• KICK IT with us in 2020!

    April 5, 2020, at Shelby Farms Park

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  • Monthly Pancreatic Support Group

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

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  • Test Drive a BMW in August

    Kosten Foundation will receive $25 for every test drive taken at Roadshow BMW

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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.

About Us

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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Our free, monthly #supportgroup is the only one of its kind between Atlanta and St. Louis. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/1P6WpIe
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For some pancreatic cancer patients undergoing treatment, acupuncture is a way to find some relief. https://bit.ly/30r9oR9
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Kosten Foundation
#TBT to all the fun we had driving luxury cars at @RoadshowBMW in August for #RoadshowGivesBack. Thanks for helping us raise $6,000!
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Sponsor Spotlight: Thank you to our #KickIt5K 2019 Platinum sponsor: Wendy and Avron Fogelman #ThankfulThursday

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