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    April 7 at Shelby Farms Park

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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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Last-minute Easter/Passover shopping? Stock up at Kroger and support the Kosten Foundation through the Community Rewards program. https://bit.ly/2aO6iz6
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Kosten Foundation
Wishing a very Happy #Passover to all from everyone at the Kosten Foundation. https://bit.ly/2wZjut4
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Kosten Foundation
Here's a delicious, healthy, and fun fish recipe for any occasion! #GoodFriday #Passover #NationalDoctorsDay @Delish https://bit.ly/2ImMPXK
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Kosten Foundation
Judy Herron and family remembered their "Grams" by walking a 5k after the rain had cleared. Grams was in the hospital the year of the very first Kick It 5k and Judy has participated every year since then. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Judy!
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Kosten Foundation
This Shrimp Pomodoro & Angel Hair pasta recipe is perfect for light, spring dinner dish! There is nothing fishy about this angel of a recipe! #WellnessWednesday https://bit.ly/2IqNmbl
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Kosten Foundation
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