Record-breaking Attendance at Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support’s Annual Tribute at Twilight Event

November 22, 2017

Memphis, Tenn., November 22, 2017 – The Kosten Foundation’s Tribute at Twilight event on November 18 paid tribute to those lost to and affected by pancreatic cancer. With record-breaking attendance, approximately 40 people gathered in Cancer Survivors Park, despite the cold, windy weather, to share personal memorials to loved ones as well as show support to those who are currently fighting the disease. The event included a symbolic balloon release, a reading of the names of those who had passed away, and a glow stick ceremony.

“Getting together with survivors and other people who have been affected by pancreatic cancer and sharing stories of triumph, tribulation, and loss helps others cope and gives them hope,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “The Kosten Foundation exists to support everyone affected by pancreatic cancer as well as help fund research to help cure this deadly disease. Events like these, along with our free monthly support group, are very special and we are glad we can help facilitate them for those affected by pancreatic cancer.”

PHOTOS attached:

Tribute at Twilight Group and Balloon Release

Tribute at Twilight Memoriam Mums and Purple Ribbon Stones

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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 over $1,000,000 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 2,000 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.


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