Join us! In-person or virtually for St. Louis, MO's 5th Annual Billy Bob Trot!
Sign up today! https://billybobtrotsalgi2021.eventbrite.com
The 5th Annual Billy Bob Trot aims to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research for esophageal cancer.
1. In-Person Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, September 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET.*
The in-person event will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 9 AM CDT at Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter, 13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146.
$25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event.
Register as an individual or as a team! Bring your family, friends and co-workers, too!
Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*
2. Virtual Tickets are $20 in advance by Friday, September 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET.*
The virtual event will take place on either Saturday, September 11, 2021 or Sunday, September 11, 2021.
Register as an individual or create a virtual team! Invite your family, friends and co-workers, too!
Children 12 and under participate FREE but must be registered to participate.*
Event t-shirts are available to the first forty (40) pre-paid online registrants (both in-person and virtual.) In-person tickets will be given a t-shirt on the day of the event only, t-shirts will not be mailed. Virtual participants will be mailed a t-shirt. Virtual t-shirt available to continental USA only. Sizes may not be exchanged or changed prior to or on the day(s) of the event. No exceptions can be made.
Share Online! Take photos and videos on the day of the event, use the hashtag #BillyBobTrotSalgi and tag us @SalgiFoundation in your posts!
About the event:
The 5th Annual Billy Bob Trot 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!
The path at Creve Coeur Park – Tremayne Shelter is approximately 3.5 miles, the event is not timed and guests are encouraged to walk at their own pace.
Guests are asked to park on hard-surface parking only, unless you have contacted park rangers to assist with grass parking. Dogs and other pets are not allowed at this event.
The event starts at 9 AM.
Participate in your neighborhood, on a trail, bike path, track, by the ocean, sea, river or wherever you would like to walk, run, 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.
It’s important to remember that by participating in the virtual event you must still take in accordance all social distancing guidelines in your community.
Stacey Wright is the lead coordinator of this event and sadly lost her father to esophageal cancer.
“My father began to experience symptoms in November 2015, more specifically a feeling of “swallowing rocks” when he would eat. We knew that there was something wrong the day he threw his most favorite snack away in the trash, a bologna and tomato sandwich. He gradually became unable to eat any foods.
Whether he was just too scared of a doctor’s visit, or thought there wasn’t anything terribly wrong, the diagnosis came a little too late. Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV (4) esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) on February 17th 2016 and passed away on April 28th that same year. To say watching his demise was heartbreaking, is an understatement. I had to find a way to redirect my sadness and anger, and at the same time, to do right by him.
I decided to find a way to help with funding and research. What I learned is that there are not many funding opportunities for esophageal cancer in the St. Louis area. Over the last several months, I have worked with The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, along with St. Louis Parks, to coordinate a “walkathon” to support this cause, to raise awareness and to honor the best man I have ever known.
If this event can provide awareness or result in an early detection for just one person, then this walk will be an absolute, complete success!!!”
To register and for more event information, visit: https://billybobtrotsalgi2021.eventbrite.com