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Herb Kosten

About Herb Kosten

Kosten Foundation Overview

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.

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The mission of Kosten foundation is four-fold:

  • To establish support and a forum for communication amongst those afflicted with pancreatic cancer via support group meetings and this website.
  • To assist with the training of future pancreatic surgeons.

  • To provide funding for a yearly Memphis public lecture on pancreatic cancer delivered by a nationally and/or internationally renowned expert on the disease.
  • To provide funding for clinical and basic research toward improving outcomes of those afflicted with pancreatic cancer.

Contact The Kosten Foundation

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

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Your donation funds our research, support group, symposium series and other valuable projects in our efforts to end pancreatic cancer and to support those touched by the disease.

6060 Poplar Avenue, Suite 140
Memphis, TN 38119

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Who loves peach season? A delicious peaches & cream smoothie is the perfect treat on a hot summer day as well as #NationalPeachIceCreamDay and can provide much-needed nutrients to someone fighting #pancreaticcancer . https://bit.ly/2xA7T6r
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A symptoms diary can help you when speaking to your doctor about your illness. #pancreaticcancer
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Why purple for #pancreaticcancer? Pamela Acosta Marquardt, founder of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, explains the inspiration's source. https://www.pancan.org/our-hearts-are-in-it-because/my-mothers-purple-legacy/#.WT8E7GjyuUk
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Celebrate or honor a loved one by creating a fundraiser on your Facebook account. Consider dedicating a special day in your heart to support the #KostenFDN and your loved ones. https://www.facebook.com/fund/KostenFoundation/
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Interested in joining our support group? It's open to everyone. Come to our meeting today at 10AM at the @CordovaPublicLibrary. https://www.facebook.com/events/305674913418103/
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We have the only Pancreatic Cancer support group between St. Louis and Atlanta. Join us tomorrow at 10am at Cordova Library and bring a friend! https://www.facebook.com/events/305674913418103/

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