The 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9 AM MDT at Memorial Park 8001 W 59th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80004.
The event aims to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research for esophageal cancer.Tickets are $20 in advance by Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 PM MDT.
$25 day of the event. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted the day of the event.
T-shirts will be available for paid guests who register by June 2, 2019, 2:00 PM MDT!
Bring your family, friends, co-workers and dogs, too! Memorial Park is pet friendly! Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!*
About the event:
The 2nd 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 fundign 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 event starts at 9 AM.
The path is approximately three miles and guests are encouraged to walk or run at their own pace as the event is a walk/run and not a timed race.
Parking Instructions: Lot and street parking is available.
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!"
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.
Registration is NOT required to make a custom fundraising page. To learn more and get started, click here.
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.
- GIVE: Make a one-time or recurring donation, visit: SALGI.org/donate.
- IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, please click here.
- SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, please click here.
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),
- 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 19.2%.-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 4.8%.-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!
For more information, please visit: https://salgiwalkarvada2018.eventbrite.com