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Taking Awareness to New Heights
Stories to Save Lives: ECAN Raises Awareness from 24 Stories Up!
lls Stories of dozens diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer

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Melissa (L) and Rachel Stern
rappel in memory of their father

EC Survivor Brian Leedom and family after 24 story rappel Maureen Bergmueller rappels in honor of her co-chair Rick Garman

43 brave souls went Over the Edge of the roof of the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel and rappelled down 24 Stories on Saturday, May 3rd on behalf of someone who has faced Esophageal Cancer. 

The event raised awareness about the link between reflux disease and Esophageal Cancer and funds to support ECAN's life-saving mission. Event Co-Chairs Rick Garman and Maureen Bergmueller led a fantastic team of volunteers who made the event possible.

Stories to Save Lives In the News:   

LA Times STSL  LA Daily News coverage of STSL 2015
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click here for L.A. Daily News


Jeff Foxworthy gets Seriously Funny
DC Event full of side-splitting humor while sending the message that
Reflux Disease is No Laughing Matter

Lynne Zink Auctioneer No Laughing Matter Auctioneer Lynne Zink gets the audience engaged and bidding!
Jeff Foxworthy NLM 2015 Jeff Foxworthy delights the crowd with his hilarious brand of comedy

Andy Huggins No Laughing Matter 2015 Comedian Andy Huggins gets the guests warmed up with laughter

More than 400 guests gathered on Sunday evening, April 12th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia for a night of comedy and fun - all the while raising awareness that Reflux Disease is No Laughing Matter and raising funds to support ECAN's mission.  Auctioneer Lynne Zink led an entertaining and lucrative celebrity auction and Andy Huggins, winner of ECAN's national comedy competition kept the audience in stitches as the lead-up to Mr. Foxworthy's hilarious show.

Check out this fantastic take on the evening from our friends at Comcast:

screenshot of Jeff Foxworthy event video from Comcast


We are keeping the campaign to raise awareness alive
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It's all part of ECAN's bold, new campaign to drive home the
life-saving message that

Reflux Disease is No Laughing Matter!

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