The 1st Annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9AM EST at Marine Park Brooklyn, E. 32nd St. and Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY 11234 US.
Early bird registration is $20 until midnight August 24, 2019. Late registration is $25. Day of registration is $30. For more information, visit: https://events.elitefeats.com/september-2019-esophageal-cancer-5k
REGISTER: To register, please click here.
DONATE: Make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
FUNDRAISE: To create a fundraising page or donate, click here.
IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
Dara's Story: Lead event coordinator of the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Run/Walk NYC, Dara, lost her father to esophageal cancer.“My father Joseph Mormile was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2008. Like many others who find out too late that they have this disease, my father suffered from heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion - symptoms that doctors would only prescribe strong antacids for during the course of many years prior to his being diagnosed. After numerous prescriptions that covered up the real problem, my father’s cancer surfaced after food became lodged against a tumor deep inside of his esophagus one afternoon when we were out having dinner together.
Even though he battled the disease for 2 years and passed away in October, 2010, the hopes that other families won’t have to share this same story seems unlikely - as this cancer is taking more lives every year. I’ve joined various esophageal cancer awareness groups on social media to find that a shocking number of fatality stories are similar to mine and that not much has changed in terms of early detection and treatment/surgeries.After calling several advocacy groups and fundraising race organizations to find out about an event that brings awareness to esophageal cancer , I found that there was a need to generate more attention for this cancer in New York City.
In January 2019, I began a partnership with the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation and pursued a 5K race, walk/run event in Brooklyn’s own Marine Park with a race organization, elitefeats, where I could promote education on the disease and give others the tools to take their digestive health seriously. My hope and goal is for participants and volunteers to help spread knowledge about EC so we can change the stories of the future into those of survival."
The event aims to spread awareness of esophageal cancer while raising money for advocacy and esophageal research funding.