Buy A Bike and Fight Pancreatic Cancer in November with the Kosten Foundation and All About Bikes
Buy a bike in November and All About Bikes will donate $20 to fight Pancreatic Cancer.
Memphis, Tenn., October 24, 2018 – Memphis-based nonprofit Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Support and All About Bikes invite the community to join in the fight against the third most deadly cancer during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month this November. For every bike purchased at All About Bikes on 621 S. Mendenhall Road in Memphis, Tennessee, $20 will be donated to the Kosten Foundation.
“We are incredibly thankful to Tommy James and the team at All About Bikes for supporting us during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by donating $20 of each new bike purchased in November to the Kosten Foundation,” says Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to finding a cure for this terrible disease and we encourage you to participate and join us during our many initiatives coming up this month as we fight together as a community.”
Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths and one of the most challenging diseases to diagnose, mainly because there are no definitive symptoms and no screening tests. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 53,670 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and roughly 43,090 will die.
The Kosten Foundation has raised close to $2,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research and hosts a very active monthly support group meeting for patients, their families, and anyone interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer. The organization recently awarded a $300,000 grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pancreatic Cancer Research Team in Memphis to support doctoral students, purchase new lab equipment, and subsidize continued research efforts.
“My father died of Pancreatic Cancer three years ago and if I can help prevent someone else from having to go through what he did, I am going to do it.” said Tommy James, owner of All About Bikes. “I know there is a great need for funding of pancreatic cancer research and patient support, two things the Kosten Foundation does very well.”