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Jun 17, 2023
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The 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run

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The 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

The 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Participants can decide if they would like to walk/run either on will take place on Saturday, June 17 or Sunday, June 18.

Sign up today! http://salgivirtualwalkrun2023.eventbrite.comThere 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 Friday, April 28, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST. Open to continental US only.2. Virtual Ticket Only: $20 to participate in the virtual event only, no t-shirt until Friday, June 16, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST. Ticket price increases to $25 on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 12:00 AM EST until Sunday, June 18, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.

Sign up today!

If you have ever wanted to take part in one of our Esophageal Cancer events, now is your chance!


The 2023 Virtual 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.

Participants can also bicycle, rollerblade, 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.

Share photos and videos online using the hashtag #SalgiWalkRun2023 and tag us @SalgiFoundation. Or email your photos/videos: salgi foundation -at-gmail -dot-com.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is excited to offer the 2023 Virtual Esophageal Cancer Awareness Walk/Run event across the world.


Donations are welcome! Whether you register or are unable to participate but would still like to make a difference, you can donate to the event. Also, everyone can create an online, custom fundraising page to help make an even bigger impact. Visit:


Can't participate? Here are other ways to get involved:

If you are unable to participate in the event, there are many other ways in which you can make a difference and support this mission!


DONATE: Support this cause through a donation, click here.

FUNDRAISE: Create your own custom fundraising page, click here.

IN-KIND: To make an in-kind donation, click here.

SPONSOR: To become an official event sponsor, 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),
  • obesity,
  • 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 20.6%.

-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 5.7%.

-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!


Register Here

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