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    April 7 at Shelby Farms Park

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    Meets the second Saturday of every month at the Cordova Public Library from 10 to Noon

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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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Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Videos

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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Tune in tomorrow morning to the cityCURRENT radio show as Jeremy C. Park talks with Julie Kosten about the Kosten Foundation, #KickIt5K, and losing her father, Herb, to #pancreaticcancer. Sunday from 7-8 AM on Kix 106 Memphis, 98.1 The Max, 98.9 The Bridge, and 103.5 WRBO.
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Kosten Foundation
Tune in tomorrow at 7AM to hear Julie Kosten talk about #KickIt5K on the cityCURRENT radio show on Kix 106 Memphis, 98.1 The Max , 98.9 The Bridge, and 103.5 WRBO.
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Kosten Foundation
We know it's very ruff to say no to puppies, so these puppies are asking you to sponsor or register for the #KickIt5k! #NationalPuppyDay https://bit.ly/2uQx8Av
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Thank you to our #KickIt5K Platinum #sponsors: Wendy and Avron Fogelman
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Need volunteer service hours? Register to #volunteer with friends and family at the #KickIt5K on April 7! https://bit.ly/2uQx8Av
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