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Organizations and Individuals throughout the Mid-South Join together to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer in November

Memphis, Tenn., November 1, 2017 – The Kosten Foundation is bringing awareness to one of the most deadly forms of cancer during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month this November with various initiatives and events, including their annual symposium lecture, City and County Mayoral Proclamations, purple lighting of public and private structures, a Tribute at Twilight event, and Kosten Foundation Purple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. All donations to the Kosten Foundation in November will also be matched by Susan and Alan Kosten. Donations can be made online at www.kostenfoundation.com.

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Thursday, November 16 to be Proclaimed “Kosten Foundation Purple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness” by City and County Officials

Big River Crossing and Levitt Shell to Glow Purple in Support

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The public is invited to witness City of Memphis and Shelby County Officials present and proclaim November 16 as “Kosten Foundation Purple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness,” followed by the lighting of the Big River Crossing bridge. The Big River Crossing Bridge turns purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, starting at sundown. The Levitt Shell will also glow purple in support of Kosten Foundation Purple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

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Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula

Dr. Charles Vollmer to Discuss an Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula at the Kosten Foundation Annual Symposium Wednesday, November 15

The annual symposium, sponsored by the Kosten Foundation, will cover latest advances in research related to Pancreatic Cancer

Memphis, Tenn., October 27, 2017 – Dr. Charles Vollmer, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “An Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula” to the Department of Surgery at the Kosten Foundation annual symposium at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on November 15, 2017, at 9 a.m. at 956 Court Avenue, Memphis, TN. The annual symposium is free and open to the public.

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Pancreatic Cancer Patients Meet Pancreatic Cancer Researchers at Kosten Foundation and UTHSC Purple Night

Over 100 attendees learned firsthand about the work the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team is performing to try to cure the deadly disease.

Memphis, Tenn., October 18, 2017 – More than 100 people turned out to learn about pancreatic cancer at The Kosten Foundation’s Fourth Annual Purple Night, held October 7, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC.) Designed to bring together researchers, physicians, patients, and their families, the event is open to the public and showcases work underway at UTHSC to find biomarkers for the disease, establish new treatments, and train the next generation of researchers who will unlock its secrets. The evening also includes a meal of Indian food prepared and served by the research team, making it a celebration of life.

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Kosten Foundation Monthly Group Meeting

Kosten Foundation Monthly Group Meeting Offers Support and Information to Pancreatic Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Memphis, Tenn., August 30, 2017 – The Memphis-based Kosten Foundation offers a monthly group meeting that is open to pancreatic cancer patients, families, caregivers, friends and anyone interested in learning about pancreatic cancer. The group meets the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cordova Public Library, 8457 Trinity Road, Cordova, TN. The meeting is free and open to all.

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts educational events for patients and their loved ones in cities across the United States. They host educational lectures and seminars which are in-person opportunities for patients and families to learn about various topics related to pancreatic cancer from leaders in the field, and to join together in camaraderie. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network also offers webinars, where patients and caregivers can learn about various topics from the comfort of their homes

For further details, please visit www.pancan.org

Many people believe there are no long-term survivors from pancreatic cancer — but thankfully, that’s not true. Ask Richard Luze, associate vice chancellor for development programs at Washington University, who is cancer-free six years after his diagnosis. He received aggressive therapy from Washington University specialist at the Siteman Cancer cneter and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “I was treated at one of the top places in the Untied States for pancreatic cancer, and some of the best doctors in the country were part of my medical team,” Luze says. “They were outstanding, and the care I received was wonderful.”

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