4th Annual Will James Extravaganza Hosted by All About Bikes to Benefit Memphis-Based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support

September 04, 2019

Son’s Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Father Who Died from Pancreatic Cancer

Memphis, Tenn., September 4, 2019 – The Fourth Annual Will James Extravaganza fundraiser, benefiting the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support, will take place September 29, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at All About Bikes on 621 S. Mendenhall Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

The Will James Extravaganza is free to attend and will include a bounce house, baked goods live auction, food, and refreshments. The Will James Extravaganza was created by Tommy James to honor his father who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2015 and to raise funds to help find a cure for the deadly disease.

“Everyone I know has a story about a friend or loved one who has had some form of cancer,” says Tommy James, “My dad passed away from this awful disease. He was my best friend and my hero, and this event is my way of paying tribute to his memory. I hope everyone will come out to support this fundraiser and help us continue my dad’s legacy.”

The Will James Extravaganza will feature many fun activities, including a bounce house for the kids, baked goods live auction and plenty of food and refreshments. Guests will be able to purchase new T-shirts, delicious chili, and drinks.

Proceeds from the baked goods live auction, T-shirt, food, and product sales will be donated to the Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support.

“We are very thankful to Tommy and the team at All About Bikes for again including us in this annual event,” says Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “We remain unwavering in our commitment to finding a cure for this terrible disease and support from events like this helps tremendously.”

When: Sunday, September 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  All About Bikes, 621 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117

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Tommy James (pictured far right) with his family at the Annual Will James Extravaganza benefiting the Kosten Foundation




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About the Kosten Foundation:

The Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research was founded in 2003 by the family of Herb Kosten after his death due to pancreatic cancer. Kosten’s family sought to improve community support, awareness, and funding for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest known cancers. The organization has raised nearly $2,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research and hosts a very active monthly support group meeting for patients, their families, and anyone interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer. In 2004, in honor of Kosten’s love of tennis, the Memphis-based organization began hosting annual tennis tournaments to raise money to fight pancreatic cancer, and in 2011 the group held its first Kick It 5K run/walk. The annual signature event has grown to include more than 2,500 participants. Money raised from the Kick It 5K and other Kosten Foundation events helps fund pancreatic cancer research and support fellowship training for future pancreatic cancer surgeons. In addition, the Foundation presents a yearly symposium headlined by nationally recognized leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer.

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