|Who We are|
The Kosten Foundation is a collaborative effort between the Herb Kosten Family and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Inspired by the death of Mr. Kosten due to pancreatic disease and the lack of community support and research progress toward this disease, his family initiated a grass-roots fundraising effort in the Memphis community. Yearly tennis tournaments (a favorite sport of Mr. Kosten) have yielded generous funding toward the fight against pancreatic cancer in the mid-south community.
The mission of the Kosten foundation is four-fold:
It is our sincere hope that we provide an informative, compassionate and human approach toward improving the quality of life for those afflicted with pancreatic cancer and their families. Further, through research efforts, it is our very realistic passion that we find a path to the early diagnosis and cure of pancreatic cancer in our lifetimes.