Madison, WI – September 11, 2012 – No Stomach For Cancer, a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, will host its first-ever Walk to raise stomach cancer awareness on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the world, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The American Cancer Society estimates there are one million new cases diagnosed in the world each year, with more than 800,000 deaths annually. This first-of-its-kind global event will help bring much-needed awareness to this horrific disease. November is National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month®
“People throughout the United States and the world have been asking for an event in their area – for a way to join with others to raise awareness and support the fight against stomach cancer,” said Karen Chelcun Schreiber, Board of Directors Chairperson for No Stomach For Cancer. “Our goal is to unite the caring power of people worldwide to take steps together to bring stomach cancer awareness into the public eye …[The walk] is a critical step in the effort to save lives and advance stomach cancer research.”
People are invited to walk individually, or as a group, on Saturday, Nov. 3. The day, which is sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints, is meant to have an organic feel to it; those interested in obtaining official walk packets are encouraged to visit www.nostomachforcancer.org for details. The packets contain official T-shirts, wristbands, magnets, and other things for the day in the familiar periwinkle color that represents stomach cancer. Cost is just $40 until Oct. 1 ($45 Oct. 2-22, $75 after Oct. 22) All proceeds raised will help No Stomach For Cancer to support stomach cancer research.
In America alone, it was estimated that 10,000 people died of stomach cancer in 2011. Moreover, one in 114 men and women are at a lifetime risk for this deadly disease. Twenty-one thousand Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The disease receives the least amount of federal funding per cancer death. The 2012 walk will unite the No Stomach For Cancer community in spirit, with all participants working towards a common goal: awareness.
About No Stomach For Cancer:
Founded in 2009, No Stomach For Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer. The organization’s mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Headquartered in Wisconsin and serving families in countries around the globe, No Stomach For Cancer is a worldwide leader in raising awareness and advancing education. For more information, please visit www.nostomachforcancer.org