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$200 Cash Giveaway for Kosten Foundation’s Kick It 5K Early Bird Registration

Memphis, Tenn., June 28, 2022 – The Kosten Foundation announced participants that register for their 12 annual Kick It 5K race before August 31 will be eligible to win a $200 cash prize. Runners, walkers, and supporters can register for $30, and spirit & virtual runners can register for $25 on the Kick It 5K website at All proceeds go towards funding pancreatic cancer research, improving community support, and raising awareness about the disease.

“I cannot begin to describe how grateful we are for the outstanding support the Kick It 5K receives every year from the community,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Kosten Foundation. “We could not be more pleased to be returning for another in-person event this year, and we look forward to making an even bigger impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer with our largest fundraiser of the year, Kick It 5K!”

The Kosten Foundation’s October 30 race will be presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care. Over the last 19 years, the Kosten Foundation has donated nearly $2.5 million to pancreatic cancer research and support. The Kick It 5K is the organization’s largest fundraiser and in 2021, it raised more than $150,000 that went towards funding three research teams dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Participants can look forward to live music, a pre-race memorial and survivor ceremony, food trucks, and more. Memphis radio legend Ron Olson will serve as emcee for the 5K as well. Anyone interested in participating in the race or donating to pancreatic cancer research can do so on the event website at

In addition to supporting pancreatic cancer research across the country, the foundation hosts a free monthly support group meeting for pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and anyone else affected by the disease. For more information about the Kosten Foundation and their mission, you can go to their website at


Kosten Foundation Supporters Take Off from the Starting Line at the Kick It 5K.

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About the Kosten Foundation:

The Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research was founded in 2003 by the family of Herb Kosten after his death due to pancreatic cancer. The Kosten family sought to improve community support, awareness, and funding for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest known cancers. The organization has donated more than $2.5 million for pancreatic cancer research and hosts a very active monthly support group meeting, both in person and virtual, for patients, their families, and anyone interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer. The Kosten Foundation hosts an annual Kick It 5K has grown to include more than 2,500 participants. Money raised from the Kick It 5K and other Kosten Foundation events helps fund pancreatic cancer research.

For more information about the Kosten Foundation, its programs, and events, visit the website at

About Baptist Memorial Health Care:

Baptist Memorial Health Care is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit healthcare systems and the largest provider of Medicaid in the region. The Baptist system, which offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South, consistently ranks among the top integrated healthcare networks in the nation; comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi, and East Arkansas; more than 5,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 750 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs more than 18,000 people, and in the fiscal year 2016, contributed $242,935,216 in charity care and community benefit to the areas it serves.

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