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The 2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, June 15th, at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island at 9:00 AM. Walkers/Runners are encouraged to bring their pets the day of the walk and can register online by visiting: http://www.salgiwalkrun.eventbrite.com.
Cost is $20 in advance of the walk or $25 the day of the walk; children 12 and under & pets walk free. Those who are unable to attend the walk but would still like to donate can visit http://www.salgi.org/donate
The walk is being hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a Rhode Island 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to raise awareness, encourage early detection and support research in hopes of a cure for esophageal cancer.
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation worked with Rep. Patriica Serpa to have the State of Rhode Island recognize April as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month for the second year.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world and while almost all cases of esophageal cancer are fatal, survivors often suffer a lower quality of life after surgery. With no underlying cause, risk factors for esophageal cancer include: frequent heartburn, obesity, smoking and excessive drinking.