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Kosten Foundation 2023 Print Newsletter

We are proud to announce that our printed newsletter is now available online.

The newsletter offers a summary of all the work we did last year. It is always nice for us to go back and see all the progress we made that would not be possible without your support and the dedication of the many volunteers that help the Kosten Foundation throughout the year!

If you are on our mailing list, a printed newsletter should be hitting your mailboxes very soon!

If you are new to the foundation and want to ensure you are on our print newsletter list, please submit your contact information at the link below.

Fight Pancreatic Cancer at the 12th Annual Kick It 5K Benefiting the Kosten Foundation at Shelby Farms Park on October 30, 2022

Participants can register to join in person or virtually to help in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Memphis, Tenn., Oct 6, 2022 – The 12th Annual Kick It 5K will take place Sunday, October 30 at Shelby Farms Park at 1 p.m. The all-ages event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit/virtual runners, an inspirational memorial and survivor ceremony, entertainment, and vendors. Proceeds from the event are used to fund pancreatic cancer research and pancreatic cancer support group operations in Memphis. Participants may register online at

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Old School Gospel Concert Fundraiser Benefitting the Kosten Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Research

Memphis, Tenn., August 23, 2022– The Each One Teach One Gospel Concert will include live music by the Gospel Dream Team and will take place at Brown Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Rd. E., Southaven, MS 38671, on Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m. The Concert is free, but donations are encouraged as all proceeds will be donated to the Kosten Foundation in support of pancreatic cancer research and awareness. Lead vocalists include cancer survivors, Annette Wiggins, Rhonda Threatt, Essie Street, and Sheryl Norfleet.

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Kosten Foundation’s Kick It 5K Giving Away Free Earbuds

Register before October 7 to support pancreatic cancer research and be entered to win

Memphis, Tenn., September 16, 2021 –The Kosten Foundation announced participants that register for their 11th annual Kick It 5K race before October 7 will be eligible to win a pair of Jaybird Vista earbuds. Runners, walkers, and supporters can register for $30 on the event website at All proceeds go towards funding pancreatic cancer research.

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Kosten Foundation’s Kick It 5K Announces Baptist Memorial Health Care as Presenting Sponsor

Registration for in-person race benefitting pancreatic cancer now open

Memphis, Tenn., July 22, 2021 – The Kosten Foundation announced Baptist Memorial Health Care as the presenting sponsor for the 11th Annual Kick It 5K benefitting pancreatic cancer research and support. The November 7th race will be in-person at Shelby Farms Park. Runners, walkers, or anyone that would like to support the race can register on the event’s website at

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Roadshow BMW Donates $6,000 to Kosten Foundation for Roadshow Gives Back Program

Roadshow BMW Donation will go towards Kosten Foundation pancreatic research efforts

Memphis, Tenn., June 25, 2021 – Roadshow BMW announced today it will donate $6,000 to the Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research and support as a part of its Roadshow Gives Back Program. Kosten Foundation supporters test drove more than 100 cars to earn the maximum donation.

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Test Drive a BMW in May and Support the Kosten Foundation

Memphis, Tenn., April 29, 2021 – The Kosten Foundation is partnering with Roadshow BMW in May for their Roadshow Gives Back program that supports local charitable organizations. For every test drive between May 1 and May 30, Roadshow BMW will donate $25 to the Kosten Foundation’s fight against pancreatic cancer. The Kosten Foundation funds pancreatic cancer research and has donated more than $2.4 million to help find a cure for one of the deadliest forms of cancers. Anyone interested in participating can schedule a test drive on the Roadshow BMW website at, or you can visit the dealership at 405 N. Germantown Parkway.

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Kosten Foundation Announces $175,000 in Funding for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Memphis, Tenn., January 27, 2021 – The Kosten Foundation announced today it will provide $175,000 in grants to fund three pancreatic cancer research teams. The Memphis-based pancreatic cancer nonprofit is partnering with Baptist Clinical Research Institute in Memphis, University of Texas Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in McAllen Texas.

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Kosten Foundation’s 10th Annual Kick It 5K Going Virtual

Memphis, Tenn., September 1, 2020 – The Kosten Foundation has announced its 10th annual Kick It 5K will now be a virtual event hosted November 5-19 during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The walk/run fundraiser has been rescheduled from April due to COVID-19 and rescheduled again from October to the final dates of November 5-19 to align with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

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