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Kosten Foundation Honors Pancreatic Cancer Fighters with Tribute at Twilight

Memphis, Tenn., November 18, 2021 – Nearly two dozen cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, and supporters celebrated the lives of those lost to pancreatic cancer in honor of today’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The Kosten Foundation hosted the Tribute at Twilight event in Cancer Survivors Park as a memorial celebration for anyone affected by the disease.

In a heartfelt ceremony, the group shared stories about the people they know who had succumbed to pancreatic cancer, before lighting candles in their honor.

“It’s important for people to know they don’t have to face pancreatic cancer alone, the Kosten Foundation wants to help,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Kosten Foundation, “We are honored to celebrate the lives of these incredible people who bravely fought this terrible disease and we’re determined to help find a cure.”

The Kosten Foundation has donated more than $2.4 million to pancreatic cancer research teams across the country since its founding in 2003. Most recently, it funded pancreatic cancer research programs in Memphis, New York City, Dallas, and McAllen, Texas.

The Foundation hosts an annual Kick It 5K fundraiser which has grown to include more than 1,500 participants and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for pancreatic cancer research. In addition to its fundraising efforts, the Kosten Foundation hosts the Mid-South’s only pancreatic cancer support group. The free, virtual meeting takes place on the second Saturday of every month and is open to anyone who would like to attend. You can find more information on the Kosten Foundation’s website at

If you would like to support the Kosten Foundation’s efforts during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month or would like to learn more about the organization, you can go online at

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