Kosten Foundation Honors Pancreatic Cancer Fighters with Tribute at Twilight Event
Memphis, Tenn., November 4, 2019 – Nearly two dozen people including cancer survivors, caregivers, and their families gathered to remember those who have fought pancreatic cancer Friday, November 1 in Cancer Survivors Park. The Tribute at Twilight event kicks off November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month for the Kosten Foundation, who has raised close to $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 a heartfelt and touching ceremony, the group read names of people who had succumbed to the disease, shared stories of their lives, and illuminated glow sticks to honor those who have battled and are battling one of the deadliest forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer.
“It’s important to remember that even though they may have lost to pancreatic cancer, these people were fighters,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “Patients, caregivers, and families all have one thing in common,” added Alan, “they fought as hard as they could until the fight was over.”
The Kosten Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and fund research for the fight against pancreatic cancer as well as provide support for those battling the disease. For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, every donation made to Kosten during November will be matched by an anonymous donor.
For anyone affected by pancreatic cancer, or those who want to help in the fight, go to kostenfoundation.com to learn more about the Kosten Foundation’s monthly support group, awareness initiatives, and how to donate.
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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 close to $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 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition, the Foundation presents a yearly symposium headlined by nationally recognized leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer. For more information about the Kosten Foundation, its programs, and events, visit the website at kostenfoundation.com.
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