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Your Count Down to 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                                                                                               

#2 - Paint your State Periwinkle in Aprilecam map 3-17-14
  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! 

ECAN events will take place in
Arizona, California (2 events!),
(2 events), Connecticut (2 events), Maryland, New York, Texas, Washington State -     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  -  See 1st EC Awareness day in Pro Sports! 
ECAN kicks off EC Awareness Month with the First Esophageal Cancer Awareness Event ever held in American Professional Sports!
 Thursday, April 3rd
 Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
         LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks   

ECAN fans get early admission to watch team warm-ups, a special gift and
discounted $27 ticket price
                                                  (use the code "Clippers" to get ECAN fan benefits)      

#6  -  Be a Cancer Dancer at ECAN's Gala!
150 X 150 for yelp.jpgJoin us in Baltimore as we
Go Hollywood!

Stephen Bogart
son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
at the
Saturday, April 5th
7 pm - 11 pm
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Buy Your TICKETS Now!
#7 -  Cycle for EC Awareness in El Tour de Mesa!

Ride in the 24th El Tour for ECAN!

Saturday, April 5th
beginning at CycloMesa in downtown Mesa, AZ
at 6 am ~ 8 am ~ or 11 am

Cycle 70 or 28 miles
or take a  Fun Ride (6 or 11 miles)
Register Now!

#8  - Take Steps to Save Lives in SF Bay Area!
taking-steps-logo-for-web.jpg An EC Awareness Weekend

Educational Program
Friday, April 11th

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Reception at 6:30 pm
Program at 7:00 pm

Diablo Country Club
1700 Clubhouse Road
Diablo, CA 94528
Learn about the link between
reflux disease & cancerat an informative discussion with a distinguished panel of physicians 
This event is free and open to the public
but reservations are required
                                                                       Click here to reserve your spot now!      

The next day join all the folks who are

Taking Steps to Save Lives
5K Run/Walk

Saturday, April 12th
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Chabot Regional Park
Castro Valley

 Register NOW! 

    #10    -   Rock and Ride to Fight EC
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rescheduled to
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


    #10   -  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!

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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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

Houston, Texas

Wednesday, April 2nd 
6 pm
Clayton Library Center for
Genealogical Research

Carriage House

5300 Caroline
Houston, Texas  77004

Dr. Boris Sepesi
MD Anderson

made possible with the generous support of Texas Mattress Makers

New Haven, Connecticut

Thursday, April 10th
6 pm

Ives Main Branch
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Dr. Ramon Generoso
Milford Hospital
Yale University School of Medicine

made possible with the generous support of Covidien


Pueblo, Colorado

Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30 pm

Rawlings Library
100 East Abriendo Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Dr. Charles Rutzkowski
Parkview Gastroenterology

made possible with the generous support of


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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