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.
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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 and fundraise!
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!"
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!
For more event information, please visit: http://salgivirtualwalkrun2021.eventbrite.com
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.