despite her doctors’ best efforts. She fought to the very end and never gave up mentally. Unfortunately her body could not keep pace with her. Bonnie was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Once Bonnie began exhibiting signs of esophageal cancer, even her primary care physician mistook them for something else, most likely because she appeared to be a young, healthy woman. Esophageal cancer is considered the fastest growing cancer in the United States. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation helps raise awareness, encourages early detection, and funds research on esophageal cancer. Please donate to Salgi in remembrance of Bonnie. While of course the hope is that a cure for the disease will be found someday, the goal of educating people on early detection and lifestyle changes to prevent esophageal cancer is a worthy one.