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Kosten Foundation Receives $6,500 From 4th Annual Will James Extravaganza Hosted by All About Bikes

Son’s Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Father Who Died from Pancreatic Cancer

Memphis, Tenn., October 16, 2019 – The Fourth Annual Will James Extravaganza fundraiser, benefiting the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support and hosted by All About Bikes, raised more than $6,500 for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000.

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Kosten Foundation Receives $6,000 From More Than 300 BMW Test Drives Taken in August

Roadshow BMW donates maximum amount to benefit the Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Memphis, Tenn., September 9, 2019 – More than 300 drivers took a test drive at Roadshow BMW between August 1 and 31, 2019, to help raise $6,000 in support of the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation’s fight to end pancreatic cancer. For every test drive taken at Roadshow BMW’s dealership located at 405 N. Germantown Parkway, the dealership donated $25 to the Kosten Foundation as part of its Roadshow Gives Back promotion.  Roadshow BMW doubled the donation up to a maximum of $6,000 if 100 test drives were made.

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4th Annual Will James Extravaganza Hosted by All About Bikes to Benefit Memphis-Based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support

Son’s Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Father Who Died from Pancreatic Cancer

Memphis, Tenn., September 4, 2019 – The Fourth Annual Will James Extravaganza fundraiser, benefiting the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support, will take place on September 29, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at All About Bikes on 621 S. Mendenhall Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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Test Drive a BMW in August and Support the Kosten Foundation

Roadshow BMW will donate $25 for every test drive taken between August 1 and 31 to the Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Memphis, Tenn., July 30, 2019 – Drivers who take a test drive at Roadshow BMW between August 1 and 31, 2019, will be helping to support the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation’s fight to end pancreatic cancer. For every test drive taken at Roadshow BMW’s dealership located at 405 N Germantown Parkway, the dealership will donate $25 to the Kosten Foundation as part of its Roadshow Gives Back promotion.  If 100 test drives are made, Roadshow BMW will double the donation up to a maximum of $6,000.

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Kosten Foundation’s Kick It 5k Breaks Records Despite Weather Cancellation

Memphis, Tenn., May 6, 2019 – While severe weather may have forced the cancellation of the Kosten Foundation’s Ninth Annual Kick It 5k on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Shelby Farms Park, the more than 1,300 registered runners, walkers, volunteers, pancreatic cancer survivors, and supporters raised more than $135,000 to support the fight to end pancreatic cancer, the third deadliest cancer. Participants also set new records for individual team fundraising and near-record levels for the number and size of teams. Groups took to social media to share their unique stories and show support for the Kosten Foundation and the fight against pancreatic cancer despite the stormy weather.

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Fight Pancreatic Cancer at the 9th Annual Kick It 5K Benefiting the Kosten Foundation at Shelby Farms Park on April 7, 2019

Memphis, Tenn., March 20, 2019 – The 9th Annual Kick It 5K will take place Sunday, April 7 at Shelby Farms Park at 1 p.m. The all-ages event includes a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit runners, an inspirational survivor ceremony, entertainment, and food vendors. Registration is open at https://kickit5k.racesonline.com/.

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Fight Pancreatic Cancer at the 9th Annual Kick It 5K Benefiting the Kosten Foundation at Shelby Farms Park on April 7, 2019

Register for the Kick It 5K Before March 20 to be Entered into a Drawing to Win a Fitbit

Memphis, Tenn., February 5, 2019 – The 9th Annual Kick It 5K will take place Sunday, April 7 at Shelby Farms Park at 1 p.m. The all-ages event includes a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit runners, an inspirational survivor ceremony, entertainment, and food vendors. Registration is open at https://kickit5k.racesonline.com/. Individuals who register on or before March 20 will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit!

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Kosten Foundation Raises Over $13,000 to Fight Pancreatic Cancer During November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Organizations and Individuals throughout the Mid-South joined together to Raise Awareness and Funds to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

MEMPHIS, TENN., December 13, 2018 – This November, the Kosten Foundation raised $13,150 to fight pancreatic cancer and brought awareness to one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Individuals and businesses across the region and state participated in more than 15 events, including the 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. The majority of the money raised by the Kosten Foundation helps fund pancreatic cancer research and support fellowship training for future pancreatic cancer surgeons at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Since 2006, the Kosten Foundation has donated over $1.5M to the UTHSC pancreatic cancer research team. 

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Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Honors and Remembers Those Affected by Pancreatic Cancer at Annual Tribute at Twilight Event

Tribute at Twilight Honors and Remembers Those Affected by Pancreatic Cancer during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Memphis, Tenn., November 19, 2018 – The Kosten Foundation’s Tribute at Twilight event on November 3 paid tribute to those lost to and affected by pancreatic cancer. Approximately 25 people gathered in Cancer Survivors Park, despite the cold windy weather, to share personal memorials to loved ones and support for those who are currently fighting the deadly disease. The event included a symbolic purple pinwheel display, a reading of the names of those who had passed away, and a glow stick ceremony.

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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.”

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