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Your Count Down for APRIL ~
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month:

 #1  -   Order Your Free Reach Out Kits!
     >>>   NOW available in SPANISH!   <<<

reach out kit 2013 graphic    Share a Life-Saving Message:
     Heartburn can cause Cancer

hese FREE kits feature posters,
brochures and periwinkle blue wristbands
all bearing the life-saving message:
Heartburn can cause Cancer. 

Reach Out at your work, school, church,
health care center - anywhere people can
           get the message.




Check out who is spreading the word across the nation!
Click here to see ECAN's REACH OUT HONOR ROLL

We will only be taking Reach Out kit orders through April 26th


#2 - Paint your State Periwinkle in AprilAwareness-Month-Map--in-Layers-as-of-4-23-14.jpg
  ECAN volunteers are blanketing the nation, requesting that their Governors
proclaim April Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
in their home states.

Check out the map above - Is your state covered?
If not, sign up NOW to Paint Your State Periwinkle this April!

#3 - Volunteer at Events in your area! 
Hands up
ECAN is hosting awareness raising
and fundraising events around the
nation in 2014 and

   to make them successful! 

Upcoming ECAN events will take place in
 Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania
and Illinois
- and more are being
added all the time!

         Sign up to help NOW!

#4  -  Create Your Own Event!
         Paint your Town Periwinkle!

Paint the Town Periwinkle: Thailand

In April of 2013, ECAN volunteers around the
world - from Tennessee to
Thailand (
pictured left)
hosted their own events called
Paint the Town Periwinkle
the brainchild of Tennessee
EC Survivor Stacy Alexander

(click here to find out about last year's events!)
you can Paint Your Town Periwinkle this year, too!

        Go to our Life-Saver Challenge and create your own event!
If you have a team of five or more and raise more than $150,
we will send every member of your team a FREE ECAN T-Shirt.

Just drop us a note to let us know your plans!
    #5   -  Keep Henry's Hope Alive in NYC
                     Run or Walk
                   the Verrazano Festival of Races!

Henry's Hope Verrazano Festival of Races 2014: Henry's Hope
Saturday, April 26th &
Sunday, April 27th

Shore Road Park

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday, April 26th
Half Marathon at 8:00 am
Sunday, April 27th
5K at 8:00 am
10K at 9:00 am
Saturday and Sunday
Bib pickup at 6:30 am
                Register Now!

    #6    -   Rock and Ride to Fight EC
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Saturday, May 3rd

Antique Car Show
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

50's & 60's Dance
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Near Norwich, Connecticut

Moose Lodge No. 950

115 Fitchville Rd

Bozrah, CT 06334

bill and marie reilly

Join esophageal cancer survivor Bill Riley
and his wife Marie, family and friends as
they host an entertaining evening to highlight
the importance of raising awareness
of esophageal cancer.

Tickets $20 per person.

Enjoy an antique car show, dinner, speaker, raffles and dancing to the
tunes of DJ Jimmy Izzarelli.

For more information please email
Marie Riley at or
Linda Ververis  at


  #7    -   Second Annual Walk with Champ

walk with champ walkingSaturday, May 17, 2014
Register at 9 am
Walk at 10 am

Riverview Park
South 25th St and the Lehigh River
Easton, Pennsylvania

Five mile walk

begins and ends at Riverview Park

Register NOW

Registration fee: $35
Children 12 and under free with adult
 (but must register in advance)


Register by May 7th for guaranteed t-shirt and gift bag


#8    -   First Annual Robert Dieringer, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing

robt-dieringer-photo-edited.jpgFriday, June 6th

Fairways of Woodside Golf Course
19 Clubhouse Circle
Sussex, WI  53089

Robert Dieringer, Jr. was just 41 when he lost his life after an 18 month battle with Stage IV Esophageal Cancer, leaving his young wife and children.  His friends and family honor his memory with this event designed to raise awareness and support the fight against this devastating disease.


For more information, contact



  #9    -   Third Annual Smiles for Bob 5K
in Chicagoland
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
smiles for bob logo8:00 am
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

195 Nester Road
Elgin, Illinois


Registration fee

(by 6/18) $25 

  Find out more

Bob Geier was just 52 years old when he was
diagnosed smiles for bob - familywith Stage IV Esophageal Cancer in January 2011 and lost his battle four short months later.

Bob's children wanted to find a way to honor their father's memory and raise awareness about this devastating disease.  Because daughter Kayla is a runner and Bob always had a smile on his face, the Smiles for Bob 5K was born.



Our mission can’t wait. Your support helps
us send that urgent message aimed at
earlier detection, more research funding
and more lives saved.

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Those You Appreciate>>>

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Precious Lives Lost>>>

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Events
in Partnership with
Public Libraries
Physicians share the facts about
the link between
Heartburn and Cancer
 in presentations and discussion
with members of the public at
free events throughout the nation


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wednesday, April 23rd
6:30 pm
Penrose Library
Carnegie Reading Room
20 North Cascade Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Dr. Reginald Bell
SurgOne Foregut Institute

made possible by the generous support of


Show Your
Periwinkle Passion
this April with

Awareness Merchandise 

Wristbands and Keychains

Moisture Wicking Athletic Shirts
Moisture-Wicking T-shirt

Bumper Magnets

Lunch Bags
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Ribbon Magnets to
Honor Your Heroes

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Periwinkle Lampwork
Bead and Sterling Silver Jewelry

esophageal cancer, awareness, jewelry, crystal cha cha braceletCustom designed
just for ECAN by Indiana Glass Artist Carol Watson.

Click To Order


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